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NEW GENERATION’S A CAPPELLA CHOIR CAMP FOR TEENS

PRESS RELEASE
SUBMITTED TO - MR. KAREEM LaTOUCHE, YOUTH LINK
FROM - SHARON KNIGHT, NEW GENERATION

DATE - May 3, 2017
The 7 th annual A Cappella Choir Camp for teens sounded off on Easter Monday and ran until Saturday the 22 nd of April. It was held at New Generation Camp in St. Ann, with a free concert to close the camp at Family Church on the Rock, Ocho Rios. Thirty-two teens from across Jamaica attended the camp,
drawn from schools such as St. Andrew High School for Girls, Kingston College, St. Hildas, York Castle, Gaynstead High, Mona High and Marcus Garvey High.

The camp was organized by New Generation, which is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian youth organization which has been in existence since 1985 under its former name, Circle Square Jamaica. New Generation owns and operates an adventure campsite on the Cranbrook Estate in Laughlands, St. Ann, from which it runs Christian Adventure Camps, Family Camps, Couples Camps, Camps for At-risk Teens as well as team building and leadership training sessions. The A Cappella
Choir Camp was sponsored by Mennonites in Canada and the USA who cover most of the cost of the camp, as well as send choir directors and college professors to train the campers.

A typical day at Choir Camp saw the campers learning to read and write music, being given voice lessons, learning songs, having bible study as well as lots of fun and games. They learnt 12 songs in all which included Jamaican and African worship music as well as hymns. These they performed at the
closing concert on the Friday night, which was attended by parents, friends and members of the church’s youth group.

Each year at least fifty percent of the camp are repeaters, which indicates how interesting the camp is and how much of an impact it has on these young people from across Jamaica.