Camp Fusion caters to children 8-16 year old. It seeks to expose youth to various art forms as well as provide alternative skills and talents that has the capacity to lead to personal growth and development as well as a myriad of educational opportunities.
It is an intense seven (7) week Summer experience focusing on improving the proficiency in the art form(s) that the participants wish to specialize -dance, drumming, singing, keyboards and various wind and string instruments.
In addition to artistic development, participants will be exposed to various social development sessions geared at building confidence, enhancing attitudes; building communication and team building skills; revealing leadership potential and improving listening and critical thinking skills.
Music has the capacity to improve the focus and confidence of those who commit to the artform. It has also been said that music is an excellent way to learn self-awareness, listening skills, coordination of breath and movement, cooperation and patience. It is also a valuable channel for intense emotions and teaches containment of strong feelings and impulses that would otherwise become disruptive and destructive.
The goal of the program is to develop a greater appreciation for the arts as a viable tool for personal growth and development as well as generate an interest of community interaction among youth from the Pinelands and surrounding community.
Over the last seven (7) years, Camp Fusion has been a collaboration between Pinelands Creative Workshop and the Royal Barbados Police Force Band.