The Accompong Maroons Summer Culture Camp Project

Project Description

OBey Foundation has been sponsoring the Accompong Maroon Summer Camp in Accompong Town, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica for the past 2 years. With the support and contribution of friends of OBey Foundation the Accompong Maroon Youth Culture Group has been funded to lead their Accompong and other surrounding maroon communities in 2 weeks of jam packed activities at their summer camp for youth. Some of the activities include drum making, herbal plant lessons, traditional cooking, field trips, stone and mineral identification, jewelry making, sports, drumming and dance, and more.

The summer camp gives Accompong community leaders an opportunity to reinforce the maroon culture for the youth and give the youth positive activities to engage in for 2 weeks during the summer school break.