Jamaica Service Trip

Every other year, Fisher sends a group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to Kingston, Jamaica for 10 days in May to run a week-long camp with Jamaican Advantage Thru Sports for Youth (JASY).

JASY student volunteers engage campers in fun activities, like this parachute game.

JASY student volunteers engage campers in fun activities, like this parachute game.

Open to kids ages 8 through 16, JASY is hosted at the University of West Indies and uses sports training as a way to improve self-esteem, physical well-being, teamwork, Christian values, and cross-cultural learning. The camp serves on average between 125 to 150 economically disadvantaged youth each year, many coming from some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

Campers rotate between sports including basketball, soccer, and swimming, arts and crafts, and dancing, singing, and other games. In addition to the sports and activities, JASY camp weaves in themes related to faith, teamwork, joy, gratitude, and the finish line, or understanding what's important in life.

Jr. JASY features storytelling, art and crafts, music, and sports games with the hope of changing children’s lives.

"In just a short time, strong bonds were made between our team and the JASY campers. At the beginning we were all new to each other; by the end it felt like being with family.”

Attending camp is a richly rewarding experience, for campers and student volunteers alike.

Attending camp is a richly rewarding experience, for campers and student volunteers alike.


How to Help Team JASY

JASY camp is provided at no cost to the campers on behalf of sponsorships, donations, the Fisher team, and the JASY organization. You can help!

Sponsor a Camper

Help make summer camp a reality for the children of Riverton by sponsoring a camper.

Buy a Wristband

Donate $3 or more and receive an "iBelieve... Every Child Matters" wristband. See a JASY teammate for details.