Best Summer Camps For Kids In Chennai

Keeping children occupied during vacation is a tough task. Summer camps are a good way to keep them engaged and happy. Check out some of the best camps in Chennai!

By Ashwin Dewan

Best Summer Camps For Kids In Chennai

The sweltering heat of Chennai leaves parents with no option but to keep their children indoors for most part of the day.

If you’ve run out of ideas on fun and learning activities that will keep your children engaged, try enrolling them in summer camps. Such camps boost the self-esteem of kids and help them develop social skills.

Summer camp activities also provide a break to kids from academics, while offering them a variety of fields to explore such as theatre, robotics, art and craft, gardening and cooking.

We have compiled a list of some of the best summer camp for kids in Chennai. From our list, find out the summer classes which best suits your child and get to know what they have to offer::

1. Summer Activities by ParentCircle

Ages: 3 – 18 years

Location: Multiple Locations in Chennai

Activities: Storytelling through Puppet Making, Storytelling Session by Janaki Sabesh, Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners and Board Gaming Week

Dates: April 27 – May 18

Contact: 9840154511/ 9748069020

About the camp: ParentCircle presents #SummerIsOn, a series of Activities for Children and Parents this Summer. Learn, experience, interact, immerse and have fun in our activities happening in Chennai that will help your child kindle their creativity, learn new life skills, explore various avenues, meet and interact with new people, engage in experiential learning.

Activity 1: Storytelling through Puppet Making - A Workshop for Children by Thinnai The Storytellers [April 27] 

Activity 2: Tales from Here and There: Storytelling Session by Janaki Sabesh [May 4]

Activity 3: Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners by Raju S Patil [May 11]

2. Brainbay Eduspark Summer Camp

Ages: 5 – 17 years

Location: The Brainbay (After School Programs), 6/4, 7th St, Devi Karumariamman Nagar, Vijaya Nagar, Velachery

Activities: Abacus, Vedic Maths, Handwriting, Phonetics, Math-a-magic and Focus ‘o’ Brain

Date: Starts on 18 March

Contact: 044 – 42300349, 99410 76103, 98404 19861, 94984 88656

About the camp: This summer camp offers a wide variety of specialised activities like arts, language learning, mathematics and supplemental educational programmes. These classes are conducted on a daily basis for 10 days, with a duration of 2 hours per day, from Monday to Friday. The aim of this camp is to encourage children to learn new skills which have a lasting impact on their overall development.

3. Chennai Kidequettes Summer Camp 2020

Ages: 4 – 15 years

Location: Slate, Gate No 4, 78 Lady Andal School, Harrington Road. Chetpet. Also at: T. Nagar, R. A. Puram, Purasawalkam, Velachery, Anna Nagar, Kelambakkam, Vadapalani, Perungudi, Adyar

Activities: Posture, Cleaning up, Party etiquette, Good table manners, Behaving at public places, Meeting new people, Graceful dining, Restaurant dining, Play dates, Being a good guest, Giving and receiving gifts, Sportsmanship, Telephone manners, Personal hygiene, Money matters and Conversation skills.

Dates:

BATCH 1

23 March to 3 April

Morning 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Anna Nagar

Evening 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – R. A. Puram, T. Nagar, Chetpet, Anna Nagar

BATCH 2

27 April to 8 May

Morning 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Velachery

Evening 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Tambaram, Anna Nagar, T. Nagar, R. A. Puram

BATCH 3

11 to 22 May

Morning 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Anna Nagar

Evening 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – KK Nagar

Contact: 098412 00118

About the camp: It is vital for children to learn how to treat people and conduct themselves at all times. Chennai Kidequettes classes not only teach children good conduct, but also help them to establish core values and principles. Your children are taught some basic manners which help them build on their behaviour, thereby laying a strong foundation in proper etiquette that will last a lifetime.

4. The Great Robotics Summer Camp 2020

Ages: 7+ years

Location: Multiple locations (Office: No.30 (Old no 55), 1st floor, Second main road, RA Puram)

Activities: Building Circuits, Sensors, Burglar Alarm, Automatic Lighting and more; Coding Drones to fly.

Dates: Mon to Fri – 2 weeks (2 hours/class)

About the camp: This Robotics Summer Camp offers children the biggest, most fun and greatest learning experience. 3 students get a chance t visit NASA, and interact with some of the brightest minds in the world. Or they could attend a 3-day Young Tech CEO program at IIT Madras, Research Park. A opportunity for kids to learn, have fun, compete and win, all at the same time.

5. Leadership Through Theatre - Summer Camp

Ages: 7 – 12 years

Location: Jhoola Activity Centre, No. 25, Ram Nagar 1st Main Road Extension, Nanganallur

Activities: Theatre Activities, Leadership value, Group Bonding, Body Language and Character Development

Dates: 11 May – 17 May ; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mon to F to Fri

Contact: 91765 83618

About the camp: This is a fun-filled summer camp organised by Evam's Happy Cow in association with Jhoola Activity Centre provides an opportunity for a child to evolve as a leader through theatre activities.


SUMMER CAMPS – 2019


4. Summer School at the British Council

Ages: 7 – 17 years

Location: British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission,737, Anna Salai

Activities: Learning language skills, exploring communication channels such as radio, Internet, scriptwriting and speaking.

Dates: 22 April to 24 May

Contact: +91 120 4569000, +91 120 6684353

About the camp: Every year the British Council conducts the Summer School, which is a fun-filled, project-based course. This year there are two themes - Explorers and Media Magic. The first one focuses on teaching children about different cultures and languages and building confidence through a lesson about one city each day.

Under Media Magic, children will explore communication channels such as the radio, television and the Internet. Some of the activities include how to write blogs, create an advertisement and even explore ways of safe usage of the Internet.

5. Step Junior League Summer Camp by The Hindu Group

Ages: 7 – 9 years and 10 – 12 years.

Location: Multiple locations in Chennai

Activities: Multiple activities to enhance different forms of communication skills in children.

Dates: 29 April to 16 May

Contact: 180030006063 (10:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays)

About the camp: Help your child become a confident and well-spoken individual with this workshop. With the help from qualified trainers, he will learn how to speak, read and write perfectly in English. The workshop will end with a grand carnival on the final day.

6. Hansel & Gretel Kids

Ages: 3 years and above

Location: Old No. 32A, New No.73, Tirumalai Lane, Opp Benz Park Hotel, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017.

Activities: Dance, public speaking, cooking (without fire), sing along, brain teasers, creative writing etc.

Dates: Exact dates to be decided, but timings are: 9 am to 1 pm and 9 am to 5 pm

Contact: 9840431549

About the camp: This is a play house and an activity centre for kids with not only teachers who are trained but a comfortable environment with AC to battle the scorching Chennai heat along with refreshing snacks and juices.

7. Summer Reading Camp

Ages: 4 – 9 years

Location: The Book Office, #9,1st floor, 4th St, Venkateswara Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020

Activities: Reading and storytelling.

Dates: 15 April to 31 May, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: +91 8122074406

About the camp: The ilovereadin library is all about spreading the joy of books and stories. So, it’s a great place to send your child, if you want her to develop her love of books.

8. Words and Visuals

Ages: 10 – 13 years

Location: Tiny Teddies, 253, Alagiriswamy Salai, K K Nagar, 600078, Chennai

Activities: Creative writing, lateral thinking, playing word games, reading, role-plays, film appreciation and much more

Dates: 6 May to 10 May, 13 May to 17 May, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact: +91 044 23660768 and +91 9080369840

About the camp: This camp is all about the love of words and film. If your child enjoys reading, writing, or just watching films, he is likely to enjoy this dive into the literary arts. After all, language has so much more to offer than just basic communication.

9. Robotics Camp by Technopundits

Ages: 11 – 15 years

Location: No. 10 A, 2nd floor, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, 1st Main Road, Thiruvanmiyur.

Activities: Complex mechanical designing, electronics and programming, creating a robot at the end of the programme.

Dates: (Exact dates to be decided)

Contact: 9962006587

About the camp: Technopundits Knowledge Solutions is a globally-accredited professional training institute with an extensive portfolio of professional certification courses. The summer camp will give school-going children a hands-on experience in electronics and robotics.

10. Aavishkar India Summer Camps for Kids

Ages: 9 – 15 years

Location: 34, 2nd Main Road, CIT Colony, Mylapore

Activities: Trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, rope activities and nature walks

Dates: April 26 – 27, April 30 – May 4, May 4 – 8, May 9 – 10

Contact: 044-4265 8628/9940056618

About the camp: Having started its operations in the year 1996, Aavishkar has since organised summer camps providing quality experiences for school children over the years. Aavishkar organises jungle and adventure-filled summer camps in South India’s most scenic locations such as Coorg, Wayanad and Yelagiri among others.

11. Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama

Ages: 11 – 18 years

Location: 3, Maharajapuram Santhanam Salai, near Panagal Park, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017

Activities: Vedic chanting, yoga, meditation, time management, math and so on

Dates: 5 May to 26 May, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact: 044 – 28143896

About the camp: This is a Hindu ashram focused on not only helping children with education, but also religion and spirituality.

If you are looking for summer camps in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore and Delhi, check out ParentCircle for details.

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