UVICES NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2017
Agriculture Enrichment Summer Camp Applications Available

Call/Come to Register for 3 CES Summer Youth Programs: All held at the UVI Cooperative Extension Service’s (“New House”) Building

Agriculture
Dates: June 26 - 6 July 21, 2017 
Contact: Dr. Louis E. Petersen, Jr. at 340-693-1083 or Email louis.petersen@uvi.edu 
Ages: 14 - 17

Nutrition (mornings) & Sewing (afternoons) 
Dates: June 26 - 6 July 14, 2017 
Contact: Dr. Caryl Johnson at 340-693-1082 or Email cjohnso@uvi.edu
Ages: 11-14

Applications are now available at the UVI Cooperative Extension Service (UVICES) office for the 3rd Annual Agriculture Enrichment Summer Camp (AESC). Parents are invited to contact the UVICES office if their 14-17 year old is interested in spending the summer learning about agriculture and related fields from June 26 – July 21, 2017.

The 4-week program is a collaboration between UVICES along with the Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Program, the Department of Labor Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program and The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD). The Agriculture Enrichment Summer Camp (AESC) is designed to create awareness in the importance of the agricultural industry and related career opportunities. Youth participate in guest presentations, hands-on exercises, and field trips. They also learn social skills and sensitivity training for interacting with those who have special abilities through games and other activities.

Contact Dr. Louis E. Petersen, Jr. by email at louis.petersen@uvi.edu, call 693-1083 or visit ces.uvi.edu for more information. Learn about last year's camp here on our blog.

This annual AESC program along with our sewing and nutrition camps are hosted by the UVICES office staff at the New House Building on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. There is no cost to the applicants, but UVICES reserves the right to select ten from the first twenty applicants. For more information call the UVI Cooperative Extension Service at 340-693-1080. Stay connected with UVI CES online for finding pictures, videos and the latest information on
Facebook or visit ces.uvi.edu for details.