With the arrival of summer, Qatar Foundation (QF) has lined up an array of family-friendly, community-focused activities that offer something for everyone to enjoy over the coming months – from sport and fitness classes to cookery, camps, competitions, and concerts.
Through their collaboration with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), QF is providing summer activities at Education City that cater for all tastes, interests, and audiences, giving adults and children alike the chance to stay entertained and active over the summer season.
QF Summer Programme
The QF summer programme reflects the diversity, vibrancy, and inclusivity of its Education City environment, where facilities and spaces are open for the local community and visitors to the country to discover – for relaxation, physical activity, learning, and social interaction.
Community Summer Camp (16 June to 8 August)
An academic enrichment programme for children in two age groups – four to six years old and seven to 12 years old. The range of activities organised by QF Community Development are open for the public to explore and enjoy at these venues – QF Recreation Center, Education City Clubhouse, the Awsaj Multi-Purpose Court and Swimming Pool, and Multaqa (formerly the Education City Student Center).
Mukhayamna Summer Camp 2019 (23 June to 18 July) The QF Pre-University Education will be holding its Mukhayamna Summer Camp 2019 at Awsaj Academy, Qatar Academy Al Khor, and Qatar Academy Al Wakra. The camp is open to children three to 14 years old and aims to promote character-building qualities while allowing students to explore their talents and sharpen their skills, through a series of STEM programmes and recreational activities.
Sport and Fitness Summer sport and fitness opportunities at QF include the Education City Summer Swimming Camp and Family Fun Time swimming sessions; tennis, squash, volleyball, basketball, and badminton activities; aqua yoga sessions; men’s and women’s table tennis, billiards, and bowling tournaments; and a snooker and darts competition. Personal training sessions will give people the chance to stay in shape over the summer; zumba classes are also available for ladies.
Family Cooking Class / Art Classes A family cooking class will help children and parents improve their diet and understand the influence of food on their lives, while those looking to exercise their creativity can participate in experimental art and fabric-painting classes. Another activity – ‘Be A Birdwatcher’ – provides the chance for participants to get closer to nature. Younger members of the community can also join the PS4 gaming tournament, or attend a course where they will learn how to build their own robot.
Summer of Learning (2 – 5 July) The ‘Summer of Learning’ which will be hosted at the Education City Clubhouse, is an interactive programme offering a variety of experiments and activities on science and technology.
QCDC Career Academy (30 June to 11 July) Multaqa will also host the first edition of ‘Career Academy’ organised by Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC), where high school students will get the chance to take an educational journey that will help them set their sights on their future career.
- VCUarts Qatar Summer Art and Design Program
- Oxygen Park Ladies Only evenings every Monday, 6 pm to 10 pm, from 17 June
- Movie Nights in collaboration with Doha Film Institute, every Thursday, 7 pm to 9 pm, from 20 June (open to all)
- Philharmonic At The Library: Music For The Kings at the Qatar National Library, 21 June
- Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto at the Katara Opera House, 22 June
According to Mohammed Fakhroo, Executive Director of Outreach and Institutional Advancement at QF, the diverse and exciting range of activities they have organised over the summer months demonstrates their commitment to be at the heart of community life in Qatar.
Whether you are looking to play sport, keep fit, learn a new skill, have fun as a family, or simply want to explore Education City, the QF summer programme offers something for everyone. Through the activities we have arranged over the coming months, we are looking forward to bringing people of all ages and nationalities together to participate, interact, and spend part of their summer with us, and we are delighted to be collaborating with QNTC to support and promote the vibrancy of Qatar.’
Education City Summer Membership Program
The Education City Summer Membership Program is a special offer to make sure that the community make the most of all QF facilities and activities over the summer months. Membership packages are available for individuals, couples, and families. More details can be found here: www.qf.org.qa/ECSummerMembership.
For more information about the QF summer activities and to browse through everything that is on offer at Education City over the coming months, visit their website at qf.org.qa/community/summer.