[ 2017 Summer Camp Registration Form ]






Thank you for your interest in

VIERS’ Summer Camps for 2017 



This is the 20th consecutive year that Friends of Virgin Islands National Park

and other sponsors have supported Clean Islands International

in presenting our summer Eco-Camps at VIERS. 




This summer we are offering three types of camps:


Eco-Camps: for Virgin Islands students ages 7 to 12 years old






Science Camp: for Virgin Islands students ages 13 to 16 years old (no exceptions to ages)




Ranger-in-Training Camp: for Virgin Islands students ages 13 to 16 years old (no exceptions to ages)




All Camps: The program for all of our camps is designed so that the campers have a lot of fun

while learning about the environment through hands-on activities and lessons.  VIERS Eco-Camps

are presented to help each student understand a little bit more about the environment in which

they live in and why it is important to each of us as individuals to protect our environment as best

as we can.  The science camp is designed for interested youth to work with actual researchers and university professors.


VIERS and its educators will help students identify what some of their daily responsibilities

are in protecting, preserving, and conserving natural resources. This summer we will continue our focus on

coastal ecology through interactive activities and lessons. 


Field activities will include hiking, swimming and snorkeling. 


And there will also be time for fun stuff.




Science Camp: The program for the science camp has been designed to provide hands on experience in a working

waterside field marine biology laboratory.  Field activities will be analyzed in the lab so that campers can experience

real life research practices.  The students will focus on science related information.  VI students with interest in science are encouraged to apply to attend.



Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt and a reusable water bottle.


The coastal ecology oriented camps are offered at no charge

to U.S. Virgin Islands residents, 7-16 years of age, and are scheduled as follows:


Eco-Camps Dates: four eco-camps (three-days, two-nights) for 7 to 12 year olds


Camp 1: July 6-8


Camp 2: July 10-12


Camp 3: July 13-15


Camp 4: July 17-19


Science Camps Dates: two science camps (four-days, three-nights) for 13 to 16 year olds


Science 1: July 21-24


Science 2: July 26-29


Ranger-in-Training Camp: (four-days, three-nights) for 13 to 16 year olds


July 26-29



Select here for camp forms: 


                                                  2017 1 Letter to Parents.pdf file


                                                  2017 2 Eco-Camp Schedule file


                                                  2017 3 What To Bring


                                                  2017 4 Camp Registration Form


There will be hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and fun environmental learning activities. Trained counselors and educators strongly emphasize the preservation of the natural and cultural resources that are found in the Virgin Islands.  Sponsorship is provided for one camp per summer.  The fee for participating in additional eco-camps is $300.  Parents are welcome to join their children as space is available.  Space is limited to 25 students per camp. 


A $30 registration fee is refundable upon completion of the camp or we encourage you to donate the deposit to Friends of VIERS to help us present educational opportunities in the future.  The registration form, proof of residency, and deposit (please do not send cash) must be received prior to acceptance into the program.  Submitting required forms and payment does not guarantee acceptance to the camps.  Parents will be notified as soon as possible.



Each camper must provide a copy of some type of proof that they are a current resident of the Virgin Islands (such as report card or school ID, birth certificates and electric bills do not provide proof of current residency for the potential camper).  If the camper cannot provide proof of current VI residency or is not a current Virgin Islands resident the cost of each eco-camp is $300 and $500 for the science camp.


For Camp Information, please contact:

Whitney Sears

VIERS Summer Camp Registrar

VIERS Tel:  340-776-6721  

E-mail: whitneysears@viers.org and sears.whitney@gmail.com



Lameshur Bay, P.O. Box 250                

St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 00831





Tricia Hopkins, Executive Director

Clean Islands International & VIERS Administrator

Tel: 410-647-2500

E-mail: TriciaHopkins@islands.org

Web Site: www.islands.org


The Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS)

is a facility of the University of the Virgin Islands

located in the Virgin Islands National Park on the south side of St. John. 

VIERS is operated by Clean Islands International, a U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) and USVI nonprofit,

organized exclusively for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.