Remember your summers not for the heat or the sultry weather but for the fun activities you indulged in. If you’re wondering what’s there in Pune for kids to do this summer, here’s a guide on the summer camps available.
Cartoon Network and POGO have collaborated with Sumeru Academy of Digital Arts
to bring in the exciting flavors of MAD (Music, Art and Dance) by holding workshops titled ‘Pogo MAD Live Summer 2010’. The ‘MAD camp’ is for children from 7-10 years (juniors) and 10-15 years (seniors) while the ‘Smart Potato Summer Camp’ is for children from 3 - 4 ½ years (Tiny Explorers) and 4 ½ - 6 ½ years (Little Discoverers). Activities include creative paper crafts and more. Besides this, all kids get an opportunity to interact with their favorite star Rob in the ‘Art Fest’ to be held in the last week of May. These workshops will be held from April 29-May13 and May 14-27. The fees range from Rs. 1,475 to Rs. 1,775.
Dabble Doodle dRumble
, a creative learning venture, is organizing a 12-day camp at Ishanya Mall for the 6-12 year olds from May 10-22, 2010. This camp gives the freedom to allow the kids to dabble with any form of art, whether its craft, dance or drama. The fees for this workshop would be Rs. 1,500.
Asher’s Art Corner
has Innovative Art Camps for children as well as adults. These camps would have batik, aarti thali making, block printing, stained glass, Tanjore and crockery painting apart from soap flower making, candle making and rangoli making and designing. The classes will go on till the 14th of May. There are two batches - one from 3-7 years and the other from 7 years and above. The fees would range anywhere between Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,500.
Karate, dance, art and craft, indoor and outdoor games and much more form a part of this special camp for the summers called Kids Kemp Summer Camp. The next batch is from May 3-17, 2010 for 3-6 year olds and 7-10 year olds. The fees for this 15-day workshop would be Rs. 1,450. You can reach them on 09881747652, 09890714574 for more details.
is an organization that inculcates respect for the ecology in children. It has planned a unique nature camp to be held at a farm house and all activities undertaken would be in synchronization with nature such as understanding garden practices, origami and compost making etc. The camp is a small initiative to create awareness in the minds of the children, making them understand the wonders of nature. This nature camp is for kids aged from 3–7 years and the next batch is from May 3-14, 2010. The fees for this camp would be Rs. 2,000.
Citrus Camp at Citrus Hotel
in Pune claims to be a super empowerment summer residential camp. From May 23-31, 2010, it will be held for kids aged between 10 and 14 years (Class 6 to Class 9). This 7-day camp will enable students realize their incredible potential. Few of the activities that would be undertaken at the workshop would include speed reading, goal setting, financial literacy, basic etiquette, tips on preparation for exams, etc. The fees for this workshop would be Rs. 2,500.
Shore Pe Shor is a 3 days, 4 nights Culture Camp for kids at village Shiroda, which will enable them to visit the lovely sea forts and study the flaura and fauna of the Konkan region. They will also interact with the native school kids and get special inputs on the lifestyle of the locals out there. The camp is scheduled to be held from April 25-28 for kids aged between 8 and 15 years. The fees for this camp would be Rs. 3,500 and you can call 09860252989 or 09975029632 for further details.
The Soccer World Cup officially begins in South Africa on June 11th, but the Pune United Football Academy (PUFA) is already in action. PUFA is Pune’s leading Football Development Centre and Academy and will commence its much awaited summer camp this April across various centres in the city. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) qualified coaches will provide training and PUFA has also organized a Mini World Cup among its various centres as a part of the tournament. Kids from 5-16 years of age can join this camp and the fees would be Rs. 3,500.
By Sanchita Choudhary