Summer vacations can be great fun or awfully boring, depending upon on how you decide to spend it. Summer camps are one of the best ways kids get to spend their summer vacations.
Here’s a list of the guys you need to get in touch with if you want to go summer camping!
Theatre can do wonders to boost self-confidence. It can also help one to be more expressive and be part of a team that presents a production at the end of the summer that one can invite friends and family to watch. More serious actors can even use it as a platform to land roles in films, commercials or actually transform himself or herself for a month into the character that one is playing. Hours spent at rehearsals can be a good platform to make new friends and read a lot many scripts. One can learn clowning as well at the Shri Ram Centre. Workshops are available in Hindi and in English.
- Barrry John’s YOUNG ACTORS CLUB program is for age group 8-15 years, likely to begin from 22nd They use drama for healthy development of the child. Children expand their mental ability by analysing problems, then seek their own individual solutions. It includes skit performances and even writing your own play, complete with character development and dialogues. They give a certificate of participation to take home at the end of 4 weeks. These courses are conducted in both Hindi and English depending upon the student preferences. Click here for more information.
- Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts. Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop, May 15th Click here for more information.
Summer at American Embassy School
Summer is coming and there’s a lot happening at AES! Join their AES summer programme and Academic Language Institute (ALI). The American Embassy School is offering a Summer Program for students of ages 5 – 18. The Program offers two sessions with almost 100 activities and is open to both AES families and non-AES families who are in Delhi during the month of June. Click here for more information.
Far from the madding crowd, heading to the hills with a group of friends for a week-long summer camp could turn out to be a worthwhile experience. It can encourage children to explore the wonder of camping in the midst of Nature and try their hand at adventure activities like rock climbing, river rafting and trekking. Camping under the stars and having simple meals while indulging in a range of activities may not only fuel creativity, but also turn out to be a good break from the mundane.
- Youreka organises adventure camps for children (9-17 years) at various locations, not too far away from Delhi. Activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, riverside backpacking and much more. Click here for more information.
- INME is an adventure-based experiential learning camp, organises camps for students (9-18 years) in the wilderness. Click here for more information.
- Pug marks is about nature, wildlife, trekking and adventure. Kids tends to explore forts, forests, mountains, birds and animals and are also made to take part in debates on issues like tiger conservation. Click here for more information.
Learn a language
You never know when you may have to shift to a different country to study, work or even for an extended holiday. Why not start early and learn a language of your choice? From private tutors to online courses, the list is endless depending on the level you want to achieve.
Summer School is a fun-filled two weeks for young learners between the ages of 7 and 17 years at the British Council, when children put together a spectacular show for their parents, even as they engage with the English Language. This programme runs twice over our summer intensive term. Starts from 15th May, registration open. For more details click here.
Museums in the city have ample activities planned for children this summer that go beyond visiting the usual exhibits on display. The workshops are interactive, fun and deal with a diverse range of subjects. From learning an ancient script at the National Museum to painting, puppetry, and performance art workshops at the National Gallery of Modern Art, the museums in the city have a range of activities to engage children. For more details click here.
If you are a voracious reader and want to go beyond the reading list provided by your English teacher, signing up for a library membership would be an ideal way to stay away from the hot weather. Curl up with a book in hand or visit a library to have access to an extensive array of information — a habit that will stay for life.
- Delhi Public Library: Located at five places across the city
- Nehru Memorial Library: Teen Murti Bhawan
- British Council Library: KG Marg
Learn a sport
For most of the children, sports remains a sweet memory of childhood and sporting discipline stays with us for a lifetime. While camps to learn cricket, swimming, football are on offer in almost every neighbourhood, kids can try their hand at learning chess, golf, mixed martial arts, ice-skating etc. Children can even explore activities that combine dance, yoga and climbing at the Delhi Rock to have a workout that is fun and different. Click here for more information.