After the month-long examinations, the much awaited summer holidays have finally arrived. However, the definition of summer vacation seems to vary among children.

Trying to provide a stress-free break, parents are now occupied tracking summer camps to help engage their children productively for a few hours during holidays. Some feel that vacation is meant to rejuvenate and revive old hobbies while others plan to visit their hometown and catch up with cousins and friends. To suit your tailor-made needs, the city has come alive with a host of summer camps.

From dancing sessions to cultural programmes, western music to hip-hop and art and craft workshop to story sessions, one can get to see endless options to choose. However, identifying what the child likes and giving her an exposure to discover her passion play an imperative role, suggests T. Aruna, a parent.

If packing the luggage, making new friends and discovering heritage and culture excite you, ISKCON offers an eight-day camp for the children aged between 9 and 16 years. “It’s an opportunity for the kids to stay with us, get the taste of healthy diet, and understand the concepts of time management, spiritual activities like bhajans, puja and drama and develop moral values,” explained Mataji Nitaisevini of ISKCON. The camp will be held from May 5 to May 12 and details for registration can be had on 9441792704.

Similarly, Chinmaya Mission is conducting theme based camp ‘Balavihar’ from May 5. Veda parayanam, indoor games, quiz competitions, performing Saraswathi puja and a host of inter competitions will be part of the free summer camp for both juniors and seniors. Details can be had on 2755151.

A 15-day free coaching with milk and breakfast will be on the offer for the students of Vivekananda Educational Institutions where they can learn recital of slokas, Bhagawad Gita as well as learning moral education and grammar.

Classical dance, cursive handwriting, art and craft classes, moral stories will be part of the month long camp at Chaitanya Unique School (Akkayapalem) which would begin from May1. One can contact 9246674232 for registration.

Divine Touch Play School entertains the children aged between 3 and 6 with crafts work, puppet show and simple learning modules from May 2.

Art and craft courses, loads of music, spell-o-fun, and math-o-fun and splash pool will be part of the camp at Jain Heritage School.

With the theme of summer splash, Power Kids Preschool unfurls creative classes on zumba dance, yoga, rhymes and narrating fairy tales.

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