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Summer Programs & Camps


With summer just around the corner, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is offering a variety of educational programs to keep students of all ages actively learning and expanding their skills throughout the summer. From youth summer camps to college prep courses, STEM programs, online and on-campus classes, there are many ways for students to get ahead this summer at UVI.  

Summer Sessions

For current UVI students, students coming home for the summer from other colleges/universities, or those wishing to start classes before the Fall, it is not too late to sign up for the second summer session, June 21 to July 29, 2024. The deadline to enroll is June 21. For questions about registration, email registrar@uvi.edu or call (340) 693-1151.  

UVI Online Degree Programs

For working adults and those who cannot attend classes on campus, UVI offers an online option with six programs currently available including associate, bachelor and master degrees. Areas of study include business management, accounting and criminal justice. Courses are 100 percent online and taught by experienced UVI faculty members. Designed for flexibility, the courses are eight weeks long with multiple start dates throughout the year. Remaining start dates for 2024 are August 14 and October 16. Visit online.uvi.edu for details. 

University Bound

Current high school students who have completed eighth grade or higher and are interested in attending college, are invited to apply for the University Bound summer program which prepares students for the expectations of college and life on campus. Activities include academic instruction, tutoring, college admissions counseling and recreational activities. The program is ideal for students who have academic ability, but who may not have the preparation, motivation or opportunity to realize or demonstrate their full potential. For more information, contact Ms. Rhymer-Rohan at (340) 693-1133 or rrohan@uvi.edu

Inclusive Childcare Lab & Diagnostic Center 

Children ages 6-10 are invited to join the Inclusive Childcare Lab and Diagnostic Center’s annual STEM/sports summer camp on St. Thomas June 3 to July 12 from 8 am to 3 pm. Campers will engage in many fun learning activities from science experiments and arts and crafts and to tennis lessons and other active sports. For more information, contact Sherryl Tonge-George at sherryl.tongegeorge@uvi.edu.  

University Bound Job Readiness Summer Program

Graduating high school seniors are invited to apply for UVI’s Job Readiness Summer Program developed by UVI’s Upward Bound program in collaboration with the V.I. Department of Labor and Cruzan Rum Distillery. The intensive one-week boot camp runs from June 17 to June 23, 2024 during which students engage in a comprehensive curriculum focused on job readiness, employability, and soft skills development. Following the boot camp, students complete a paid work experience, providing them with hands-on exposure to various industries and professional environments. Space in the program is limited, and interested students are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, May 17, 2024. For more information and to apply, contact Rosalia Rhymer Rohan at (340) 693-1133 on St. Thomas or Michelle Albany-Crispin at (340) 692-4182 on St. Croix. Online applications can also be completed at https://forms.gle/461gnFmhu2dfMBpo7.

UVI School of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 

“Expanding Minds, Shaping Futures,’” is a five-week summer program organized by the UVI School of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service from June 10 to July 12 for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Programs take place on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Research & Extension Center on St. Croix, the St. Croix Career & Technical Education Center, and at the Nisky Moravian Church on St. Thomas. Campers will participate in gardening, hiking, art projects, career exploration, computer activities, cooking and more. Camp hours of operation are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Lunch will be provided by the V.I. Department of Education Summer Feeding Program. The registration fee is $300 per child and additional siblings in the immediate family receive a discount. Application packages must be picked up and dropped off in the UVI Research and Extension Center Room 133 on St. Croix, or the main office at the UVI CES New House Building on St. Thomas. Completed applications will only be accepted until May 22 or until full. For more information, please contact Sarah Dahl-Smith, Assistant Director at (340) 692- 4084 or Carol Shoy, Extension Program Supervisor on St. Thomas at (340) 693-1082

Youth Moving-Making Workshop 

The Reichhold Center for the Arts is hosting its annual filmmaking workshop June 10 to July 27 for students ages 11-16. Through a series of tailored interactive activities, students learn the skills necessary to produce their own videos and digital content. This intense seven-week hands-on training experience is designed to motivate, educate and build practical skills in the field of digital film production culminating in a “Red Carpet Premiere” where students can exhibit their films to the community. For more information, visit Youth Moviemaking Workshop or contact Denise Humphrey at (340)-693-1552 or dhumphr@uvi.edu.  

Ocean Explorers Summer Programs 

Our annual marine science camps are currently filled to capacity but mark your calendars for next year to sign up for these popular summer camps that focus on swimming, snorkeling, water safety, marine plant and animal identification and scuba diving. Camps are offered both on St. Thomas and St. Croix. For more information, contact Howard Forbes, director of the VI Marine Advisory Service at howard.forbes@uvi.edu or visit VIMAS Discovery Week

Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI)

EBI is a free summer program  for high school students in grades 10-12, who are interested in entrepreneurship. Ninth graders who will be going to the 10th grade in the Fall will also be accepted.  Students will live on campus for 2 weeks, from July 6 to 20,  and will be provided the opportunity to enjoy a pre-college experience and learn about the advantages and challenges of entrepreneurship.  Students will engage in team exercises to improve their team building and project-management skills and will experience mentorship from successful business leaders and participate in interactive discussions about concept development and business ownership.   EBI is offered on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas.  Program participants will receive a  $250 minimum stipend. The application deadline is May 31.   For more information,  Dr. Paul Flemming at  pflemmi@uvi.edu or Tessa Liburd  at tliburd@uvi.edu. 

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