A highlight of the school vacations in July and August is summer camps for any and every discipline across the country. The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) has one teaching expressive arts. We spoke to Youth Development Officer for NICH, Kimberly Vasquez.
“We have two programs running simultaneously. One, we have a collaboration that we do with the Ministry of Education, through the National Coordinator for Expressive Arts, Mr Leroy Green. So we have an Expressive Arts Camp running right now, that will wrap up on Friday. They will do their final showcase, where they’ll be showing everything that they’ve learned over the past three weeks. So that completes next week Friday. But we also have a couple of other programs ongoing. We have a ‘Voice and Choir’ program, that is currently being conducted at the Samuel Haynes Institute, and that’s hosted by the National Youth Choir. We also have a Steel Pan Program that is running, and that’s located on Bishop Street, in what used to be the Venus Building. That’s what we have going on here at the Bliss [Centre], for Summer Arts.”