A listing of Summer Camps and Activities in the area. If you are organising one e-mail 4 lines to – firstname.lastname@example.org. The list will be updated through April and May. It has been launched on March 30. Updated May 10.
Ignite is a 2 day science workshop on heat and light to be held in R A Puram.
On May15th, May 16th; 10 am to 1 pm only.
Best for children in classes 6, 7, 8
This science workshop will be conducted at Vidhyapika Learning Centre. Children will get to understand and appreciate scientific concepts relating to heat and light through experiments, demos and videos.
For registration, contact Deepa @ 98403 47670 or visit Vidhyapika Learning Center located at No.3, Srinivasa Avenue, Park View Street, R A Puram. (www.vidhyapika.org)
INDIAN ART, CULTURE
Tattvaloka is hosting Dimbhakotsav, a childrens’ camp on Indian art and culture from May 20 to 25, 9.00 am – 1.30 pm
Venue: Tattvãloka, No:76, Eldams Road. Activities in the camp: Yoga, Folk Dance, Story Telling, Make your Own snack , Origami, Spoken Sanskrit, Kitchen Gardening , Temple architecture and Temple Visit.
Camp fee: Rs.1200 per participant. To register call: 9600087646, 9790924889
Tattvãloka is an English monthly of Sringeri Sharadha Peetham and promotes devotion not only among the grown ups, but also children through articles, stories, puzzles and pictures. It largely helps in character building.
For this children’s camp this summer, specialists in their field and experts at relating to children will be the resource persons for the activities. Storytelling, Origami and Spoken Sanskrit sessions will introduce the children to Indian world of culture. The children will be taught to be self reliant and make their own healthy snack.
There will be a public event on the last day of the camp, 25th May at 6.00 pm, where the children will exhibit what they have learnt at the camp while being entertained to a multimedia session on “Creating Sahrudaya
EMBROIDERY, TATTING, CROCHET
Rajani is an expert at embroidery/tatting/crochet. And she plans to share her skills this summer. She also holds fabric painting workshops/classes this summer. Call 99403 12650 to get more details and register.
Mylapore Times has three slots open this summer for college students as part of internships on offer. Two for those keen to report and write and work online. One for those who are good at database and info-management.
The first assignment will need you to attend edit work in office for an hour, go out into the field to work on news stories for an hour and then file them daily. If this assignment interests you, you need to mail a short report on any news event in your area – we need to judge your info gathering and writing skills. The assignment runs 15 days, Mon to Sat.
For the second assignment, you will need to collate all useful info and contacts we have and tailor them for a database. One hour at our office, Mon to Sat., 15 days.
Successful interns get a certificate. Those who wish to seek a full-time/part time job with us, can also intern now. Mail your application to – email@example.com with ‘ INTERN’ in the subject section.
Tamilmozhi Koodam at 4, Sambandam St – Devanathan Street Mandaveli ( Phs ; 92821 33333) offers short courses to adults and kids who wish to learn Tamil this summer. The idea is to teach people the language in its pure form, to speak as well as write it.
Veteran artist and cartoonist Rahnu is offering a cartooning and craftwork camp at P S School campus. Kids are encouraged to draw and doodle here. Mylapore from May to 5 in the mornings. Call 2464 0487 / 94442 48579.
ART & CRAFT
Sundaram Finance invites kids to Mexican Art and Craft workshop for children aged 8 – 13 years. This art & craft workshop involves a simple or complex weaving pattern made from brightly coloured combinations of yarn, across two or more sticks.
The Mexican Indians made them for good luck. These vibrant creations of art can be used to create wall hangings, pen stands or even as a pattern for a t-shirt. The simplicity of this craft is what makes it a perfect kid’s craft.
Date : Saturday 27 April. Time : 3.30 – 530pm Venue : Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. Contact: S. Prabhu – 94440 40748
Maanasi Arts Academy will be conducting a Bharatanatyam workshop by the legendary danseuse Dr. Vyjayanthimala Bali. This is a unique opportunity to learn two rare items of the Tanjore Quartette. This will be held from May 15 to 19 at Russian Cultural Centre (behind Hotel Chola) Alwarpet from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. For registration and details contact 9940194625/8939290722
WSI and CSA present a Storytelling camp (for 3-5-year-olds),
10am-12noon.in Mylapore, from Monday 29 April (ten sessions).
For details: 97109 74789 and 98409 17714,
Anand Creative Minds in Seethammal Colony offers training in arts and craft – origami, sewing and spoken Hindi included – CALL98402 40233
CRAFT / LANGUAGES
Rajeswari is teaching craft, and taking Hindi and English classes this summer. Call 98415 527 63.
SEED is offering classes in spoken English and Hindi for kids in the age group 7 to 14 years. Call 98410 92083.
Veenavaadhini is organizing its annual summer workshop from May 1 to May 6 from 9 am to 12 pm each day. The topic covered will be “The Kalyani Raga Kritis of Muttuswami Dikshitar”. Workshop will be conducted by Jaysri Jeyaraaj Krishnan. Course fees – Rs 3000, inclusive of printed material. Venue: Flat #12, Shanti Enclave, 25 Venkatakrishna Road, Mandaveli, Chennai – 28. Last date for registration is April 27, 2013. For details call 9840548998.
FOR SPECIAL KIDS
Aikya has a camp for special kids and normal kids, where the two mingle anbd learn a few things like making jewelleryt and craft shapes and reading and singing to. Its on from April 25. At Karpagambal Nagar, Luz. Call Parvathy at 94449 60643.
Sri Parvati Institute of Creative Skills (SPICS) at 28/160 Eldams Road, has a art camp for kids and teens from 22 April = 10.30 am – 12.30 pm for 2 weeks. conducted by professionals trained at College of Fine Arts. Course details: Drawing, Painting, Installation/collage Kids’ Art Exhibition, Screening of Films on eminent artists
Registration on from 17 April. Duration: 2 weeks. Fees : Rs. 2000. Call 2435 3341.
This camp at Dharpana Yoga Mandiram aims to focus on endurance, strength, balance and coordination of their body and mind and it is for teenagers
From 22nd April to 3rd May, 4 pm and 5 pm. Fees : Rs.1000/-
At: Thoppu”, 2, Dr.Ranga Road, Mylapore.
Contact ; 9444403680, 9444954183, 9840063273..
Creative House offers a camp in making Artsy Craftsy, Fashion Bag, Junk Art, Creative Boxes, wall hangings, photo frames and work in different painting techniques. Age group 5 – 15 years. Classes will be held on Saturday & Sunday for 2 hours. Contact 9841758964 or 28473678 for more details. New batch starting April 21.
The Science Factory, a science experience provider for kids aged 5 – 12, is organizing aCamp at Vanilla Place, R A Puram from the 1st of May to the 10th.
All workshops are filled with fun science experiences for little children who use the science labs for little kids to try out science experiments themselves.
The Science Factory is a company set up by 2 women who recently gave up senior positions in corporate houses to pursue their passion for science education among children.
Call 98840 73425
Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, is conducting a Summer Camp for students from 1st May at 8.30 a.m. to 31st May (except Sundays)
Timings: 8.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. Age Group: 8 to 13 years (3rd standard to 8th Standard)
Subjects taught: Personality development – Gita & Vedic chanting, stotras, bhajans, drawing, hand work, and story telling, Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
For further details, contact the Math – 24621110.
This library called The Children’s Space run by Suchitra in Alwarpet has two activities – one to help teens learn photography and the other on reading skills.
The first is conducted by Jayashree B., a communication and media specialist.and is a week long workshop starting on May 6, 10 am to 12 noon. Charges Rs. 500. Children would need to bring in their own still camera.
Text to – 87544 70178 to register. Visit www.childrensspacechennai.com for more details.
The reading club is for kids 9 – 12 years old.Starts from first week of May and will continue for 6 weeks. Charges Rs. 500
Kalakar Studio has its camp from Aprill 22 – May 31 that covers sing along, Art and Craft, math magic, Calligraphy, Handwriting and Cartooning for kids from 3 – 13yrs.
Camps run from 10 – 1, for 2 weeks at Alwarpet.
Call 9884316134/ 24334890 to register.
Dreeamcast offers a modelling workshop for kids and adults in May with professionals at hand and it is at Luz. Call Hema karthik 9884103124 / 42031789
Bamboola Tutor has a cmap from April 18 to 30 and May 2 to 29 for children aged between 2 to 12 years of age. The activities include dance, story telling, puppet-making festival, craft, cartooning, quiz and origami. The camp is at Bamboola, 73, Venkatkrishanan Road, R.A. Puram Contact 9444115995, 988415696.
Learn to play the piano at the Shiryah School of Music this summer. The basics of piano playing and music theory will be taught over 10 days. Open to anyone over 7 years of age. Course dates: 6th to 18th May. Morning and evening batch available.
For more details contact : Anupa Elizabeth Paul ( ATCL – singing), 8th grade Music theory and 4th grade piano from Trinity College London.
Address: 113, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Chennai- 4.
Children between 7 years to 12 years can get together at E-Square Academy in Mylapore for a Multi-Skill Development programme. The focus is on a blend of fun and learning including activity building, games, listen and speak, read and write, etc. Contact 9841490741 or 9283633195.
Jus Drums School of Percussion based in Alwarpet launches from April 6 the basics of drumming for kids in the age group of 5 to 9 and and for kids above 9. Classes will be for an hour for the seniors and half an hour for the juniors. Knowledge of music is not a pre-requisite. Jus Drums has a unique stet of the art sound proof drum studio. Call Murali at 9840046827.
A five day pottery workshop at Expressions Art Studio and Activity Centre, 75, 2nd Street, Karpagam Avenue, R.A.Puram on the basics of hand and wheel pottery. Classes by qualified artistes. April 1 to 5. Time: 3.30pm-5.30pm The workshop is open to all age groups. Registrations are on. For details contact :42067327/9444033348
ART & CRAFT
Creative House is conducting a camp for kids in Junk Art, Creative boxes, Wall hangings, photo frames, Sand Layering, painting techniques, etc.. Age group 5 – 15 years. Classes will be held on Saturday & Sunday for 2 hours. Contact 9841758964 / 28473678 for more details.
Emmanuel Chess Club of Ebenezer Joseph is hosting a chess camp at Russian Cultural Centre, Alwarpet for kids in the 5 to 14 years age group from April 3 onwards. Each course is for 10 days. Call Ruby at 9381062323 / 65470470.
Fun Tree is 1worldwebtv’s special initiative for children between the ages of 7 and 12 yrs.
Fun Tree helps to discover the talents of every child through activities based on Multiple Intelligence Skills-MIS. There are two batches this May (6th May to 17th May and 20th May to 31st May). Contact 98410 01724
M Sanjay, former TN coach is holding a cricket camp for youths this summer with coaches accredited to Cricket Australia guiding the wards. Call 89391 36707
Money-Wizards a Singapore based IIM alumni venture is conducting a financial literacy programme which enable children to explore and learn key concepts related to money and finance through games, role-plays and group activities. Camps are being conducted in Mylapore area for children age 6+ at Vruksha/Bambino-Mandaveli, Harishree Vidyalayam, Thejomayo – MRC Nagar & at Mylapore Club. Contact : 9952953948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Sruthilya School of Music and Arts in Mandaveli is open for its regular and summer classes in classical music ( Indian, Western), dance and Tanjore art and glass painting. Call 98417 00157.
Young Ambassador teaches kids the fundamental concepts of science and math – to understand these and also try to provide creative solutions for some issues. The courses use interactive learning methods where the child is made to think in groups, interact with other children, make presentations and think creative concepts.
For enrolment, contact Chitra Ramachandran – 9176943375, email@example.com.