CAMP KULA

INFO ON CAMP KULA
MONDAY, JULY 22 TO FRIDAY, JULY 26
(Ending with our Sleepover at 8AM on SATURDAY, JULY 27)

AGES: 4 TO 14
BASIC HOURS: 8AM TO 3PM (Will be earlier/later on some days due to traffic and/or the amount of fun we are having!)

Here’s a video montage of our past camps…

 

“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,
located at
6 Scott St. , St. Clair, Port of Spain

See below for THIS YEAR’S Camp Details…

 

Pay for the week: $1500TT
Pay for the day:  Fee is listed next to the activity
**Only 25 spots available**
(*if your child really wants to come, but you need assistance, please whatsapp us!  We try to leave no child behind!)
REGISTER NOW!

For information on the camp counsellors,
details on the places we plan to visit,
the overnight camping and more…
continue reading!


WHO ARE THE CAMP COUNSELLORS?

KAREN BLACKMAN

Karen Blackman is the Founder and Lead Counsellor 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!!

HER QUALIFICATIONS:
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 19 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 14 year old niece and 4 year old nephew, who keep her young at heart and other than that, she just can’t wait to have fun with your children!!

OUR JUNIOR COUNSELLOR: EMILY WRIGHT

 

Camp Kula Kamper to Camp Kula Counsellor!  Emily has been with us since day 1 and has rolled with us over the years!  She has proven herself to be a very responsible young adult annnnd totally fun!!  Welcome baaackk, Emily!!

 

THE PROPOSED ACTIVITIES and SCHEDULE FOR CAMP KULA 2024 ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(can be adjusted as needed)

8AM  to 9:30AMPARENT DROP-OFF AND AERIAL YOGA
We let the kids swing around, hang upside down  as they learn how to do Aerial Yoga.  This session will be lead by Karen Blackman, who is a certified Aerial Yoga Teacher and has been teaching Aerial to Kids and Adults since 2014!

10AM to 11:30AMTOUR OF SCORCH RADIO

Scorch is Trinidad and Tobago’s newest radio station.  They are located in One Woodbrook Place.  They have proven to be forward thinking, and fun and we are super stoked that they are giving us the opportunity to see behind the scenes! THIS tour should prove to be quite interesting!

11:45AM to 1:45PMTHE VR ZONE ARCADE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh yeah!!  The Fun just keeps on getting funner!!!  After our tour we head on over to The VR Zone Arcade for some virtual reality fun and gaming!

2PM to 3PM – ART TIME!

 

 


ANNNND if we have enough time, who knows what mischief we will get up to as we try our hand at some art, but we do know it will be something gooooooood!!!

 

3PMPARENT PICK-UP

6:45AM – PARENT DROP-OFF

  • The Water Taxi to South (LEAVES AT 7:15AM SHARP)
  • We then take our maxi to the Los Iros Mud Pool with a guide (1hr drive from the Water Taxi).
  • We arrive at about 9:30AM and we will spend about 2hrs here.
  • We love this volcano because is it smaller, in a more well-maintained area with proper paved roads for driving and parking.  This pool also has a little mud slide too! And there is an easier access to water to rinse off after!

  • From Los Iros, we head to Fun Splash Water Park (1hr drive heading back North)
  • We arrive here around 12NOON.
  • They have paddle boats, slides, food and changing facilities.
  • We stay for about 3hrs and head home 4PM LATEST (We will message Parents and Guardians when we are on the way back)

 

 

 

 

 

 


8AM – PARENT DROP-OFF

 

“The Nature Seekers group came about as a result of the decades of high slaughter rates of egg-bearing female turtles in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Wildlife Section of the Forestry Division engaged the Matura community in consultation to find a solution to this national problem.  This integrated approach taken by the Wildlife Section of the Forestry Division and the community prompted a tour guide-training course which created awareness among community participants of the natural environment and the need to use it wisely for the benefit of the community. It is from this training course the participants decided to stay together to form a nature-based group.”

Today, Nature Seekers hosts turtle watching tours and other nature hikes.  They also host jewellery making classes – The Natural & Recycled Glass Jewellery Project, which provides skills for local craftsmen & women to recycle & reuse waste material into beautiful, unique items.  They literally transform all the broken glass they find during their beach clean-ups etc., by recycling it into beautiful jewellery!

  • We depart at 8:30AM to head to Matura for our Jewellery-Making Class
  • After lunch we head over to Mermaid Pool

3PM – PARENT PICK-UP (4PM LATESTwe will message Parents and Guardians when we are on the way back)

 

7:30AM – PARENT DROP-OFF
3PM – PARENT PICK-UP (4PM LATEST…we will message Parents and Guardians when we are on the way back)

  • We join Team99Vybz in Mayaro for the day, for ATV riding, Swimming Pool, Petting Zoo, Jungle Gym, Trampoline, Go-Karts!
  • If yuh chile still standing after this day, YOU let us know *muahahahahaha*

 

 

 

 

8AM (FRIDAY, JULY 26) – PARENT DROP-OFF
8AM (SATURDAY, JULY 27) – PARENT PICK-UP

  • We play some games and maybeeeeee some Aerial yoga.
  • We depart at 9AM to head over to Zipitt for our ZipLining Adventure!

12NOON to 7PM – 5 ISLANDS WATER AMUSEMENT PARK…NUFF SAID!!!

7PM TO 8AM (SATURDAY) – AERIAL, DINNER, MOVIES, KARAOKE, SHOWERS AND BREAKFAST (MAYBE SMOOTHIES OR COOKING PANCAKES AND WAFFLES…WHO KNOWS?!) ANNNNNND THENNN…PARENT PICK-UP!!  WE DONE!

 

CHECK OUT OUR LAST SLEEPOVER FUN!

Some slept on blow-up mattresses, other in sleeping bags, some on yoga mats and we even had a princess tent!  Butttttt don’t fall asleep, or the TOOTHPASTE MONSTER will get you!  AND THAT, FOLKS…is how you wear your children out!  NON-STOP ACTION!  HAHAHAHAHA!

OTHER DETAILS:

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!

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??

Oh and Parents/Guardians are welcome to join us on any of the trips and/or to the sleepover, just let us know in advance and ask your child for permission!hehehe

Listen when we tell you that…
NO OTHER CAMP IS KÜL-ER THAN THIS!
WE NOT LYIN’!

My name is Karen Blackman. I'm the author of most of the material found on this website. When I write, you will find that my words are as if I am speaking to you directly. I try to be funny, straight to the point and simple. Here's hoping you enjoy! Oodles of Toodles and plenty Hugz of goodness! KB