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Thursday 13 August, 2020

Camp alternatives for children in the July/August vacation

COVID-19's effects on Trinidad and Tobago have caused the government to put a ban on group camp activities for the July/August vacation period.  

For parents who work from home and those heading back to work while the children are at home from school, LoopTT has compiled a few options for parents looking to keep the younger ones occupied this vacation. 

The Academy of Baking and Pastry Arts 

Even though the Academy is known for helping participants create sweet treats and floury goodness, they’re also teaching children how to make dishes from Italy, Paris and even Japan.  

Their one-day vacation courses have already started and will go until August 29. 

The Academy is located in the heart of Woodbrook, near workplaces and office spaces so kids won’t be too far away in case parents or guardians want to stop by. 

Bead Café Krafty Kids 

The Bead Café on Mucurapo Road in St James is helping the younger ones to learn the art of jewelry making. 

Some of their courses are for a few days while others are for just one day. They’re holding a number of in-person courses at their location, but they can also be found at West Mall on August 4 and C3 in San Fernando on August 31. 

For those who have help at home, Bead Café is also conducting online courses; enrolled students will have a craft kit to practice with. 

NIHERST Virtual Camps 

The National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) is holding a slew of weekly camps for various age groups.  

For children with an interest in engineering, technology, animation and even 3D designing, NIHERST has something for everyone. 

All camps cost $250 and will be held virtually. 

This article will be updated with more fun vacation activities for children as soon as they are sourced. 

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