Friday, May 25, 2007

Summer Camps for Kids - 2007

Wheel Pottery Workshop

DakshinaChitra, the Heritage centre is organizing a one-day Workshop on wheel Pottery for children on 31st May 2007. This is a chance to explore the world of pottery through the hands of a professional.
Learn this exquisite art from Mr. Ramu Velar, a potter.
Conveyance to and from DakshinaChitra, on the staff van, will be provided.
The workshop fee: 300/-Inclusive of materials and transport only.
Duration: one day, 10.30am to 4:30 pm.
For more information and to register contact :
Madras Craft Foundation, G-3, Madhuram Flats, No.6, Uroor Olcott Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai – 90.
Ph: 24462435 / 24918943. Mobile : 9841777779.
Dakshinchitra's one-day summer camp for youngsters

Dakshinchitra Heritage Centre, Muttukadu, will organize a one day summer camp for young adults on May 19. The workshop will deal with theatre art, stained glass workshop, traditional games, aesthetic crafts with recycled materials and will also conduct various competitions. Registration fee is Rs. 550 per person and it is on first come first serve basis. For more details contact MCF Office at

G-3 Madhuram Flats, 6, Urur Olcott Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai- 600090.

Ph: 24462435 / 24918943, 9841777779.
Camp for kids and moms at College of Fine Arts

The Tamilnadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd., (Poompuhar) and the Govt. College of Fine Arts will conduct an arts camp for kids and ladies.
So, you can take your moms too!

The camp will cover all kinds of painting- crayon, water colour, acrylic and oil, Terracotta and papier mache doll making, Tie & Dye and Block printing and wooden beads ornaments.

The training will be by the faculty of College of Fine Arts.

The camp will be conducted from May 6 to 13, 2007, from 9.30 am to 1 pm.
At Govt. College of Fine Arts, 31, EVR Salai (Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 3

For more details contact the manager at Poompuhar Sales Showroom at phone no. 2858 9207, 2852 0624
Science camp in Planetarium campus

A three day science summer camp for students will be conducted by Science City from May 14.

Students of class 7, 8 and 9 are eligible to register for the camp.

The camp will have lecture-demonstrations by eminent scientists, competitions, field work and many more.

You should register for the camp before May 5, 2007
For registration and more details contact Science City at phone no. 2445 4054 or email to
Aeronautics & Space technology at IIT - Madras

Here is a chance to know all about flying!

The Children's Club Society is hosting a short course on Aeronautics and Space technology for ten days this summer.
The course will cover the basic principles of flying, avionics, air traffic control and more.
It will be conducted at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai.

Students of class 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to enroll.

From May 8 to 18, 2007
Course fee is Rs. 300
Registration is going on at The Children's Club Society. 96, V. M. Street, Mylapore between 5 to 6.30 pm on all days .
Call Children's Club at phone number 2847 4140 before 4pm.
Newspaper reading and Creative writing camp at K. K. Nagar

Bookworms Library in K.K. Nagar will conduct a summer camp for kids above 10 years in Newspaper reading skills and creative writing.

The camp will be held from May 2 to 12, 2007.

The camp will aim at improving the vocabulary and develop a coherent writing style.
Newspaper reading techniques and creative skills in reading and writing will also be dealt with.

For details, contact Bookworms Library at 334/B Lakshmanasamy Salai, K. K. Nagar.
Phone : 24899779 or 42698327
Theatre camp by Landing Stage at Adyar

Landing Stage, theatre group will conduct a camp called Pushing Boundaries for the theatre enthusiastic kids.

The camp is open to kids in the age group 13 years to 19 years.

Noted theatre personalities will train the kids.
Paul Mathews of Magic Lantern, V. Balakrishnan of Theatre Nisha, P. C. Ramakrishna of Madras Players and S. Krishnakumar of Masquerade will be among them.

The camp will be conducted from May 2 to 19, 2007
Venue: Bala Vidya Mandir, 4th Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar.

The registration for the camp closes on April 28

For more details e-mail: or call 98407 55454
Bala Gurukulam at Mylapore

A 15 day Summer Camp for youngsters with a traditional touch is being organised by Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation, Mandaveli.

The camp will be held at the Foundation's premises from May 3 to 17, 2007

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Age group: 5 to 20 years

The camp will teach the kids culture, festivals, traditional games, through heritage movies and discover Mylapore and Madras (now Chennai)
Also the kids will be exposed to art and craft, slokas, bhajans, yoga, Puppetry, Tanjore painting, clay art, nature, simple cooking, dance and more.

A Visit to a historic site is also planned.

For more information and registration, call S. Saurendranath (of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation) at mobile phone nos: 93826 98811, 93810 38385, 2493 5521
Gita, vedas at Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore

Ramakrishna Math will conduct a summer camp for students in the age group 8 to 15 years.

The camp will include activities such as Bhagvat Gita and Vedic Chanting, Vishnu Sahasra naman, Siva puranam, Bhajans, Yogasana, Spoken Sanskrit, craft, drawing and Personality Development.

The camp will be held at Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore. From May 1 to 31, 2007
For more details, contact Ramakrishna Math at phone no. 2462 1110
Art, craft, games and dance at Nungambakkam

Ashraya will be organising a two-week long summer camp for children between 4and 12 years.

FunStation, as the camp is called, will include dance routine by John Britto Dance Company, art techniques, crafts, interactive games, stories and have a daily moral instruction incorporating fables from around the world.
At the end of the camp, the children will show their dances, skits, songs, artwork and crafts at a special parents programme.

The camp will be held at Ashraya, Chateau D'Ampa, No 37, Nelson Manickkam Road, Nungambakkam.

From April 30 to May 11, 2007

For more details contact Ashraya at mobile phone no. 98410 71756
Art and craft camp at Anna Nagar

Odyssey, one of the major leisure stores in Chennai, in association with Crayola will be conducting Camp Crayola, an art and craft camp. This camp is organised by an international team of art experts and educators.

The camp activities will aim at developing literary, social and basic learning skills, in kids.
Kids in the age group three to eight year can join the camp.
It will be held at Odyssey's Anna Nagar showroom from April 27 to May 4, 2007
The camp will be held in the evenings - 4pm to 6pm.

For more details call : 4261 1473 or 4261 1474
Rowing camp at Boat Club, R. A. Puram

Madras Boat Club will be organising a summer camp in rowing.

Open to boys and girls who are 11 years and above with swimming experience.
The camp will be held from May 2 to 30, 2007 at the Madras Boat Club, R. A. Puram.

Fee for the camp is Rs. 500.

If you are a fast learner, you have a chance to represent Tamil Nadu in the ensuing sub-junior Rowing Nationals to be held later this year.

For more details and registration call Ms. Shakuntala Chanda, Captain of Boats, Madras Boat Club at phone nos. 2435 3190, 2435 4751 and 2432 6728
Residential camp at DakshinaChitra

A residential summer camp for kids will be conducted at DakshinaChitra, a campus for arts on the East Coast Road.

The first camp will be held from April 27 to 29, 2007 for children in the age group 7 to 11 years.
The second camp will be from May 11 to 13, 2007 and is for kids in the age group 12 to 15 years.

The camp will include activities like storytelling, observation of the sky, theatre art, craft, sand castles and a visit to a village.

For registration and more details contact Madras Craft Foundation, G-3, Madhuram Flats, 6, Urur Olcott Road, Besant Nagar.
Phone : 2446 2435 or mobile no. 98414 23149

If you have not been to the DakshinaChitra campus, read about it and do make a visit. Click here to read about DakshinaChitra.
Cartooning camp at Adyar

Cartoonist Rahnu will conduct a creativity camp in drawing, cartooning and caricature.

The camp will be held at Sri Mylai Karpagavalli Matric. Hr. Sec. School, 90 A, First Street, Sastri Nagar, Adyar.
It will begin on April 29 and will go on till May 3.
From 10 am to 12 noon.

For details and registration contact phone no. 2464 0487 or mobile no. 94442 48579
Origamy, meditation at Mylapore

Sree Bala Meenakshi Study Centre will conduct a summer camp for kids of 8 years and above.

The camp includes various activities such as art and craft, Bhajan, slokas, meditation, origami, handwriting, English grammar. The materials required for art and crafts will be provided at the camp.

The camp will be held from April 15 to 30

For more details call Rohini at 2461 3609 or cell no. 94444 45091
Personality development camp at Ashok Nagar

Virgo Hobby Centre will conduct a summer camp for kids in the age group 3 to 12 years.
The camp activities include spoken English, karate, dance, art and craft and personality development.

For more details call 2489 2798 or cell no. 99410 18210
Summer Skills at Gopalapuram

A camp titles Summer Skills - 2007 will be held for children in the age group 3 to 15.
At D. A. V. Girls Senior Sec. School at Gopalapuram.

This month long camp starts on April 20 and go on till May 19.
The activities proposed for the camp include spoken English, creative storytelling, fun with puppets, slokas, art and crafts, glass, fabric and pot painting, music and dance.

For enrollment and details contact Poonam Anand at 93810 39805 or 2447 0440
Theatre camp at Adyar

Alchemy Kids is back with their summer theatre camp for this year.
The camp will held for children in two age groups: 3 to 8 years and 9 to 14 years.

The camp will enable the kids learn narrations kills, voice modulation, expressions, body language.
The activities also include script writing, creative visualisation and Western dance.
The kids trained in the camp will be given opportunity to perform in the regular programmes of Alchemy Theatre Club.

The camps will be conducted from April 16 to 27.

For more details and registration contact Alchemy Kids, 16/15, Third Floor, Third Cross street, Kasturba Nagar, Adyar
Phone: 6512 1119. Cell no. 98410 47620
Indian Culture camp at K. K. Nagar

Sri Sathya Sai Organisation will conduct a summer camp for senior school kids from class 8 and upwards on Indian culture.

The camp includes yoga and career counselling.
From April 23 to 28. At PSBB School, K. K. Nagar.
There will be quiz, elocution and essay competition at the end of the camp.
For more details and registration contact B. Chandrakumar at phone no. 2471 4890 or cell no at 94441 27303
Traditional and modern activities at Teynampet

A novel summer camp for kids in the age group of 4 to 8 years is organised at Poes Road, Off Eldams Road, Teynampet.

Cartooning, Western dance, yoga, pottery, slokas, Bhajans and more activities are planned.

The workshop will be held from April 16 to 26.
The camp will end with a kids performance on April 27 at Y. S. Shastri Hall, Mylapore.

Open only to 15 children.

For details and registration, contact phone no. 4205 9321, 98410 04588
Journalism Camp at R. A. Puram

If you are a senior school student studying in class 9 to 12 and love to write, this one is for you.

A journalism camp will be conducted by the team which runs the neighbourhood newspapers Adyar Times, Mylapore Times and Arcot Road Times during April - May. Held for 20 days across five weeks, the camp will cover basics of print, radio, Television and web journalism.

Professionals from print, radio and TV media will handle the classes. Special sessions on writing for the web are also on.

To join the camp e-mail your CV with a 100 word report on any local event to Only selected students will be invited to join the camp.

Call 2498 2244 for details.
Chess camp at Kilpauk

Kilpauk Chess centre will conduct a summer camp for boys and girls in the age group 5 to 15 years from April 16 to 30 from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.

The camp will introduce the kids to the game and teach basic techniques of playing. Children may choose to continue the training after the camp at the academy.

For details contact Kilpauk Chess Centre at Primrose Play School, 2, Waddels Road, Kilpauk.
S. Palaniappan at phone no. 2480 2075 or 94440 44576
Crafts and table top cooking at Abhiramapuram

Thulika Rachana, run by artist Meera Rao will hold a summer camp for children in the age group 5 to 14 years.

There will be art and craft, painting and a 'no-cooking' session in the camp.
No-cooking or table top cooking is a method of making dishes without fire and cooking!

The camp is held in two batches. The first batch commences on April 16 and will go on till April 27. The second batch starts on May 2.

Contact Mrs. Meera Rao at 10, Subbaraya Avenue, Abhiramapuram. Phone : 2499 5290
Tennis camp at Nandanam

Triangle Tennis Trust, YMCA, Nandanam will hold a summer Tennis camp from April 15 to May 31.

The camp is for children in the age group of 7 to 16 years.

For more details call - 2435 3082 or cellno. 94443 88535
Traditional and modern games camp at R. A. Puram

Summer is a time to play. Here is a camp to play various indoor games!

A mix of traditional games like Pallankuzhi, Thayakattam and modern indoor games, puzzles will be taught with interactive playing with others.

The camp will be held from April 9 to 27.
For the children in the age group 7 to 14 years.

The camp will be held at 7, Sriram Apartments, 20/60, R. A. puram, 2nd main Road.
Call 4211 1159 for more details.
Learn a craft a day at Santhome

Sibling Revelry, a play school will conduct a summer camp to learn a craft every day.

The camp will be held from April 17 to May 4 at 15, 4th Street, Karpagam Avenue.

Phone: 98404 11981
Creative fun at Mylapore

Andhra Mahila Sabha, Mylapore will conduct a fun and learning camp from April 16 to May 15.

Activities like music, arts, crafts, yoga, drawing, slokas, painting, mathemagic, language skill, computer operation and quiz are included in the camp.

For details contact Andhra Mahila Sabha at 109, Luz Church Road, Mylapore. Phone : 2499 4761, 4216 8979
Yoga Camp at Royapettah

If you are yet to be introduced to yogas, this summer will be the right time.

Aasanas, pranayama, surya namaskara and eye exercises will be taught at this camp to be held from April 9 to 27.

Venue: 1, Ganapathy Colony, I Street, Royapettah.
Call Sivagami at 2835 1781, 94443 06337 for details
Cricket camp at Kilpauk

Little Masters Cricket Academy will hold a summer camp in two phases for boys in the age group of 16 to 19.

The first phase of the camp will be from April 14 to May 5 and the second will be from May 7 to 31.
The camp will be held at Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram, 6, Kilpauk Garden Colony, Kilpauk.

For more details call Srinivasan at cell no. 94444 13006
Activity Camp at T. Nagar

Little Angels is holding a summer camp for children in the age group of 3 to 8 years and 8 to 15 years.

Karate, Western dance, Folk dance, Fevicryl printing, pottery, craft and bead work, twilling, drawing are among the activities proposed.
The camps will be held from April 13 to 30
Yoga classes are also held in the campus.
For details contact 13/9, Habibullah Road, 3rd Lane, I floor, T. Nagar. Cell no. 98843 90540 or Phone: 2834 1368
Instrumental music camp at Abhiramapuram

The Music School will be conducting a month long camp in electronic keyboard and guitar.
From April 16 to May 16. The camp will be held on all working days - Monday to Friday.

For details contact The Music School at 66/99, Dr. Rangachari Road, Abhiramapuram,
Phone : 2466 1202 (between 4 and 8 pm) cell no. 98417 52137
Western dance camp at R. A. Puram

Flash 07 is a summer camp to learn western dances - Free Style, Hip hop, Rock \'n\' roll, Jazz.

The camp will be held for all kids above 3 years of age.
There are two sessions to choose from - Camp 1 : April 16 to 4 and Camp 2 : May 7 to 31

The camps will be held at Navasuja, 73, Venkatakrishna Road, R. A. Puram.

For details contact the location or email the director and instructor Deepam at
Save our Earth camp at Adyar

Bright Kids Learning Centre has designed a summer camp for the kids of 4 to 10 year old to rejuvenate their creativity by using waste material.

The camp will be conducted in two sessions - from April 15 to 30 and May 1 to 15.

Brazilian art of foam sheet activities, magical drawings, making greeting cards, paper bag, gardening and interesting science experiments are among the activities planned. A display titled Kids save the Planet will be held on May 16.

For more details, contact Bright Kids Learning Centre, 17, Anna Avenue, Bakthavatsalam Nagar, Adyar
Phone : 6568 6866, 94444 66216.
Camp at Aarambh, T. Nagar

Summer camp in storytelling, Theatre, Western Dance, Origami, Handwriting, Yoga and Camp Crayola - arts and crafts will be held for kids of age group 3 to 7 years .

The camp will be from April 16 to 28 from 9.30 am to 12.30pm

For more info contact Aarambh Play School, 59 / 125, G. N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar. Phone: 6587 2636
Activity camp at Velachery

A lot of activities are lined for kids in two age groups - for students of classes 3 - 4 and 5 - 6.

The activities of the camp include foil work, candle making, straw arrangement, jewellery making, basket arrangement, photography, sand painting, embroidery, greeting and kite making.

The camp will be conducted from April 16 to 27 at Marg Play School, Dr. Seethapathi Nagar, Velachery.

The camp is put together by the neighbourhood newspaper Velachery Plus and Nachi Ice Land.

For more details and registration, call 6534 5252
Doodles Creative workshop, Alwarpet

Doodles - 2007 is a summer workshop for kids in the age group 4 to 10 years.

The workshop covers creative arts such as pot painting, glass painting, dance, arts and crafts, safe and easy cooking, physical fitness and reading skills.

The camp will be on from April 9 to May 9.

The venue is 17, Kanakasri Nagar, Cathedral Road, near Music Academy.

Registrations are already on. Call Shika or Sony at 93821 54327 or 2644 3517
Tumble TotsTalent identification camp, Adyar

Tumble Tots, Chennai centre has organised Talent identification camps on dancing, painting, acting, gymnastics, etc.,

Kids in the age group 2 to 7 years are eligible to participate.

There are various sessions to choose from :
April 9 to 20
April 23 to May 4
May 7 to 18
May 21 to June 1

For more details about the camp, contact Tumble Tots Centre at 48, L. B. Road, Adyar. Phone : 6455 8687 or cell number 98418 98197
Western dance camp at Adyar

A summer camp in western dance is organised by Flyerz Dance academy.

Jazz-ballet, hip-hop, salsa and free style dances will be taught in the camp. The camp will culminate into a show on June 1, 2007

For more details and registration call 2446 4297, 4211 7441
Robots camp at Adyar

Are you fascinated about how the robots work?

Here is a camp where you can learn to assemble your own robots and programme them too.

Children of 8 years and above can join this camp.

Call Soruban Jude at cell no. 94440 64880
Multimedia camp at various locations

Image - a popular Animation and graphics institute will be conducting a summer camp in multimedia for kids during this summer vacation.

You need not have any prior knowledge in computers to join this camp. This course will help developing your drawing and designing skills.

For dates, fee and other details contact Karthikeyan at 2442 6386 or cell no. 94441 74910
Adventure and expedition camp

For those who want to have fun with nature with a bit of exposure to adventure sports and expedition, here is a camp to check out.

Bond 007 - Summer Teen camp. The camp will be held at Kalpakkam. Parasailing, rowing, rifle shooting, performing arts, pottery, sculpting and much more.

The camps will be held in two batches. One from April 16 to 21 and the next from April 23 to 28.
Register with Camp Soul Ace - Service Square - 2433 3880, Frank at 99403 55521 and Malavan 98414 20749.
Arts and painting at Adyar

For those with a taste for drawing and painting, here is a camp that will introduce the kids to glass painting, fabric painting and flower making.
Kids of age 7 and above can join the camp. And it starts from April 5.

The camp will be held at 10, 2Avenue, Indira Nagar, Adyar. Call 98840 66744 - Sujatha
Katha - Storytelling camp at Adyar

Katha, a book publishing house, is conducting a storytelling camp this summer.
Kids in the age group of 3 to 9 years can participate in the camp. There are two sessions to choose from.
The first camp is from April 9 to 13 and the second one is from April 23 to 27.

Katha is at 8, First Main Road, Karpagam Garden, Adyar.
To register for the camp call 4211 4326 or 94443 90134
Maths and Science Camp, Tiruvanmiyur

The Nehru Children's Cultural Association will conduct a summer camp on Mathematics.
This 10 day camp will help kids learn maths the fun way. There are different batches for different age-groups. From class 5 to 11.
The camp will be conducted from April 17 to 26.
Last date to register is April 15.
There will be a talent contest in Maths on the last day of the camp.
For more info call 2445 3014 or 94444 16484
Kids camp at K. K. Nagar

Spring into Reading and Arcot Road Times will jointly conduct a variety of camps for kids at K. K. Nagar.

The camps will be conducted on weekdays from April 16 to April 27.
Two age groups: 6-8 years and 9-12 years.

* Camp Showtime : Story telling - Resource person is the famed storyteller Nandini
* Camp Discovery : Ecological and science projects, animal care conducted by many science enthusiasts
* Camp Create : Jewellery making, mask making, macramé - Resource person is Ms. Sindhu
* Camp Chef : Experiencing new cuisines, learning to follow recipes - Resource person : Ms. Veena
* Camp Challenge : Traditional arts and games - Resource person is a researcher in traditional games Ms. Balambal

For more details call Call 4353 0492 or cell no. 99404 50495
Camp Yakaboo at Hippocampus

Hippocampus in Abhiramapuram has a variety of camps for kids, this summer

The camps scheduled are for the age groups 3-14 years.
Art, Story telling, Dance, Journalism, Advertising, Pottery, Theater, Nature and Adventure Camps.

For kids of 8 years and above, a journalism camp - Young Reporter and Science workshop are interesting things to check.

For kids in the age group 3 to 6 years there are story telling, art and craft, pizza making are available.

6 to 8years can join a theatre camp which will culminate into a 20 minutes play at the Alliance Francaise will be held.

More details can be had from Hippocampus Children Co. 1/E, Subbraya Avenue, Behind Sony World,
Abhirampuram, Chennai - 18. Ph : 24661544
Cricket Camp

TE - IPL Cricket Academy headed by the former test cricketer T. E. Srinivasan will conduct a summer coaching camp from April 7.

The camp will be held at CPT-IPL Cricket ground, Taramani

To register for the camp call T. E. Srinivasan at phone no. 4201 4450 or Johnraj at cell no. 98400 93464
Art & Crafts Camp at Hippocampus, Abhiramapuram

Kids can play with clay, learn sand and grain art, papier mache and have fun. At the art and crafts camp to be held at Hippocampus, Abhiramapuram

Children in the age group of 3 to 6 years can participate. The camp will be conducted in 6 sessions from March 3 to April 7. Fee - Rs. 800.

Hippocampus is at 1/E, Subbaraya Avenue, Abhiramapuram.

Call 5208 1805 or 94440 49175 for more details
Nature study camps for kids by Aavishkaar

Aavishkaar India, which has been taking children on adventure / nature camps during summer holiday since 2000, has come out with another camp for this year.

Its eco-tours division, Wild Indian Tours, is organising a series of jungle and nature study camps for children above the age of 9.

Camps will be held at Karadimalai, Kodaikanal, Wayanad, Thekkady, Anamalai and Nagarhole on different dates between April 16 and May 16.

The activities of the camps range from trekking, van rides, boat rides to elephant rides, cycling and bird watching.

Interactive sessions where environmentalists will address the participants will also be held.

For details, contact phone no. 4265 8628 or cell phone no. 99400 56618 or log on to
Science Field Trips

A 20 day summer science camp for the students of class 8 to 11 will be conducted by the Nehru Children's Cultural Association. The camp will be held from April 18 to May 10.

Students will be taken on a field trip everyday and the camp will be conducted at that place. The places include Kalpakkam and Neyveli Lignite Corporation also!

For registration and fee for the Science camp, call Mr. Sugumaran, President, Nehru Children's Cultural Association, 65, Fourth Main Road, Raj Flats, Tiruvalluvar Nagar, Tiruvanmiyur.
Phone: 2445 3014, 94444 16484

1 comment:

Carlo said...

Good Job! :)