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14 Days Retreat
£2,200 per person
Additional weeks available upon email request (subject to availability)

You may have heard of a yoga retreat full of delicious healthy meals, physical healing therapies and meditation. But have you heard of our very own, unique 'Home Maintenance Retreat?'

Here at Camp Grenada Limited, you can spend 10 days physically practicing home maintenance repairs alongside our qualified construction assessor. Learning how to save money on home maintenance, odd jobs and repairs, by simply doing them yourself and not having to wait on another individual  or tradesman to do it for you.

"To all the ladies, who are INDEPENDENT, throw that email at me"

 

While you enjoy our locally inspired aromatic all inclusive meals, snacks and local beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), experience the breathtaking adventures of our 15 waterfalls, and/or take your pick from our 40  white sandy beaches, in a Caribbean destintion where your health and safety is protected  and approved via The World Travel and Tourisn Council 'Safe Travels'.

So, continue scrolling down this page to get more of an understanding on how we as an island put your health and safety first, what home maintenance trades knowledge you will have fun learning, practicing and returning home with, as well as the all inclusive sample menu you get to enjoy with us here at Camp Grenada Limited.

Welcome to Grenada, The Isle of Spice

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New and current entry requirements

Before booking a stay with us, do read the adjacent press release, to confirm you are aware and inline with the current health and safety vaccination requirements of Grenada.

We at Camp Grenada Academic University will arrange, book and pay for 2 nights quarantine required upon entry for all persons partaking in our 14 days retreat programme.

We will also collect all persons from your quarantine accommodation and transfer you to our camp, plus return all persons to Maurice Bishop International airport for your return flight.

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Decorating, Workshop-based learning

 

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used in applying wallpaper, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to prepare and decorate a wall surface

Be able to apply wallpaper to prepared wall surfaces

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

 

Activities:

  • Protecting work areas

  • Preparing various types of surfaces with abrasive papers

  • Mixing and applying various types of fillers

  • Mixing paste ready to use

  • Hanging wallpaper to a wall surface

  • Decorating a wallpapered surface

  • Maintaining clean working environment

  • Cleaning all tools and equipment ready for re-use

 

 

Resources:

Workstations/areas, appropriate PPE equipment, various types of dust sheets, various types of abrasive papers & fillers, decorating tools & equipment, avariety of wallpaper types.

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Painting techniques, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to transfer and paint designs, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to prepare and apply paint to surfaces

Be able to transfer and paint designs to prepared surfaces

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

 

Activities:

  • Protecting work areas

  • Preparing various types of surfaces with abrasive papers

  • Mixing and applying various types of fillers

  • Preparing various types of water-based paints ready to use

  • Applying water-based paints by brush and roller

  • Set out designs to a flush surface

  • Paint in designs using brush techniques

  • Maintain a clean working environment

  • Clean all tools and equipment ready for re-use

 

Resources:

Workstations/areas, appropriate PPE equipment, various types of dust sheets, various types of abrasive papers and fillers, decorating tools and equipment, various types of water-based paints.

 

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Electrics, Workshop-based learning

​Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to install one-way lighting circuits. using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to recognise health and safety requirements for testing

Be able to select the correct instrument types to be used

Be able to carry out tests on sample circuits, achievements and ensure completion of any outstanding issues. clear and clean away

 

Activities:

  • Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to installing one-way lighting circuits

  • Select materials required to install one-way lighting circuits

  • Select tools and equipment required to install one-way lighting circuits

  • Install one-way lighting circuits to given specifications

 

Resources:

3 one-way circuit singles two lamps, 3 cable stripping, 4 terminations. onsite guide.

 Plumbing, Workshop-based learning

​Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to carrying out general repairs yourself, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

Learning outcomes:

Be able to connect pipes and fittings to appliances

Be able to re-build a toilet system

Be able to re-build a kitchen sink

Be able to re-build a bath & basin

Be able to select tools and equipment required for connecting pipes and fittings to appliances

Activities:

After demonstration by tutor, select tools and PPE, set up safe area to work, then use tools in conjunction with correct PPE.

 

  • Work with push-fit connectors and pipes when fitting to appliances.

  • Assemble toilet system from the beginning to completion, and connect to the mains and check for any leaks. (rectify if needed).

  • Dismantle taps and sink from base unit then reassemble then connect to the mains and check for any leaks. (rectify if needed).

  • After assembling u-bend trap and taps connect the complete bath and basin then connect to the mains and check for any leaks. (rectify if needed)

Resources:

Water supply, taps, waste, waste pipe, overflow, heat mats, blow torch, pipe cutter, water-pump pliers, soft-jaw pliers, adjustable spanner, spirit level, basin wrench, plastic-pipe cutter, screwdriver, tape measure, toilet system, sink, bath.

 Tiling, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to set out and fix wall tiles, using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

 

Learning outcomes:

Be able to prepare surfaces for wall tiles

Be able to set out and fix wall tiles

Be able to finish wall tiles

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

Activities:

·         Demonstration of the work to be carried out

·         Select tools and PPE, set up safe area to work, use tools in conjunction with correct PPE. set out a wall, gauge tiles across horizontal and vertical lines to establish cuts around perimeter, set a lath/batten

·         Establish start point, spread adhesive evenly, tile a wall

·         Clean all work down, clean work area and tools

Resources:

Tiles: ceramic/clay, porcelain, terracotta, natural stone, adhesives: ready-mixed, powder-based, grout: ready-mixed, powder-based, pencil, spirit level, a notched trowel, bucket, sponge, water, manual tile cutter.

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 Floor coverings, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to Carpet fitting, floor tilling, Laminate flooring. using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

Learning Outcomes

Be able to select the correct tools for the correct floor covering

Be able to use the correct tools for the correct floor covering

Be able to lay different types of floor coverings whether it be carpet, floor tiles or laminate flooring

Be able to present a professional finish

Activities:

When laying Carpet;

Measuring up

Choosing the correct carpet

Preparing the sub floor

Laying down underlay

When laying floor tiles;

Gathering the loose tiles and set them aside

Using a notched trowel

Laying tiles and fitting the last tile in the row at the wall

Mixing the grout

Clearing away the excess grout

When laying laminate flooring;

Measuring up correctly

Surface preparation

Fitting flooring correctly around pipes, architraves, and skirting boards

Resources:

Rubber mallet, claw hammer, laminate underlay, disposable craft knife, spirit level, hacksaw, tape measure, support and comfort knee pads, carpet bolster, knee pads, stanley knife.

 Installing rain water goods, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to Install rainwater goods. using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

​Learning Outcomes:

Be able to understand and use correct tools and equipment to efficiently install rain water goods

Activities:

·         Correct PPE selection

·         Facia board measurements

·         Complete the calculations

·         Set the running outlet in position

·         Set the fall

·         Secure the facia brackets in position

·         Measure and cut the gutter to length

·         Clip into place

·         Use a spirit level

·         Measure for swan neck and down pipe

 

Resources: off set bends. brackets, shoe, downpipe. running outlet. facia brackets, end stops. gutter.

 Plastering, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used on patch repair plaster to walls and ceilings. Using the correct techniques and how to set up your work area.

​Learning outcomes:

Be able to know the tools and equipment needed to prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats.

Be able to know the materials needed for finishing coats and different types of background surfaces

Be able to know how to mix finish plaster to the given specifications.

Be able to know how to fix beads and apply finish plaster

 

Activities:

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

·         Set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

·         Prepare background surfaces and apply finishing coats

 

Resources:

​Tutor support, dry wall screws, tape measure, drill, knife, pencil, jointing tape, straight edge plasterboard, spot board, scrim cloth, bucket with clean water, plaster

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Carpentry, Workshop-based learning

Tutor-led practical session showing/discussing the tools and equipment used to fixing, architraves, door locks and skirtings, using the correct techniques and how to set up work area.

Learning Outcomes:

Be able to know how to mark out, cut and fix architraves and skirting

Be able to know how to mark out, cut and fix new door locks

Be able to mark out, cut and fix architraves and skirting

Be able to mark out, cut and fix new door locks

Be able to set up and maintain a clean and safe working environment

​Activities:

Fixing architraves and skirting

Identify and select appropriate PPE for working environment

Set up the work area safely

Mark out edge of door and fit new door locks

Identify and select materials suitable for construction of a frame

Identify architraves and skirting profiles

Identify and select tools and equipment for construction of frames

Mark out, cut and fix architrave and skirting to given specifications

Clear work area of surplus materials and debris on completion of the job

Clean all tools and equipment ready for re-use

Resources:

Steel tape, planes, coping saws, claw hammer, tenon saw, sanding block, try squares, sanding block, mitre block, steel ruler, timber, screwdrivers, chisels, nails, screws, raw plugs, drill and bits.

1 male_boy pasting

1 male_boy pasting

1 male/boy cutting in

1 male/boy cutting in

1 male_boy plastering

1 male_boy plastering

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy tiling

1 male_boy tiling

1 female_woman_girl tiling

1 female_woman_girl tiling

1 male/boy plastering

1 male/boy plastering

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy leveling the bricks

1 male_boy trimming wallpaper

1 male_boy trimming wallpaper

3 males/boys painting

3 males/boys painting

Meat Sample Menu

Breakfast

Lunch

Monday

Eggs Three Ways with

Bakes and Plantain

Chicken kebabs

with Jerk Rub

Dinner

Hot Roast Snapper with

Coconut, Chilli and Lime Salsa

with Provision and Rice

Open Buffet

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Tuesday

Local fish,

Plantain and

Fresh baked bread

Beef Patties and Bakes

Caramel Lime Chicken,

Caribbean Mash and Griddled Aubergine

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Wednesday

Caribbean Hash

Baked Beans and Bakes

Jerk Chicken, Macaroni Cheese, Plantain, Sweet Potato and Rice

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Thursday

Local fish and Plantain

Baked Bread

and Cheese

Gingered Up Chicken Pasta

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Friday

Local fish, Scrambled Eggs

and Bakes

Chicken Roti

Fish Friday in Gouyave

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Saturday

Full Island Breakfast

Fried Chicken with

Boiled Corn

Sunday

Local fish, Bakes and Provision

Chicken Patties

and Bakes

Chicken Curry with

Rice and Peas

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Oil down

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Non-Meat Sample Menu

Breakfast

Monday

Eggs Three Ways with

Bakes and Plantain

Lunch

Vegetarian kebabs

with Jerk Rub

Tuesday

Provision, Plantain and

Fresh baked bread

Sunny Vegetarian Patties

Wednesday

Caribbean Hash

Baked Beans and Bakes

Thursday

Tropical Fruit Salad

Baked Bread

and Cheese

Friday

Local fish, Scrambled Eggs

and Bakes

Vegetable Roti

Saturday

Full Island Vegetarian Breakfast

Vegetarian kebabs

witth Boiled Corn

Sunday

Local fish, Bakes

and Provision

Plantain Patties

and Bakes

Dinner

Spiced Jingy with Red Beans,

Bakes and Rice

Caribbean Mash with

Griddled Aubergine

Macaroni Cheese, Plantain, Sweet Potato and Rice

Gingered Up

Vegetarian Pasta

Fish Friday in Gouyave

Open Buffet

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Yam and Banana Korma with Rice and Peas

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Meatless Cassava

Oil down

A selection of

tropical

fruits on display

Meals, Snacks, Beverages, Accommodation PLUS trade skills knowledge ONLY

£2,200 per person

based on 3 people minimum

(Affordable car hire is available upon request)

You can pay in full or we can set up a monthly direct debit payment plan if you prefer, providing you are travelling outside of 3 months between booking and travelling.