Complete Guide to the Best Summer Camps and Activities For Kids 

There’s no doubt that summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the long sunny days, while eagerly awaiting those delicious mangoes. But it’s also when parents might feel a bit anxious seeing their children bouncing off the walls with boredom. Wondering how to keep your kid engaged during vacation? Well, the answer might lie in sending your child to a summer camp. The benefits of kids’ camps include building leadership skills, teaching valuable life lessons beyond the classroom, and much more. 

At these camps, children strengthen their social skills, gain resilience and become more independent. Unlike traditional overnight camps commonly known as sleep away camps, where children spend a few days or more away from home, there are day camps and summer activities offered to children in the city as well. These feature a wide range of activities such as arts, dancing, singing, computer programming, drama and sports. 

To help you navigate and select the ideal Hyderabad summer camp for your child, here’s our rundown of some of our top choices!

Summer Camp Fun at Kalpataru- This camp, organised by Kalpataru the Hobby Hut for Kids, is specially designed to strengthen their cognitive, physical and creative skills. All the activities here are organised by age group. Children from three to six years can choose from: dance; gymnastics; think right; story telling; art, craft and clay; modelling; shlokas; and games. Classes for children between the ages of six and nine can pick: gymnastics; dance; kalaripayattu (Kerala martial arts); chess; arts and crafts; shlokas; and readers theatre. For children from nine to fifteen years, the options are: contemporary dance; kalaripayattu; chess; shlokas; theatre; pottery; and candle making. 
In addition, the camp also conducts ballet workshops for children from three and a half years and above, Scrabble workshops for seven years and above, creative coding for eight to eleven years, and calligraphy for eight years and above. 

Dates: Until May 11
Timings: 10:00 am–12:30 pm (Monday to Friday)
Venue: Saptaparni, Banjara Hills 
Contact: 9000581919

Colourful Summers at Color Me Mine- The summer classes organised by the Color Me Mine pottery painting studio primarily focus on teaching children art and craft techniques. The activities taught here cater to children from four years and above. In this workshop, children are taught painting techniques like cool specs, stencils, surface texture, bubble art, animal prints, sponging, dimensional paints and paint pens, thumb prints. Students will also have an opportunity to create beautiful objects using unique products such as shaving cream.
This programme offers three-day summer workshop for ceramic painting, in which both children and adults learn how to paint using ceramic pieces such as plates, bowl and mugs, which they can take home after glazing and firing the final product. In the six-day workshop, students will learn canvas painting along with ceramic painting. Each class is for two to three hours, and students will learn six to eight painting techniques. Although the classes begin on April 8, students can enrol for the three-day or six-day workshops anytime until June 1.  

Dates: Through June 1
Time: Weekdays11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Weekends 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Color Me Mine Studio, City Center Mall, Banjara Hills
Contact: 040 48531828

Kids and Teens Personality Plus at Panache-  This personality development workshop is organised by Panache The Finishing School, a training organisation that offers exclusive programmes catering to the needs of professionals, entrepreneurs, housewives and students. The Kids and Teens Personality Plus summer course is designed to enhance essential overall development skills. Unlike the routine extra circular activities taught during summer, this course emphasises confidence-building, personality development, public speaking skills, body language, time management, handling peer pressure, strengthening communication skills, grooming, family values, dining etiquette and more. These classes cater to children between the ages of seven to fifteen years. Students can enrol in fresh batches every week until June 8. 

Date: Through June 8 
Time: 11:00 am –1:00 pm
Venue: Panache Finishing School, Karpamla House, Banjara Hills
Contact: 040 66733451

Dash and Dot Robots Summer Camp- Is your kid fascinated with robots? Then do check out the Dash and Dot Robots Summer programme. Here children will experience a unique and fun way of programming robots. By working with robots Dash and Dot, students learn how to program a robot through hands-on training. The robots help students to enhance their problem-solving abilities and creativity, as they command the robots to manoeuvre efficiently. Through this workshop, students will develop essential skills such as communication and digital literacy. They will also be able to work efficiently by collaborating with other students. The various subjects taught here are computational thinking, in which children will learn how to program robots’ actions and reactions using a visual drag-and-drop coding tool known as Blockly. Youngsters will also learn concepts like geometry, number line, distance, etc. Another interesting aspect of this workshop is that kids will cultivate design thinking skills by building add-ons using Lego blocks. This programme teaches children scientific methods to mimic behaviour in the natural world. This summer session is for children between the ages of six and ten. 

Dates: May 21 to June 1
Timings: Monday to Friday, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
Venue: Kydz Hangout – Imagine, Learn, Play & Party, Banjara Hills
Contact: 9573357142

Musical Camp-  This summer, start your child’s musical journey with the musical camp at Kydz hangout. These fun classes are designed for children who are interested in learning piano and guitar. In these creative and engaging sessions, students will learn to read music and play chords. Children will be given an introduction to guitar and musical theory, along with introduction to piano and musical theory. This summer session is for children five years and above. The guitar classes are divided into two batches and there will be one class for piano. 

Dates: May 7 to May 25 
Guitar, Batch 1: 9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Guitar, Batch 2: 10:00 am – 11:00 am 
Piano: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Venue: Kydz Hangout – Imagine, Learn, Play & Party, Banjara Hills
Contact: 9573357142

Fashion Design Camp-  Children can get creative this summer and make beautiful outfits by playing with colours and fabrics at this fashion design camp. This workshop has been organised by expert fashion designer Suman Manney, a proud alumni of the Parsons School of Design in New York. Students will be exposed to a wide range of activities such as styling and saree draping, basic stitching and garment design, from scratch to finish. Children will also learn the evolution of fashion and the principles of design. This summer workshop is for children between the ages of 8 to 15 years, and also includes various workshop visits. 

Dates: April 23 to May 18
Timings: Monday to Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00pm 
Venue: Kydz Hangout – Imagine, Learn, Play & Party, Banjara Hills
Contact: 9573357142

Learning by Questioning-  This interactive summer workshop is organised by Sciensation, and is designed for students to enrich their academic performance. In this workshop, children will develop communication skills, creative thinking and writing skills. Students will learn 30different ways of asking questions, Socratic question classification for logical thinking, Guszak question classification for reading comprehension, Schreiber question classification for perspectives/social context, Blooms question classification for conceptual understanding. During the entire summer programme, kids will also create 20-25 questions on their own. The module also includes interesting passages about Socrates, Richard Feynman and Steve Jobs. They will cultivate an understanding of higher order text by asking questions. This five-day programme is for three hours per day. Students between the age group of 5 to 18 years are eligible to apply. The summer workshop will also be conducting a competition at the end of the session and the winners will compete with college students. 

Dates: April 9 to June 2
Last date to register: April 30
Timings: 9:30 am– 6:30 pm
Venue: Young CEOs Camp, Road No 11, Banjara Hills 
For details, visit: www.sciensation.tv
Contact: hello@sciensation.tv

Summer Theatre for Children- This summer program is specially catered towards children who are passionate about theatre. It is a 15-day workshop conducted by Samahaara at Kites and Ninepins. During the first week, students will be taught the basic concepts of theatre and acting through fun games and theatre exercises. In the second week, they will start rehearsing for a short play that is approximately about 30 minutes, after which participants will spend time fine tuning the play and getting ready for the performance. Children between 8-13 years are welcome to enrol in this course, which is divided into two batches. 

Batch 1: April 23 to May 11 
Morning: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Afternoon: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Batch 2: May 14 to June 1
Morning: 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Afternoon: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
Venue: Kites and Ninepins, Kondapur 
Contact: 9573899766

Creative Monsters 2-  The summer camp Creative Monsters 2 will be organised by PlanetKidz, for children between the ages of 5 and 14. In these interactive sessions, students will receive individual attention in a family-like atmosphere. The various activities taught here include zumba, mandala painting, pottery and clay modelling, live painting, sandwich making with a chef, recycle craft, quilling and ice cream making. 

Date:  April 30 to May 19
Timings: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm 
Venue: PlanetKidz, Barkatpura
Contact: 8179109623

Natural Handmade Soap Making Workshop- Have you ever wondered about the process that goes into natural handmade soaps? If so, check out this natural handmade soap making workshop, which will be organised by Prashila. Students will be taught how to infuse oils, how to make soaps with fresh purees and essential oils, formulating your own soap making recipes, and about various additives and colorants used in soap making. After classes, students will be allowed to take home the soaps that they make. They will also be given the recipes and supplier contacts. Depending on the students’ convenience, they can opt for an online or classroom course. 

Venue: ArborKasyapa Nilayam, Manikonda

Ice cream making workshop-  This summer, learn how to make ice cream and surprise your family with a delicious treat. This workshop will be conducted by Prashila for students 15 years and above. Students will learn the process of making ice cream and kulfi in mouth-watering flavours such as kesar pista, mava, Oreo, kevda, paan, mango and brownie. They will also be able to make a variety of ice cream flavours such as cookies & mint, paan, tender coconut, pineapple, strawberry, sitaphal, chilly milly, water melon, choco brownie, butterscotch, raj bhog, mix fruit yogurt, falooda, badam, kesar pista, kaju draksha, ice cream sandwich, gulkand, honey & fig and chikoo.

Venue: ArborKasyapa Nilayam, Manikonda


STEM Science Summer Camp-  The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workshop is organised by ScienceUtsav, a creative programme where in the children learn the concepts of science in a fun-filled environment. The aim of this organisation is to develop children’s imagination and inquisitiveness by making them fully understand science concepts and how to apply them in the real world. Educating kids about STEM is very essential as it will prepare them for life regardless of what career they choose to pursue. In this workshop, kids are introduced to electronics, and will be able to build their own circuit, a burglar alarm, a water level detector, a buzzing alarm with LED flashing and a metal detector. They will also be introduced to software known as Robo guru, which will help them to move robots by giving instructions. 

Venue: STEM kids Preschool, Tolichowki
Contact: Mr. Yonus (9550660485)
Kydz Hangout, Banjara Hills
Contact: Swathi (9573357142)

Acrylic Painting Programme-  This summer workshop is organised by the Global Art Academy to stimulate kids’ artistic potential and help them develop creative thinking. The programme also helps youngsters develop their colouring and drawing skills, strengthen concentration and observation skills and instil greater self-confidence. The modules taught here include grid drawing, colour study, canvas painting, semi-abstract painting, print transfer (tracing), painting strokes, tones and contrast, and many other interesting painting concepts and techniques. Children 10 and older can enrol in this programme. 
Apart from the acrylic painting programme, the Global Art Academy offers other educational classes and extra circular activities this summer. These include handwriting, English phonics, music (keyboard, guitar, vocal, tabla, flute), storytelling, abacus, vedic math, rubik’s cube, languages (Spanish, French), slokas, active math (brain gym).  Children between the ages of 4 and 15 can enrol. 

Dates: April 25– May 25
Timings: 9:00 am – 11:00am; 11:00 am – 1:00pm; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Global Art, an international art programme, Jubilee Hills 
Contact: 9494441116

Chilling Summers in Wonderland-  Chilling Summers in Wonderland is a fun summer class organised by Olivers, an early learning centre for young kids. The programme helps them progress emotionally, intellectually and socially in all areas of life. Here, young children will learn to express their ideas and comprehend them as well. The summer workshop is for children 1 - 6 years old. Activities taught here are cooking and baking, storytelling, swimming, skating, Indian dance, arts &crafts, and football. Through this fun workshop, children will make new friends while enjoying some great outdoor fun and water games.  

Venue: Olivers Early Learning Center, Jubilee Hills 
Contact: 9133738855

Yoga Classes at Kydz Hangout-  Thinking of introducing your child to yoga? Then do check out the yoga classes organised by Kydz Hangout this summer. Yoga is one of the healthiest exercises for both adults and children. Some of the  advantages of yoga for children are it helps them develop body awareness, enhances flexibility, builds concentration, is an excellent stress buster and boosts self-esteem and confidence. Activities taught at the yoga class are smarana yoga, A to Z Asanas, pranayama and activated suryanamaskaras. At the end of the session, students will be given a certificate. 

Date: April 30 to June 1
Last date to register: May 20
Timing: 9:00 am – 10:00 am 
Venue: Kydz Hangout – Imagine, Learn, Play & Party, Banjara Hills
Contact: 9573357142

-    Akhila Kakarala

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