Sandals Resort Organizes Youth Poetry Camp


According to Jamaica Observer, adolescents from Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth completed the inaugural Poetry and Presentation Summer Camp at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa.

The camp ran for only a few short days from July 27th to August 2nd; however, participants were able to collaborate with local professional writers, English teachers and actors from the community’s Tight Theatre Company during that time. Students were a variety of ages, some as young as 8 with the oldest student being 16. The camp closed with a Grand Poetry Show during which students were able to present their poetic work and share it with family, friends and the community at large.

Sandals Resorts’ public relations department organized the event to emphasize its “commitment to the holistic development of youths.” Courtney Miller, a general manager, notes that many of the participants were able to improve their writing, but perhaps more importantly, they developed “confidence and poise.” Sandals expects to hold another similar event next year.

Learn more about Sandals’ participation in the arts and this event here.