Whether your child prefers sports, arts and crafts, or an assortment of activities, we have listed the following camps to help you decide which suits them best. Make sure to book your child's space soon, as they will fill up fast!
Here is our comprehensive guide to 2022 October Half Term Camps offered in the Cayman Islands.
We will continue to add to this each year and and update it
throughout September and October for 2023, so be sure to check back. Christmastime is also
around the corner, so our Christmas Camps will also be updated in due course!
If you are running a 2023 October half term camp and would like to be on this list (or if you know of anyone who is), please feel free to email us all of the relevant information (i.e. camp name, dates, activities, location(s) and contact details) to email@example.com and we will be sure to add it below.
2022/23 October Half Term Camps
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Tel:1 (345) 925 4347
ESM football camps create an environment of learning and fun that focuses on confidence building, healthy competition, skill development, game awareness and social-emotional competencies of sport.
Swim & Adventure Camp
Tel:1 (345) 949 8485
Learn to Ride a Bike
Tel:1 (345) 943 5437
Sign up for KidsAbility's bike riding camp - get those training wheels off and learn how to ride a bike.
Join KidsAbility's Occupational Therapist for 4/5 days for their Learn to Ride Programme. Throughout the week your child will learn to safely put their helmet on, get on/off their bike and park their bike. They will then learn to steer, start & stop safely, glide and hopefully by the end of the
week be able to pedal and ride independently. Please note that each child is individual and although KidsAbility will try their best to get them cycling independently, they cannot guarantee this.
There will be an occupational therapist and assistant present at each session to ensure children get maximum support during the group. If your child has a caregiver it would be advised that they attend to the group to aid with monitoring the children during break times or as necessary.
Please be sure that your child has a bike, the pedals have been removed from the bike and a helmet that fits.
Tel:1 (345) 943 5437
Join KidsAbility for their School Break Typing Club. The purpose of this club is to provide a kickstart to your child’s touch typing development. Their therapists will get your child started with learning touch typing by emphasising proper posture, hand position, accuracy and speed with typing.
What Is Touch Typing? In contrast with normal typing, touch typing is simply pressing the keys without looking at them. If you can keep your eyes on the screen without looking down, you can touch type. This method is more efficient, less tiring and comes with some surprising cognitive benefits, as we’ll see below.
Touch typing has a noticeable effect on the brain, psychologists say.
“The single most important thing is if you can type without looking down… If you can do that, what’s happening in your brain changes,” says Sue Westwood, a child psychologist who runs a touch typing programme called English Type. “Muscle memory is a physical skill—so once its trained, it becomes unconscious and automatic. It frees up your conscious cognitive resources to focus solely on the task in hand.”
If we can train our fingers to type without our brains having to think about it, we become more efficient at the task at hand. “We also know that by the time you get to 30 words per minute it’s a fluid process,” says Westwood. “The fingers are moving with no buffering going on. And from that point you get faster naturally.” (Saga Briggs, https://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/21st-century-skills/touch-typing-kids-essential-21st-century-skill/)
Each student will need to bring a laptop and KidsAbility will provide access to a typing subscription to be used throughout the school term. Parents will receive a progress report at the end of the week.
Tel:1 (345) 943 5437
Join KidsAbility's Handwriting Camp. Your child will work on letter formation, letter sizing, and letter placement using multisensory tools based on the Handwriting Without Tears Programme. Each day will finish with sensory activities and a craft to take home.
Tel:1 (345) 926 7915
The Sailing Club hosts camps over Easter, summer, Christmas and half term breaks.
Open to ages 6-16, camps are generally five days in duration running from 8.30am to 4pm. On and off water activities are undertaken each day and, wind direction allowing, the week usually includes a day sail to Camana Bay.
A number of end-of-camp BBQs offer the opportunity for camp
sailors to demonstrate their new skills to their family, by taking them
on to, and sometimes onto, the water.
Clever Fish Camp
Tel:1 (345) 526 3474
Children can enjoy a range of indoor activities such as: Lego, Lego Robotics, games, quizzes, arts and crafts. Every day (weather permitting) they participate in an outdoor water activity with Sea Elements such as: boat trips, snorkel trips, kayaking and beach games.
Tel:1 (345) 746 0000
Depending on the season, Camp Seafire host a different themed camp! All camps include various fun activities relating to S.T.E.A.M theme. Splash at Seafire, pool, ocean and fun activities all week long.
Code Galaxy Camp
Code Galaxy is offering a winter camp for kids this winter with exciting courses including Scratch, Roblox, python programming, and even CAD 3D modeling. Here is a link to their virtual camps page https://www.thecodegalaxy.com/camps/virtual-kids-coding-camp
Caribbean Marine Ecology Course
Tel:1 (345) 948 1094
The Marine Ecology Course is aimed at homeschooled students and those few schools which have a later half term break.
During this immersive three-day, two-night field trip students get a chance to live at the Little Cayman Research Centre and learn more about the oceans first-hand! The course introduces students to tropical marine biology, ecology and conservation at one of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. CCMI’s aim is to change students’ attitudes and behaviors about the ocean whilst having fun exploring Little Cayman. Activities typically include snorkelling, species identification, beach cleanup, field trip to the National Trust Booby Pond, guided iguana tour, lionfish dissections and a range of interactive classes.
Tel:1 (345) 938 3838
Activities include band jamming, performing, ear training, music appreciation, instrument mastery, studio time, drum circle, music lessons, karaoke, World Music and field trips. Some weeks may include dance, art, yoga and musical theatre.
For advanced musicians:
- learn songs by favourite bands
- master a new musical instrument
- play in a rock band
- go up a skill level
Horse Camp and Fun on the Farm
Tel:1 (345) 926 7669
Children will have daily lessons, trial rides, vaulting and gymkhana games. Lots of fun in the fresh air grooming, bathing and learning to look after a pony and all our kid friendly farm animals. No previous experience necessary. Riding helmets are provided. Fully qualified riding Instructors.
Traditional Day Camp
Tel:1 (345) 925 3276
Your child will participate in a wide variety of age-appropriate activities such as recreational swimming, kayaking, YMCA ropes challenge course, arts and crafts and sports and activity.
Traditional Day Camp encourages being active, having fun, making memories and new friends to last a lifetime!
Y Sports Camp
Tel:1 (345) 925 3276
Through the YMCA camp, children have the opportunity to learn and grow together outside.
The power of camp, is truly recognised through a child’s development at the end of the week. The experience and exposure of trying something new, learning to “unplug” from technology, making new “camp” friends and getting in touch with nature. Kids will learn independence and responsibility, they will work as part of a team and they will be accepted in a safe and inclusive environment.
Campers learn these life skills from the YMCA role models, who embody the core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith. These camp leaders create a safe and fun environment for all.
Tel:1 (345) 922 2354
Total Soccer's camps offer progressive activities which help players to develop basic to advanced skills in a fun environment.
help children develop basic to advanced skills in a structured environment. Their team has
experienced coaches specialised in youth soccer development
with a strong pedagogical and fun approach!
Camps are open to all children whenever they are not in school and typically run for a week.
Tennis, Pickleball & Crafts Camp
Tel:1 (345) 547 6257
Taking tennis and pickleball to all the kids from 3-14 years of age who want to learn the sport, no prior experience necessary. Providing a safe and secure learning environment. Building a strong foundation and love for the game. Ensuring that every camper succeeds and has fun during their development.
There will be a lot of fun games and activities like tennis, pickleball and crafts! They also have an air conditioned clubhouse where you can do variety of activities like arts and crafts regardless of weather conditions.
Tel:1 (345) 928 2956
Cayman’s premier snorkel camp is taking place once again, offering a one of a kind educational experience for children ages 7-15 years.
Spend 6 hours a day on the boat, visiting new sites and focusing on new subjects every day. Learn about marine biology, boat safety, fish identification, knot tying and much more.
Safety is always the highest priority and as such Cayman Snorkel Co. are limiting their camp to 12 kids per boat with a minimum of 3 staff members. Staff are in the water with the children at all times. All staff are CPR, First Aid and D2L certified. They will be using their 34ft Luxury Charter vessel equipped with an air conditioned cabin, a full sized bathroom and a fresh water shower.
Sporty Kidz Camp
Tel:1 (345) 327 5923
Sports at CIS, beach games, swimming and paddle boarding, water balloons fight, card games, field trips to the Turtle Centre and Camana Bay.
Children are required to be good swimmers.
Adventures in Art Camp
Tel:1 (345) 927 2258
At the multi-disciplinary Art Camp, children will enjoy a host of S.T.E.A.M. activities, exploring different art mediums and creating fun projects each day. Along with regular art sessions (clay sculpting, drawing, ceramic painting, canvas painting and crafting) campers will be learning some new mediums such as fluid art and pottery wheel practice.
Tel:1 (345) 916 3007
Daily yoga, mindfulness, nature exploration, games, arts and crafts, and so much more!
Tel:1 (345) 623 5965
Snorkelling, Kittiwake, Stingray City, banana boat rides and other water sports!
Tel:1 (345) 949 3894
Enjoy a summer of adventure with Shellby & friends at Cayman Turtle Centre’s summer camp. Learn about turtles, sharks, birds, and more; explore the wildlife and splash in the pool. Campers can even take part in a private turtle release.
What to bring:
- Change of clothes
- Water Bottle
- Mask & Snorkel
Shuttle service is available to/from Camana Bay at CI$5 per day (per child). Pick up at 7.45 am, drop off at 3.15pm.
Children will take learning into their own hands as they explore obstacles, brainstorm ideas, and creatively accomplish goals. They will solve puzzles, observe mathematical patterns in nature and work in teams to do math projects. This camp is about opening up students’ minds to how math lies in the world beyond the classroom.
Limited to 6 students per day, per camp.
Performing Arts Camp
Tel:1 (345) 525 6787
Learn a musical in a week – students will be placed in age appropriate groups to produce and perform a musical. This is a fast paced, action packed camp that involves dancing, acting and singing.
Parents are invited to come along to our final showdown on the final day.
Scuba Diving Camp
Tel:1 (345) 916 6408
Learn about our Marine Parks, Sharks, Turtle breeding and nesting, SCTLD, how coral survives and other subjects.
Tel:1 (345) 916 5483
Kitesurf Cayman's goal is to introduce your children to watersports that can be practiced at Barkers National Park, they have created a programme that it is based on having fun while they learn new skills along with other children.
Activities during the camp include: Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Paddle Boarding, Snorkeling, Wake Boarding and Beach Games.
Tel:1 (345) 916 1293
Daily 2 tank boat dives, marine biology, boat handling skills, water safety, fish identification etc.
'Get into Rugby' Girls Rugby Camp
Tel:1 (345) 525 7937
Fall Kids Camp
Tel:1 (345) 815 6120
Join Jean-Michel Cousteau trained Naturalists for an exciting fall camp during the October school break and explore Grand Cayman’s natural wonders with a kids camp at Ambassadors of the Environment. Expert Naturalists at Ambassadors of the Environment hosts educational and fun adventures learning about our island critters through nature photography, snorkelling, mangrove kayaking and more!
Kids will also have the chance to splash around at Starfish Cay water park each day and channel their inner artist with arts and crafts! Each day, please bring: swimwear, a hat, water bottle (can be refilled at our building), and a change of clothes.
Conservation Ecology Camp
Tel:1 (345) 948 1094
Spend your October half term at CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Centre, snorkelling on Little Cayman’s world-famous reefs!
During the Conservation Ecology Camp, students focus on tropical marine ecology and conservation in the Cayman Islands. Students will learn from CCMI scientists and educators. No two days are the same as they develop group research projects, snorkel and explore a pristine reef system. The programme will also include all the fun activities of a camp with beach games, kayaking, biking, a beach bonfire and exploring Little Cayman’s environment.
The goal of this camp will be for students to start a project to present at the annual Cayman Islands Rotary Club Science Fair. Group field projects will focus on:
- Coral disease
- Caribbean-wide long-spined sea urchin die-off
- Carbon sequestration in mangroves and seagrass beds
Tel:1 (345) 925 3276
Children learn from Adventure and the best adventures happen outdoors!
Adventure Camp will help kids to build confidence, develop initiative, increase creativity, make new friends, be active and above all, have FUN!
From climbing the Y Ropes Challenge Course to Kayaking and day trips, the Y Adventure Camp is full of outdoor exploration and educational fun.
Not seeing a camp listed? Contact us and we will add it at no charge!