It's time to forget books and exams

It's time to forget books and exams

Summer vacation

Boys at a practice session.DH PHOTOS

During the next 90 days or so, children will learn various skills that they could not during the term days at the various summer camps organised for them.

Painting, swimming, cricket, basketball, yoga and vedic chanting are among the skills that are being taught in the summer camps. An organisation is holding a special summer camp for disabled children. 
With a number of organisations holding summer camps, the children and their parents are in a dilemma as to which one to join. While some organisations are holding free camps, others are charging exorbitantly, which are out of reach of students from poor and middle class families. 

The Kanaka Basketball Club at Katharipalya in the city has been organising free summer camps for the past 11 years. The Chitrasrishti Varnakala Trust near the Doomlight Circle in the city had organised a 10-day summer camp in painting.

Line drawings, clay sculpting, creating art works in paper, making greeting cards and sand art are some of the skills that are being taught for children. The Vedavyasa Samskrita Pathashala of the Brahmana Sangha has organised the Vasantha Veda camp from April 15 to May 1, for boys aged between 10 and 20 years. Vedic mathematics and spoken Sanskrit courses will be part of the camp.

The Patanjali Yoga Peetha has organised a yoga camp from April 15. The Mahila Samaja School and the Patanjali Yoga Shikshana Samithi have also organised yoga, meditation and pranayama camps for children.

A summer swimming camp has been organised at S N Resort on the outskirts of the city, but the fees are said to be exorbitant.

The Jnanamandira M E Trust at Talagunda on the outskirts of the city has organised a summer camp from April 15 for specially abled children, especially those from rural areas.