Tradition meets fun and education at the 2013 Cultural Summer Day Camp

Caribbean culture and summer fun have found common ground at the Carlos Lezama Archives and Caribbean Cultural Center Cultural Summer Day Camp — a sanctuary for youngsters aged 7 to 15.

From July 1 to Aug. 23, the weekday, activity-packed sessions will be based at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School, 1186 Nostrand Ave. (at Carroll St.), in Brooklyn.

There will be weekly field trips, but the daily doings are a number of culturally-rich, supervised activities. They include carnival costume design, Caribbean folk dancing, steel pan, stilt-walking, soca aerobics, drumming, poetry, theater and even financial literacy, an important component for young people.

Summer camps participants also have the opportunity to take part in the CLACC-C Children’s Festival on Aug. 24.

Youngsters can attend the 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. session or a half-day. Cost is $875 for the full day and $575 for the half-day session. Flexible enrollment for the eight-week-long program includes the option of creating a part-time day care schedule. For information, call (718) 421-4312 or (516) 984-8948. And visit

Article originally posted on New York Daily News.

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