Jamshedpur, May 7: As mercury goes soaring, summer camps are spreading all over the City. With each passing year, the number of camps is increasing, as is the number of children attending them.
Ranging between five days to one month, these camps present an array of activities to entertain, and educate children. From schools, colleges to educational institutes are all engaged hosting number of camps to woo children.
“Summer is the best time for children to take time off from the regular chore of going to school and getting down to the curriculum.
Summer camps also provide welcome relief to working parents as they keep their child occupied for a part of the day,” said Priyanka Agrawal, one of the city-based summer camps organisers Little Flower School is organizing summer camp May 7 to 14.
Events like Volleyball, Handball, Basketball Badminton, Athletics, Taekwondo will be held. On the other hand parents too expect these summer camps to be educational, while children just want to relax and have fun, ays Alka Agiwal which conducted summer camps in Jugslaia, until two years ago.
“We realised that even though parents wanted us to extend classroom education to the camps, we avoided it because we knew that children only wanted to relax and interact with other children,” she says.
On the other hand Kidzee is also organising a week-long summer camp for children. A senior functionary said that during the week-long camp children would be taught basics of computers, how to make best out of waste, tattoo drawing, moral science. Moreover they would get oppourtunity to participate in several contests like quiz, fancy dress etc and a trip to local industries.
The summer camps are mostly being conducted by cultural associations, sports associations and dance schools among others in the. raining in sports and games, swimming, painting and other crafts, different forms of classical and modern dances and music are being taught in the summer camps.
“I always wanted to learn the nuances of break dance and I am happy to note that city is hosting a camp for dancers. I am really excited and looking forward to fulfill my cherished dream soon in summer camp,” said Diksha Tripathy, a student of DBMS English School.