Summer Camp (July, ’13)

summer-camp-2013-3The fifth annual JJ Robinson Trust Summer Camp was held successfully at Heritage House, Mt. Parnassus between 8th and 12th July 2013. Some 50 teenagers, who are beneficiaries of the Trust, attended the 5-day programme comprising presentations, group discussions, excursions, competitions and games. Daily lunches were provided for all.
Among those who gave up valuable time to engage the students in discussions on several interesting topics were the Hon. Minister of Health, Dr. Clarice Modeste, Senator Brenda Hood, Senator Winston Garraway, Inspector Rebekah Jones of the Royal Grenadian Police Force, Mr. Sterl Lyons of Scotia Bank, Mrs. Marcelle Strachan-Mitchell of St George’s University (SGU) and former Trust student Livingstone Fraser. Rev. Dr. Osbert James gave the Invocations.
The Grenada Hash House Harriers organized a special walk along the coast in Crochou followed by a picnic lunch and games on the manicured lawns of the Cabier Ocean Lodge who also provided homemade burgers. A baby donkey born that morning at the Cabier petting zoo was named ‘JJ’ in honour of the Trust.
Summer Camp 2013The Summer Camp concluded on Friday 12th July with everyone in good spirits, with calls for more next year.
Special thanks go to the Grenada Hash, particularly Mike Cowan the Hash Master and to Cabier management Bruno & Iris Delvallee. Thanks are also given to all the camp sponsors including Bryden & Minors, Geo. F Huggins, Glovers Restaurant, Country Cold Store, SGU, GRENLEC, the Southern Fisherman’s Association, Glenroy Lessey and the Programme for Adolescent Mothers, Mrs Lawrence.
The J.J. Robinson Trust (jjrtrust.com) is a UK and Grenadian Registered Charity dedicated to providing educational assistance to needy Grenadian students with funds raised by charitable events in England and in Grenada. The Trust was started by Lt. Commander Jim Robinson and Mrs Jean Robinson MBE in 1996 and now supports some 65 registered students. All funds raised go directly to the children since the Trust is entirely run by unpaid volunteers.
Part of the Summer Camp was to learn the Greek Alphabet. The winners are:
1. Monique Griffith 100% (Wesley College)
2. Dennison Alexander 70% (St. Andrews Anglican Secondary)
2. Trevin Calliste 70% (GBSS)
3. Curdel Collins 50% (GBSS)