Holidays are just around the corner and those of you who are not traveling this summer will probably be getting bored this summer and wasting precious time eating, sleeping and watching TV.
Although summer holidays are for mental and physical relaxation, it is also the perfect time to discover and hone new skills. So, this week we went around town gathering information as to where summer camps were being held for young children.
Summer camps do not only help you develop your skills out also make new friends. Don’t consider summer camps as boring because they are not, instead they are interesting and fun. You may have to strictly follow the timings but once you are there you won’t even know when time will fly. However, for those of you who are weak in a subject can always opt for coaching classes for improvement and regularly attend and be attentive.
Get up in front of your television screen and go register yourself in a course that you are interested in and have been waiting for a long time to do it, but of course your daily hectic school routine doesn’t give you a lot of breathing space.
A few summer camps for you to look out for are:
The Enchanted Garden is unique because it aims to empower children and offer them real life opportunities to become responsible members of the global community.
Pamela Ridge, Director of Enchanted Garden Center, said, “Summer School is an essential part of every child’s life. It is a place where children can continue to gain and express their knowledge, as well as develop and increase their self confidence.” The Enchanted Garden’s summer program presents opportunities for creative stimulation, intellectual exploration and physical challenge, both in English and Arabic, in a happy and progressive atmosphere. The camp provides a place for children to explore the world themselves and widen their horizons.
Our highly qualified and professional staff offers coeducational classes for boys aged between 3 to 9 years, and girls up to 12 years.
The program includes Qur’an, Arabic, mannerisms through dramatic play, physical fitness, dance, arts and crafts, story telling, puppet show, creative writing book club, and drama in English, and professional photography.
Jeddah Grammer School
Jeddah Grammar School is organizing not one but two programs under its wings – summer program and Ramadan program.
Faiza Aziz, Director of the camp, said, “The camp is for ten weeks; each week has been planned with new and creative ideas that will enable children to develop their skills in many different aspects, from social interactive sessions to learning about creatures of the deep.”
Aziz said it is different from other summer camps because each session will involve critical development of the children. She said the sessions will be so interesting that by the end of the camp the children will forget the basic meaning attached to boredom.
Aziz further said that educational programs for children above 10 years of age will enhance their personality and improve their perspective toward life.
The basic sessions offered will be related to enhancing motivation, learning, and concentration; how to deal with conflicts, frustration, anxiety and panic attacks during exams; how to deal with depression and stress; how to build positive self image and many others.
Grow to Glow
The summer school offers variety of programs for kids and their innovative way of learning and teaching is definitely very attractive for kids. The school has two groups: one for children aged between 3 to 6 years and the other for 7 to 12 years. The timings for the school are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Haneen said summer schools are very beneficial as it helps enhance the child’s ability to learn. She said they have a book club,workshops,swimming classes, art, craft, lab, kitchen, fashion for kids and spa for relaxation. “Our place is an ideal place for any children,”said Haneen.
The Kids Cafe Summer School provides kids with a relaxed, atmosphere and gives them an opportunity to express, explore, inspire. The camp has two groups – one for children aged 2 to 4 and the other for 5 and above.
General Manager Mohamed F S Awad said, “Summer school is very essential for kids,they must spend their time in a constructive way instead of sitting in front of TV and playstation. We pay complete attention to our kids and give our best service to divert their mind in many learning activities and physical games instead of screen games. Satisfaction of parents is proof our success.”
Aswad said do it yourself crafts are a great fun for all the kids, as it helps them create masterpieces. The kits are available at Kidzz Cafe.
“We opened seven years ago and now we have two branches running under the supervision of educated ladies,” said Aswad.