By Neto Baptiste
The Rising Sun playing field will spring to life this summer when coach, Morris “Abuda” Barnes and his Young Masters Sports Academy host their Summer Slam 2022 camp, starting June 28 to August 31.
The camp, which will operate between the hours of 9:30 am to 4:30 pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays, will cater for both boys and girls.
Barnes said there is no limit on the number of participants.
“When you’ve been doing something for 15 years you would have accumulated and experienced ways how to handle a large amount of children, and especially in a controlled way, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. We have a team of people because I couldn’t have done this all by myself, and it’s a hardworking team. We break the number of children we have into groups, so if we have 60 children and we have five or six camp workers we divide into groups of 10 or 12,” he said.
Participants will enjoys activities in cricket, football, basketball, treasure hunt, beach picnics and other events throughout the month-long camp.
Barnes said however, that his efforts would have been futile without the support of a number of businesses and individuals.
“We have had a number of people who have come forward year after year and I want to give them a big shout-out like Mr. Leslie Salmon at Food Brokerage and Mr. Vere Cornelius at Wheels Supermarket. We also have Mr. Bernard Percival at the Bridge Gas Station, and let me give a shout-out to Mr. Bertsfield Martin from Brownie’s Bakery. We have also, Mr. Bobby Hodge, Shoul’s Toys and Gifts, Ben and Zanda at Super Power, Top Ranking and many in the diaspora,” he said.
The camp will cost $100 per week and registration could be done via 728-5614, 723-7799, 729-4003 or 789-2029.