STEM and martial arts on offer at new winter camp
Youngsters will be able to learn maths and technology skills and martial arts as part of a new winter camp.
The science, technology, engineering and maths-based curriculum – known as STEM – will feature coding and robotics, as well as jujitsu, sports and arts and crafts.
The Successful Youth Winter Camp was organised by Impact Mentoring Academy, Pangaea Educational Services and Small Circle Jujitsu.
The camp’s main goal, in line with a previous partnership between Pangaea and Impact, is to equip young people with 21st century skills and build focus and discipline.
Shawn Harvey, the director of Small Circle Jujitsu, said: "My experience as a child was very challenging - I faced peer pressure.
"What I discovered over time was that success is all based on your mindset, the energy you are putting out into the universe and having someone or an organisation to help provide the leadership needed to create an environment for success.“
The camp will involve two main lessons each day that will teach jujitsu and STEM based concepts.
Jujitsu sessions will cover basic self defence, fitness, martial arts techniques and mindfulness.
The camp will also include virtual mathematics lessons, game design, mobile app design and programming robots using conditional statements and sensory devices.
Krysten Burrows, the co-owner of Pangaea, added: “Although science, technology engineering and mathematics learning paths are a necessity to help prepare our students for success in the future workplace, it is just as important that we ensure our students build the resolve necessary to secure their success.
“STEM based skill sets are in demand not only due to their relevance but because of the degree of difficulty to master and achieve certification.
“A foundation in martial arts can be instrumental in the social and emotional learning to teach students patience and give them exposure to new challenges and build confidence.”
The camp will be held between December 16 and January 4.
Anyone interested in signing their children up for the camp should contact 747- 4621 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for registration is December 15 for the first week of camp.
Classes will be held at the Old Berkeley Building on Berkeley Road, Pembroke.
The amps run from 8.30pm to 4.30pm and cost $195 per week.
Age groups for participants are 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14.
After care until 5.30pm and breakfast are included in the price.