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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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.
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