| Students at a summer camp organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singh Middle School in Patna City on Friday. Picture by Sachin |
Summer camps organised by various institutions in and around the city have gained in popularity over the past few years because of the recreational options these events offer to children.
Parents, too, are satisfied knowing that the young ones are concentrating on opportunities to learn different skills. The Telegraph lists some of the popular activities spotted during summer camps.
Art & craft
An opportunity to learn ways to make 3D greeting cards out of scrap and craft papers is always an exciting prospect. This activity — planned by Hoopla Whoopee Art — not only helps children brush up their painting skills but also enhances their creativity. The participants were also taught to make collages and pop-ups.
Ayesha Raza, a student of Notre Dame Academy, who attended such a session, said: “Art and craftwork are the main attractions that drew me to the camp organised by Hoopla Whoopee Art. Not only did I learn making 3D cards but also presented the creations to my relatives and friends. The session also helped me learn money management for future.”
Delhi Public School student Apurv Bhartiya, who also attended the camp, said: “Summer camps allow us to invest time in recreational activities instead of staying at home for the entire summer vacation. We also get to meet other students and make new friends, which is great.”
Tripti Kedia, the owner of Hoopla Whoopee Art, said: “It’s been three years I am running the summer camp. At least 100 students came to the camp. I gave the children ample time on every activity so that they could absorb the tips properly. This year, I also scheduled sessions on photography and magic tricks. Professional photographers came to the event to lend the students technical expertise.”
Safety of children in mind, some summer camps arranged for karate lessons.
“Arts and crafts, yoga, drama and acting are some of the facilities we offered at our camp. At least 50 students took part in the camp,” said Suruchi Kumari, the owner of Kala Vatika where magic tricks were also taught.
Divya Khanuja, a student of Delhi Public School, said: “I plan to use the magic tricks I learnt at the camp on my friends in school. I also learnt swimming, calligraphy, culinary and photography skills.”
Few things in the world can be better than taking a splash in the pool in summer. New Patna Club organised a summer camp and offered participants fun in the form of pool games and water sports.
Shakeel Ahmed, the club manager, said: “Children love to play with water and there is no alternative to swimming in the summer. During the summer camp, at least 200 children join in.”