INFO ON CAMP KULA…
“KULA” (pronounced Koo-lah) means “community of like-minded individuals.
CAMP KULA is for kids/youth open to meeting others, who are looking for action and who know how to have fun!!
WHATSAPP US AT 730-YOGA (9642) TO REGISTER NOW!
Camp Kula’s home base is at
The Sangha Trinidad,
6 Scott St. , St. Clair, Port of Spain
For information on the camp counsellors,
details on the places we plan to visit,
the overnight camping and more…
Karen Blackman is the founder of CAMP KULA, which began in 2018! She first got her camping experience from camping back in the day at YMCA on Wrightson Rd., and and then from camping in Bermuda – where her mother was born and where she visited in the Summers. Then later, from her experience attending her parent’s camps – The Blackman’s Summer School and Camps back in 1978 and 1979! Who would have thought that camp could be so much fun! In fact, it was because of these camps, that Blackman’s Private School was established in 1979…the parents and kids just couldn’t get enough! After noticing the latest trends of camps becoming more like babysitting experiences and quite honestly, looking so boring! She decided it was time to bring back the old and make it new! BRING ON THE FUN!!
Karen is an E-RYT® 500 yoga teacher. She is certified to teach hot yoga, yin yoga, meditation, aerial yoga and vinyasa yoga and is the creator/founder of The Sangha Trinidad, as well as The Sangha Trinidad’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. The Sangha Trinidad was established in 2005 and is an RYS® 500 school (currently the only yoga alliance 500hr registered school in this part of the Caribbean), making it just over 18 years that she has been teaching. During this time she has also worked with many kids teaching quite a few youth yoga classes at various schools and at her yoga studios. She has been successful in earning their trust when it comes to them learning new things…they love her! She also has a 12 year old niece and 3 year old nephew, who keep her young at heart and other than that, she just can’t wait to have fun with your children!!
Co-Owner of 361 Degrees Sports Academy. Wife and mom of 3 amazing kids! Absolute supporter of movement in kids annnnnnd the one of the most fun people to be around!
THE ACTIVITIES FOR CAMP KULA ARE CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED AND FINALIZED…STAY TUNED…!
WE WILL BE DOING AERIAL YOGA ALMOST EVERY DAY!
Aerial Yoga has been around for thousands of years and has made a huge impact of late. It is known to help reduce stress, help with circulation and can completely aid in calming kids down. Aerial yoga is also a great way to get kids feeling brave! Of course we would never force a child to do anything they didn’t want to do, but nothing is more perfect than seeing other kids trying something and seeing what happens if you try.
~ with Karen Blackman, Director of The Sangha Trinidad
WE WILL BE DOING ART ALMOST EVERYDAY!
Let’s get them thinking creatively…so much time is spent with their iPad, the TV or just doing school work…we are gonna help them dig deeper! Introducing…TAMI JARDINE – ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Who is TAMI?
Tami studied Education at University of the West Indies and is currently a Teacher at St. Andrew’s Private School. Not only is she an amazing artist and art teacher, but if you didn’t know, you know now…she is an awesome poet and writer! She has lots in store for us…can’t wait!!
WE WILL ALSO BE HEADING TO AND THE PROPOSED SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE THIS:
8AM TO 10AM – AERIAL
10AM TO 1PM – We head to the Digicel Play Zone, which includes football, skipping, boxing and basically just being outside! If the rain holds up we will have lunch here.
1PM TO 3PM – ART
8AM TO 9AM – AERIAL
9AM TO 12NOON – We head to BUSH MOUNTAIN and ride Courtenay’s ATV up the Trails and go swimming OR A HIKE (depending of the weather)…we will be doing something with Courtenay!
12NOON TO 1PM – LUNCH/DOWN TIME/BOARD GAMES/MORE AERIAL
1PM TO 3PM – ART
Courtenay Rooks is one of the country’s top outdoorsman! He has been doing this all his life. If you want to know anything about our vegetation, birds and other animals, he is your man! And he is GREAT with kids!!! This will be a great opportunity for them to learn so much more!
8AM TO 9:30AM – A visit to NALIS AND/OR The Museum
9:30AM TO 1:30PM – We visit Veronica’s Pottery Studio
1:30PM TO 3PM – ART
Veronica’s Pottery Studio exists to explore and to teach the many enjoyable and creative possibilities of building with clay. This is an awesome medium to help kids learn how to find their centre. It’s also a great way to develop focus and concentration.
8AM to 3PM
This is a BIG day! We will be trying to head out to the Mud Pools in South. We hope to take the Water Taxi and then Maxi or some guide’s suggestion on getting to the pool!
FRIDAY – OUR BIGGEST AND LONGEST DAY:
8AM TO 9AM – AERIAL
9AM TO 11AM – COOKING WITH CHEF CHRIS
11AM TO 1PM – ART
1PM TO 6PM – 5 ISLAND!!!
6PM TO 9AM (SATURDAY) – DINNER, MOVIES, KARAOKE, MAYBE EVEN A JOUVAY, SHOWERS AND THEN DOUBLES FOR BREAKFAST!!
We usually over plan leaving the kids exhausted…oops! *LOL* so we won’t plan much more until we meet the kids. Who knows…let’s see what they choose!
Oh yeah…and Camp Songs…yeah yeah! No camp should call themselves a camp if they don’t have camp songs – Do you ears hang low? Mexican Hand Clapping Song (Chiapenacas) and so many more! What else are they gonna sing during the sleepover??
CHECK OUT OUR LAST SLEEPOVER FUN!
CHECK OUT OUR HIKE! IT WAS SUPER FUN!!
Water is provided, but lunch and snacks must be provided by parents, unless otherwise stated. If for some reason we cannot go where will planned, PLAN B goes into place – BOARD GAMES!!! But first and foremost we are trying to be active active active!