After two years of online classes, social gatherings and even birthday parties, kids finally seem to have a chance to get back to offline activities.
If you’re looking for fun summer activities to enroll your child in, here are a few:
Speech and theater workshop
This two-week course delivered by OpenHouse will aim to help students write impactful speeches, improvise on stage and deliver monologues in an impactful manner. The session will also work on improving body language and dialogue skills.
Improvisation, speech writing, stage performance and body language are the skills that will be worked on. Several batches are running and one can choose a time according to their convenience.
Appointment: Sessions will continue until May 26, 2022.
Age range: Students aged 5 to 7 will be in one cohort and those aged 8 to 10 in another.
Cost: The price of the course is Rs 3,540. To register for this course, click here.
Science and Robotics Workshop
Children of all age groups enjoy solving problems and conducting experiments. Evolving Minds Science Summer Camp seeks to ignite young minds with a 10-day program that will teach kids to sharpen their scientific thinking, troubleshoot and problem solve. This summer camp will allow children to interact with their peers, express their thoughts, discover and conduct experiments.
Appointment: May 2 to May 13, 2022
Age range: Students in classes 2 to 5 will be in one batch while students in classes 6 to 9 will be in another batch. Each batch will accommodate only 16 students. Registration will be on a first served basis only.
Cost: The fee for this session will be over Rs 10,000. For more details, call or Whatsapp message +91-9945275572 / +91-9900084641.
Why not try something different this summer? The Delhi Photography Club (DPC) has announced its Summer Photography Workshop, which will be held in two batches. With a group size of 10, this workshop will allow each student to get individual attention from the mentor.
The workshop will include indoor and outdoor sessions. It is meant to spark an interest in photography and is more suitable for beginners. Some techniques like low light photography, editing in Snapseed and image composition and framing will be taught during the workshop.
Appointment: The workshop will start on May 9, 2022.
Age range: Students aged 9 to 11 can register for this workshop.
Cost: Each session will last 1h30. The fee for this will be Rs 6000. For more details on registration, you can call +91-8826712162.
Rubik’s cube workshop
The thrill of solving a Rubik’s cube puzzle is one that children of all age groups enjoy. This workshop takes place in the capital and is perfect for all thrill seekers. You must have a 3×3 Rubik’s cube for the session. Although one can enroll from the comfort of one’s home, the option of individual sessions is also available.
This will be led by coach Bany Sadar throughout eight sessions. Once completed, a student will be able to solve the puzzle in less than a minute. There will be no more than two students per batch.
Age range: This workshop is organized for beginners and participants over the age of eight.
Cost: For more details on the fees and the registration process, you can call +91-8921236653.
Pugmarks is an organization that organizes outdoor camping experiences for children and parents. Depending on the age of the child, he can participate in the camp alone or with one or both parents. Camps last two or more days and cost depends on location and number of days. It’s a great way to make new friends while having fun participating in various team building exercises.
Appointment: Most camps start on May 1, 2022 and run until the end of the month.
Age range: Children as young as four years old can enroll in this camp, but under the supervision of their parents.
Cost: For more details and to register, click here.
A rather unique workshop is offered by Summertime at Small Tales. Participants will understand the essentials of creating their own commercials, analyzing character behaviors, developing an original script and jingles, understanding production and costume design, and the concept of storyboarding and performances.
Participants will need to spend a total of five hours learning these skills.
Appointment: The workshop is scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2022.
Age range: This workshop is aimed at children from 8 to 11 years old.
Cost: The fee for this workshop is Rs 3499. Any questions you may have, please contact them via WhatsApp on +91 9867899698.
This program from Inme offers various options that parents and children can choose from. From exploring Naukuchiatal to rock climbing in Coorg and a deep-sea adventure in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, there’s something for everyone.
Location: Multiple locations across India
Appointment: There are different start dates for each program and the batch size also differs.
Age range: The programs are open to children over the age of nine and one can register according to the level of the program. There are three levels – one for beginners, the age group between 9 and 11 years old, an intermediate level between the age group of 10 and 17 years old and the advanced level for the age group of 13 to 17 years old years.
Cost: For more information and to view the programs, click here.
The camp aims to develop autonomy, independence, courage, life skills, values education and the spirit of adventure in the participants.
From pitching your own tent to participating in rock climbing, abseiling and even raft building, you will be exposed to a variety of outdoor activities. Camp leaders range from experiential and outdoor educators, adventurers, naturalists, army officers, outdoor entertainers and teachers.
Location: Hyderabad, Bangalore and Panchgani
Date: Early May 2022
Age range: Varies depending on the outdoor activity chosen.
Cost: For any other queries, you can contact 7729988781 or email: [email protected]
Social Impact Workshop
If your child enjoys solving global issues and deliberating on various social justice issues, this program from Tribes for Good is tailor-made for them. In this program, students will have the chance to interact with other like-minded peers and discuss issues of social concern. Students will have the chance to understand the intricacies of the social impact space.
Students will also have the chance to collectively work on a live project that impacts urban communities with a particular team.
Location: This is an online program.
Appointment: This is a four week course.
Age range: Students in grades 9 to 12 are eligible to apply for this program.
Cost: If you want more details on this, click here.
The Sivananda Yoga Institute organizes a three-week yoga camp for children. Participants will not be allowed to leave earlier. Participants will be housed and fed at the centre. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion. One of the strengths of this course is that participants never complain of being bored.
The day starts at 6 a.m. and participants are busy until 8:30 p.m. Parents will not be allowed to visit children during their stay at camp. Participants will not be allowed to carry electronic devices with them.
Location: Andhra Pradesh
Age range: Students from 7 to 11 years old
Appointment: The camp is scheduled to take place from June 12 to June 25, 2022.
Cost: For more information on this camp, click here.
(Editing by Yoshita Rao)