It's time for some fun activities for children this summer

Mysuru hosts various summer camps that give kids a welcome break from the routine

Summer is here, so are summer camps. Summer vacations are meant to be a welcome break for children from the routine of school classes and extra-curricular activities, to laze around, play with friends and cousins and get involved in all the activities they could not do during regular school days. The hectic job, for parents of finding the right summer camp for their wards that suits their budget and convenience, begins before the holidays. They start browsing through newspapers and make enquiries with friends. Mysuru hosts a variety of summer camps every year, including swimming, theatre, arts and sports, providing the much-needed platform for students to display their talent.

‘Chinnara Mela’
One of the popular summer camps in Mysuru is ‘Chinnara Mela’, organised by Rangayana, the theatre repertory. The month-long camp is held from April 10 to May 10 between 10 am and 5 pm at Rangayana. Children in the 7-14 age group can apply. As every year, artistes and experts will interact with students and provide necessary guidance. The applications will be available at Rangayana on April 3 at 10 am. The intake will be 300 students and the admission will be on first-cum-first-served basis.

Sports camps, especially cricket coaching, are a hit during the summer holidays. The Karnataka Institute of  Cricket, JK Grounds, will conduct the 5th annual camp for boys and girls starting March 26. Three sessions will be held every day, including one under floodlights, from 7 pm to 9 pm. The camp will conclude on May 15. Coaches from Australia and England will train the students.

‘Hari Pallava’
Similarly, Hari Vidyalaya CBSE School, Bogadi, will conduct a summer camp entitled Hari Pallava in athletics, speedball, kho kho and throwball for children aged between six and 18. With more than one event in many neighbourhoods, parents have their task cut out in finding the most useful camp, said Jyothi, a parent, who works for a private company.

According to her, a few constructive summer activities like classes for developing their hobbies or different sporting activities may be incorporated in the holiday plans. This must be done if children are not able to interact and spend time with grandparents and cousins. Children cherish the bonding with family members which can happen only during the vacation, she added.

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