SCAN JAMAICA – Service, Culture, Adventure, Nature 2015 JAMAICA TEEN TOUR SUMMER CAMP

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July 18 – 25, 2015 Ages 14 – 18. , Limited to 18 Campers.                           Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, Kingston, Port Antonio, St. Thomas, and Trelawny.


Good Hope

Good Hope, Trelawny

Join Tammy Hart, director of Good Hope Kids Camp, and Lynda Lee Burks, director of Jamaica Tour Society on an 8 day/7 Night adventure in Jamaica! Immerse yourself in Jamaica’s culture as we trek unspoiled nature, always with a spirit of inquiry and exploration, and a commitment to be of service.



Experience the pop and sparkle of downtown Kingston, before hiking the Gordon Town Trail to Raf Jam in the Blue Mountains. From here, head east to St. Thomas, Cane River Falls and the historic Cunha Cunha Pass Trail.


Then hit the beach in Port Antonio at Frenchmen’s Cove and explore North Coast rivers and more waterfalls, before our final stop at Good Hope Estate and   the Tree House.

Learning through community service projects at Winnifred Beach in Portland and Bunker’s Hill in Trelawny promotes knowledge of self and social responsibility. In the context of a true travel experience,                                           community service can be life changing.


Tammy Hart founded The Good Hope Kids Camp in 2002 and has guided hundreds of children through a joyful fun-filled camp experience, summers of personal growth and the nurturing of meaningful relationships.  She is a community activist, and film maker.  ‘Tell the Children the Truth’, a documentary on Parenting in Jamaica will premiere this spring.

Lynda Lee Burks, aka The Jamaica Tour Society, with a host of remarkable friends, is delighted to provide the discerning traveler a unique and authentic experience of Jamaica. The Jamaica Tour Society has organized tours and events for Columbia School of Preservation Architecture, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Martha Stewart Living, Jamaica Tourist Board, The New York City and New Hampshire Audubon Societies, The Rock and Roll Museum and Hall of Fame, Good Hope, Half Moon, Jakes, GoldenEye and Strawberry Hill among many distinguished clients.


Ambassebeth Cabins


Port Antonio










SCAN Jamaica / Service, Culture, Adventure, Nature 2015 Teen Summer Camp Includes:

. 7 Days of Adventure, (hiking, swimming, snorkeling, waterfalls, and boating) – Culture and Nature based program, incl. 2 Days of Community Service (Once a Man, Twice a Child – working with Children in Port Antonio and Elderly in Trelawny).                     Admissions and Transportation.

. Discussions with Community Leaders, Artists and Scholars.

. 7 Nights Camp-style Accommodations. 1 Raf Jam; 1 Ambassebeth Cabins; 2 Frenchmen’s Cove; 3 Good Hope / Good Hope Tree House

. 24/7 Adult & Camp Counsellor Supervision. Ratio 1 to 5.

. All Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners

. Airfare and Airport transfers are not included, however, shared rides from the airport may be possible depending on arrival / departure times of Campers.

Cost:                   $1,650.00 PP

Deposit:               $650.00, to confirm reservation.

Final Payment:     $1,000. Due, June 15, 2015




Packing List:  2 Bags Maximum = 1 bag + a Knap Sack, which you carry with you on one night camps, (Days 1 & 2). KISS – Keep it Super Simple

Where you will be Camping:                                                                 

What you will be eating? Wholesome healthy Jamaican Cusine! We pay special attention to diet, and include an abundance of a fresh fruits, and vegetables in a balanced nutritionally sound diet, designed to keep teens happy, healthy and active.













2015 Scan Jamaica Itinerary:

Sat. July 18                                                                                                                    Day 1                  11 AM / Kingston Meet & Greet – Devon House Then downtown to Fleet                             Street Murals, Lunch, passing Coronation Market, the Train Station, visit                             The National Galley to Gordon Town Trail and short hike to Raf Jam                                   where we camp. Fireside Reasoning – Q & A, with Rasta Elder.  Raf Jam

Sun. July 19                                                                                                                       Day 2                    Morning departure for SE Coast, Bull Bay, Cane River Falls, Mt Pleasant                              Chocolatiers and Jamneisia Surf Camp for lunch. By 1:PM we will hike                                the the Cunha Cunha Pass Trail, reaching Ambassebeth Cabins                                          before Dark. Dinner with Linette Wilkes, who will share history of the                                    Maroons and the Cunha Cunha Trail. Ambassebeth Cabins.


Mon. July 20                                                                                                                     Day 3                    After Breakfast, short hike out of Ambessebeth Camp to meet our                                      Driver. Raft the Rio Grande River on the way to Port Antonio and                                        Frenchman’s Cove. Afternoon on the Beach.                                                                      Evening preparation for Community Service.                                                                        Frenchmen’s Cove.

Tues. July 21                                                                                                                  Day 4                    Community Service Day – Winnifred Beach                                                                         Lunch – Boston Jerk Centre Tour Great Huts                                                                       Movie Night – Double Bill – Jamaica Music & Sports themed.                                               Frenchmen’s Cove

Wed. July 22                                                                                                                     Day 5                       North Coast to Good Hope Estate.   Explore old Train Stations in                                         route, as well as Firefly, in Port Maria, GoldenEye, Oracabessa and                                     climb Dunn’s River Falls!  Good Hope Tree House

Thurs. July 23                                                                                                                     Day 6                        Community Service Day – Falmouth, Trelawny                                                                    Evening – Glistening Waters Phosphorescent Lagoon                                                          Good Hope Tree House














Fri. July 24                                                                                                                           Day 7                        A day at Good Hope Options: River Swimming, Biking, Challenge                                        Course, Craft Project,Tennis, Beach.                                                                                    Late afternoon with Falmouth Heritage Renewal, history and                                                discussion of  Preservation Architecture building techniques.                                                Bonfire, Night Walk & Star Gazing.                                                                                        Good Hope Tree House

Sat. July 25                                                                                                                         Day 8                         Departures.


About the author

Lynda Lee Burks has lived in Jamaica most of her adult life. She supports her passion for living by the sea, by organizing tours of Jamaica, producing events – dub poets to destination weddings, and as artist and teacher.  

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