“Mom, I am bored!”
These are rare words in today’s times, don’t you agree? Sometimes, actually, it feels like children are busier than we are! Throughout the academic year they have school, which is now an amazing wholesome experience for them and after school hours, they are engaged in homework, activities, projects, etc. What about the summer holidays? We remember getting bored after a few days but our kids today have plans sketched out for the entire duration. Thank you, summer camps!
Back in the day, only a few camps were heard of and very few children joined but today, summer camp is nothing short of a revolution. In fact, almost all schools and institutions conduct exciting camps that help children explore their hidden talents in different fields. It is not even a question anymore. It is a routine.
But, on the downside, choosing the best summer camps has become almost as difficult as choosing a school. Hyderabadi kids are spoilt for choice because of the sheer volume of options. What do parents like you and us do then? We find the best summer camps and then take a decision. Now, here’s the good news. We have already curated a list for you so that you don’t have to look any further. Just keep reading!
Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) Alive – A Center for Learning
Super interesting and intriguing, the summer camp offered at ACK Alive is easily one of the best programs this year in Hyderabad. Backed by the very famous Rana Daggubati himself, it is an attempt to show children the route to learn about their roots.
The large center is spread across 10,000+ square feet and has an auditorium, art rooms, music room, performing arts room, and activity rooms to help children learn different art forms in 4 modules: Art & Design, Performing Arts, Life Skills, Vedic Sciences. They have weekly roundups of each category for kids, tweens, and teens.
- Art & Design: Painting & drawing, Crafting by Hamstech, Art by Iteeha, Photography by Light Craft
- Performing Arts: Theater
- Life Skills: STEM by Smart Core Labs, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Chess by SMCA, Martial Arts
- Vedic Sciences: 1-minute challenge, Easy Table, ACK Stories Alive
Address: 330-331, Road Number 79, Film Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Phase III, Hyderabad – 500 033
Start date: 31 March 2019 (4 PM onwards)
ACME Learning has different types of courses for children aged 5 to 18. They have weekend as well as weekday courses in each category. Children may also opt for half-day or full-day programs.
Perched in Gachibowli, ACME is a fully air-conditioned institute offering customized summer camp courses to all participants. Children are also given lunch and snacks as a part of the program. The institute boasts of offering more than 50 courses including 3D printing, robotics, baking, creative writing, salsa dance, C & C++, and much more.
Address: 29 Jayabheri Pine Valley, Old Mumbai Highway Road, lane next to Care Hospital, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 032
Start Date: 15 April 2019
Leo & Mike
Leo & Mike is possibly the most interesting of them all! This new-age learning platform creates project-based, problem-based, and interdisciplinary learning programs for children of ages 4 to 14 years. Their approach to learning includes design thinking, experiential learning, STE(A)M learning, and project-based learning.
They are conducting a plethora of summer camps in various locations in Hyderabad today, catering to children of ages 5-8 and 9-14.
Activities: Robotics with SCRATCH Programming, The Incredible Human Body, Space Superheroes, Makers (Junior and Senior), Short-film Making, Mind Masters, Digital Game Making,
Address: Leo & Mike at Jxtapose (Jubilee Hills), Pioneer World School (Jubilee Hills), Suchitra Academy (Secunderabad), Oakridge International School (Gachibowli and Bachupally), ACK Alive (Film Nagar)
Start date: 15 April 2019
The Hobby Club
The Hobby Club in Panjagutta is offering a series of activities this summer for children of ages 5 and above. From handwriting improvement to recycling craft, cooking, communication skills, and multiple games, the summer camp is full to the brim with exciting activities for children.
The summer camp shall be held in 3 batches and the first batch starts on 25th March.
Activities: Culinary classes, language development, LEGO robotics, RUBIK, Vedic math, handwriting, arts & crafts
Address: The Hobby Club, Plot No. 47, Flat Number 2, Durga Nagar, Behind Hyderabad Central Mall, Hyderabad – 500 082
Price: 3,500 INR
Start Date: 25 March 2019
Outdoor and Adventure Summer Camp – Hyderabad
Held by the Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC), this summer camp is for children aged 9 to 15 years. As the name suggests, children will be taken on an outdoor summer camp loaded with a number of adventurous but safe activities. The camp is aimed at building self-reliance, courage, independence, and the spirit of adventure in children.
If you do not have qualms about sending your little one away for 5 days and 4 nights, this summer camp is definitely worth considering.
Activities: Knots & lashing, tent pitching & trenching, outdoor skills (fire, water, shelter, food), star gazing, sport climbing & rappelling, valley crossing & zipline, raft building, outdoor cooking, map reading & navigation, treasure hunt, team games
Address: Great Hyderabad Adventure Club, 8-2-350/B/B, AK Enclave, lane next to Almond House, Road Number 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500 034
Start Date: 24 April 2019
Sanskriti School – Summer Camp 2019
Sanskriti is a popular CBSE school located in Dilsukhnagar. Each year, it conducts a summer camp for all children. This time, its pre-primary branch, Sanskriti Kids, has something super exciting to offer to kids aged 3 to 12 years.
The management promises an entire month of fun and frolic along with interactive learning.
Activities: Yoga & meditation, karate, calligraphy, Vedic math, communication – storytelling and public speaking, music, shloka recitation, mehendi, dance, art & craft, traditional games, and recreational games
Price: 5,000 INR
Address: Sanskriti Kids, lane beside Hotel Swagath Grand, Hanuman Nagar, Chitanyapuri, Hyderabad – 500 060
Start date: 24 April 2019
The Kid Bundle Summer Camp
Another excellent summer camp is the Kid Bundle Summer Camp that is going to be held in various schools in Hyderabad. It has separate packages for kids (ages 6 to 9) and young adults (Age 9+) along with individual packages in each category so that parents choose according to the preferences of their children.
The 3-week workshop-cum-summer camp has a number of activities and fun activities for children to engage in.
- For kids: Dance, arts & crafts, financial literacy, first-aid workshop, self-defense workshop, communications workshop, and reading club
- For young adults: Dance, arts & crafts, entrepreneurship, first-aid workshop, self-defense workshop, design thinking workshop, and reading club
Price: 7,500 INR
Address: Orchids International School (Madhapur), Global Edge School (Kokapet), and Ganges Valley School (Nizampet)
Start date: 22 April 2019
Impossible Chefs Summer Camp 2019
This one is for your budding MasterChef! The Culinary Lounge is hosting a summer camp to help your children master different cuisines. It has partnered with giants such as Paradise, Concu, Almond House, and Simply South for this summer camp.
The cuisines offered are Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and Indian. Children may also opt for healthy, baking, and dairy summer camps. The registrations are currently open. Any child of age 9 and above can enroll.
Address: Plot No. 15, Bharani Layout, Narne Road, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Start date: 15 April 2019
Summer Learning Camp by Kites and Nine PinS
Kites and Nine PinS is a learning and activity space that aims at making learning interesting. It offers several enrichment programs such as Seriously Addictive Math and English Enrichment Program.
This summer, it is conducting an exciting summer learning camp for children of ages 4 and above. The activities are divided into different categories and offered even as long-term programs for the entire year.
Activities: Seriously Addictive Math, English Enrichment, SpeedLabs Guided Practice, chess, creative writing, public speaking, canvas painting, handwriting & calligraphy, handwork & weaving, clay modeling & pottery, papercraft, natural paint making, puppet making, baking, vocals, music, storytelling, and theater
Address: 4th Floor, Loukya Heights, Opp Prime Legend, Botanical Garden Road, Kondapur, Hyderabad – 500 084
Which summer camp are you going to select for your child?