Best Summer Camps for Your Child in Top Cities of India

Keeping your child occupied during the summer holidays is nothing short of a challenge. But we have made things easy for you. Here is a list of popular summer camps in your city

By Team ParentCircle

Best Summer Camps for Your Child in Top Cities of India

Which is that one place where a child gets an opportunity to build social skills, nurture long-lasting friendships, learn teamwork, expand her knowledge, get creative and aim at personal development – all at once? A well-organised summer camp, of course! Summer break has just started and while the mercury rises every day, children are finding new ways at home (and outdoors) to keep themselves occupied.

It is a good time to engage in some unstructured play, but the long holidays mean that children will soon get restless. The best way to keep them away from gadgets and the television is to enrol them in summer camps. Make sure you pick activities according to their interest.

We have chosen a few camps for you in top cities of India –

Chennai

1. 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: April 30 – May 18, May 21- June 1

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.

2. Cricket Camp by Inside Edge Sportainment

Ages: 6-18 years

Location: Vivekananda College, Mylapore

Activities: Learning various cricketing techniques

Dates: April 16 to May 31

About the Camp: This summer camp organised by Inside Edge Sportainment in partnership with the Cricket India Academy aims at teaching students not just how to ace the game of cricket but also focuses on match situations. The summer camp will be conducted by experienced facilitators.

Contact: 9840062786

3. Art and craft workshop by M.A.D.

Ages: 3-6 years and 7-10 years.

Location: Orange Media, Swapnalok Apartment, A-Block, Ground Floor, No.60, EVK Sampath Road, Vepery.

Activities: A wide range of art and craft activities

Dates: Mid-April

About the Camp: Children who are fans of Mad Rob, rejoice. They can all try the fun and creative activities as seen on Pogo T.V, in the M.A.D programme, hosted by Rob.

Contact: 9940419333.

4. Step Junior League Summer Camp by The Hindu Group

Ages: 7-9 years and 10-12 years.

Location: STEP, The Hindu Group, Kasturi Building, Anna Salai.

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

Dates: April 23 to May 4 and April 30 to May 11

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.

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

5. 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: April 19-May 8

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.

Contact: 9962006587

6. 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

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

Contact: 044-4265 8628/9940056618

Bangalore

Children’s Theatre Workshop by the Actor’s Collective

Ages: 7-14 years

Location: Enerjuvate Cafe and Studio, 82,7th Cross Road, 4th B block, KHB, Koramangala

Activities: Proscenium theatre, storytelling, improv theatre and theatre games

Dates: April 9 - 13 and April 16 - 20

About the Camp: A special summer theatre workshop for children, this camp is organised by The Actors Collective in collaboration with Enerjuvate Cafe and Studio. It includes basic components of theatrical work for children and experts in music, storytelling and some martial arts will also give training to the children.

2. Atta Galatta Summer camp

Ages: 5-12 years

Location: #134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala

Activities: Glass painting, yoga, writing, storytelling, learning about different parts of the world.

Dates: April 6 onwards

About the Camp: Atta Galatta is a creative and learning space for children. The workshop includes a variety of programmes including art and crafts, storytelling and exploratory activities for children of various age groups. It includes a special session called GlobeTrippers that take kids on a whirl-wind tour of the globe in just one week!

Contact: 8041600677/ 96325101263

3. ILeap Summer Camp

Ages: 2 - 4 years, 4 - 6 years, 7 - 12 years

Location: ILeap Academy, 1072, 11th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar and ILeap Academy, 256/10 6th Cross 10th main 1st Block Jayanagar

Activities: art and crafts, personality development, etiquette, STEM activities, nature and gardening, reading and so on.

Dates: April 3-May 12

About the Camp: The academy offers unstructured learning for children of different age groups through a variety of workshops. While the toddlers and preschoolers explore activities such as identifying animals, puppet-making, cartoons, roots to sprouts. scavenger hunt, mind your manners and crayons and palettes, the school-going kids will be involved in book club, early exploration of STEM, mystery box and sleuthing activities.

Contact: 9945804444

4. Toehold Young Photographer Wildlife Camp

Ages: 10-16 years

Location: Kabini, Nagarhole, Bandipur

Activities: Nature photography, sighting of wildlife, vehicle and boat safari

Dates: April 24-26, May 16-18

About the Camp: Toehold is a well-known adventure and photography company and its summer camps are a must of children who have interest in nature watching, birds and animals and outdoor photography. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be up, close and personal with rare species of birds and mammals.

Contact: 080-22442211

5. Horse Riding camp

Ages: 5+ years

Location: Zippy Horse Riding Academy, 25, Holiday Village, Road, Mallasandra Village, Talaghattapura Post , Kanakapura Main Road

Activities: Horse riding for fitness and as a sport

Dates: April 17- June 9

About the Camp: Zippy Horse Riding Academy has good experience in organising learn to ride a horse this summer at Zippy Horse Riding Academy. It is a good opportunity for children to spend time with horses at the stables and to get an unforgettable experience. The participants learn to ride a horse in just 12 days.

Contact: 9742371317 / 7259296899

Mumbai

1.IRobokids Discover STEM camp

Ages: 5+ years

Location: Various locations across the city

Activities: Robotics, computer programming, introduction to coding, animation and motion, game design, 3D modelling and printing

Dates: Various dates from April 10 – June 2

About the Camp: This robotics summer camp introduces children to the latest technologies in robotics, animation and programming by involving them in various projects. This gives the kids an opportunity to innovate and think out-of-the-box.

Contact: 02225115533/9820288112/9820166961

2. Children’s Pottery Camp

Ages: 8 – 12 years

Location: The Pottery Lab, Temperance Culture Hub, 76, Nargis Dutt Road, Pali Hill

Activities: Hand-building techniques of working with clay, introduction to the potter's wheel, surface decorating and glazing

Dates: April 6 - 27

About the Camp: The pottery camp allows children to hone their creative skills and teaches them to use various techniques while moulding clay. The focus will be on the child exploring a three-dimensional material and expressing himself creatively. The course is taught by Priya Patil, who has been in the craft and education space for a decade.

Contact: 9833058151

3. Read. Write. Play. Summer camp by Simplify

Ages: 5 – 8 years

Location: Simplifly Home Studio, Shivaji Park

Activities: Reading, writing, storytelling, art and craft

Dates: April 9-13

About the Camp: Simplifly is an organisation that encourages children to become avid storytellers. The summer programme is designed in such a way that participants understand different story elements and then use their vivid imagination to create their own stories. All this is done through games and role play.

Contact: 9819568593

4. Art summer camp by the Pomegranate Workshop

Ages: 7-10 years

Location: ground floor, Kalpana Building, Plot No. 14, Marubai Mandir Road, Matunga (East)

Activities: Observing city life and sketching, creating art with various mediums.

Dates: May 7 – 12

About the Camp: This art camp is unique as it allows children to observe and explore their neighbourhood, the people, communities and the architecture, and then express these in the form of art. Children will be encouraged to create what they want using whatever materials is available and to engage all their senses for an enriching experience.

Contact: 9892210539/9820521940

5. Wilderness summer camp by Add Venture

Ages: 9-15 years

Location: Baste Farm, Village Zarwad Budruk, Trimbak taluk, Nashik district

Activities: Obstacle course, rock climbing, nature trial, camping, archery

Dates: May 24-27

About the Camp: This residential adventure camp has a combination of endurance, action and fun, all rolled into one. Children not just become physically active but imbibe the qualities of leadership, fearlessness, social skills, patience and so on. They also make new friends and can unplug from technology.

Contact: 022-2771 8845

Delhi

1.Summer School at the British Council

Ages: 7-17 years

Location: British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

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

Dates: April 30 – May 18, May 21- June 1

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.

Contact: +91 120 4569000, +91 120 6684353

2. Young Coders Camp by HP

Ages: 11 - 14 years

Location: Various locations

Activities: Coding and creating a website

Dates: April 14

About the Camp: Hewlett and Packard (HP) is organising the Young Coders programme, which is a coding workshop held in different neighbourhoods through its Smart Learning Hub.

Contact: 9172059029

3. Stagecoach Kids Club

Ages: 4 – 8 years

Location: E 375, Greater Kailash 2, M-Block Market, Nehru Place

Activities: Creative Thinking, Creative Writing, Personality Development, Story writing, Storytelling, Talent Hunt and Theatre

Dates: Apr 7- May 31

About the Camp: This programme is aimed at young children who are shy and low in confidence. Through various innovative activities, the camp focusses on developing children’s communication skills, social skills, personality development and so on.

Contact: 9818888648

4. Youreka Nature Campout

Ages: 9-12 years, 12-14 years, 14-17 years

Location: Nature camps at Chakrata, Sitlakhet, Dharamshala, Tirthan, Junga and so on from 262, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket

Activities: White water rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, outdoor survival, backpacking, archery, rifle shooting, problem-solving games, crafts such as bandana, bracelet making and kite making.

Dates: Various dates between April 7- June 11

About the Camp: Youreka is the pioneer in adventure-based learning camps, which teach how to survive in the wilderness, push limits, remove obstacles, build endurance and so on. It is also a great way to connect with nature.

Contact: 8448 286 301 / 302

Kolkata

1.Language camp at Alliance Francaise du Bengale

Ages: 7-16 years

Location: Park Mansions, Gate 3 - Flat 15, 2nd Floor, 57A, Park Street

Activities: Languages learning and communication

Dates: May 21 - June 8

About the Camp: French language learning was never so much fun. This special language summer workshop for children teaches them to communicate in the language through fun, interactive activities such as films, songs, games and so on. There will also be creative workshops to keep them engaged.

Contact: 033 40064801 / 9903127482

2. Camp Footloose by Trailblazers

Ages: 8-12 years

Location: Campsite near Kolkata

Activities: Flag and emblem making, science in everyday life, sky gazing, meditation, wildernesss survival, obstacle management, nature games and so on.

Dates: May 17-20, May 20-22

About the Camp: This is a residential camp where children get a chance to be one with nature and involve themselves in various creative pursuits, while also working together with other kids to complete tasks. This helps them build endurance and use their time meaningfully.

Contact: 98203 33414/ 98206 03530

3. Summer School at British Council

Ages: 7-17 years

Location: British Council, L&T Chambers, 1st Floor, 16, Camac Street

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

Dates: April 30 – May 18, May 21- June 1

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.

Contact: +91 120 4569000, +91 120 6684353

4. Creative workshop by Art Rickshaw

Ages: 10+

Location: Art Rickshaw, 2nd Floor, 49 B, Hindustan Park

Activities: Art and craft-based activities

Dates: April 5-7

About the Camp: This workshop is mainly aimed at honing the creative skills of children. They can explore different types of craft-based activities such as crayon melting art, DIY crafts and feet painting among others.

Contact: 8335855530

Disclaimer: Readers are advised to check the details by thoroughly researching before deciding. ParentCircle is only providing information here. This should not be seen as an endorsement of any of the camps mentioned in the article

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