A summer camp is a supervised programme for children and/or teenagers conducted during the summer months. In the early years of the 20th century, these camps provided a chance for kids to escape the urban life and learn about the great outdoors.
These days, summer camps provide not so much an escape from modern life, but an opportunity for kids to pursue their special interests in subjects that are not given much focus in school. With the challenges of lockdowns and online learning in the past two years, this season’s camps will not just be a simple break for kids, but a time to reestablish connections with the outside world.
Please note that summer camps in Qatar vary in terms of focus and length. Many have specialised age groupings and limited slots to make sure that participants get maximum value for their time. More details about these camps are available from the organisers’ websites.
#IAMEVO Summer Camps
26 June to 11 August
Evolution Sports will be delivering the ever popular #IAMEVO Summer Camps, which this year is sponsored by The Body Shop Qatar. The camps are open to boys and girls aged four to 11 years. Organisers also offer 20% off to all teachers and school staff in Qatar and to any staff of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), QNB Stars League, and Qatar Football Association who wish to enrol their children into the sports camps.
Get more details at evosportsqatar.com.
Al Shaqab Summer Equestrian Education Program
11 June to 11 August
Includes a range of programmes suitable for all ages.
Children Summer Pony Ride: This activity is at the Longines Indoor Arena and is offered for children three to seven years old. The activity comprises eight riding lessons, twice a week for a duration of four weeks, 3 pm to 3:30 pm and 3:45 pm to 4:15 pm.
Classes are available in three groups:
- Group 1: Saturday and Tuesday
- Group 2: Sunday and Wednesday
- Group 3: Monday and Thursday
2022 Summer Activity: Offered to children six to 18 years old, lessons for all riding levels – learning or developing their riding skills in preparation for the new season. The activity comprises 12 riding lessons, three classes per week for a duration of four weeks, 3 pm to 6 pm.
Classes will be available in two groups:
- Group 1: Saturday / Monday / Wednesday
- Group 2: Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday
Please note that fees must be paid in full at registration. Get more details here.
Bedaya Summer Camp 2022
3 to 31 July
Bedaya Summer Camp, for kids 14 to 18 years old, aims to raise awareness on entrepreneurship through different workshops and multiple activities. Each participating student will receive a certificate for 30 volunteer hours. Participation fee is QAR200.
For more information and to register, visit bedaya.qa.
Education City Golf Club Play to Par Program
VCUarts Qatar Summer Art and Design High School Program
26 June to 21 July (with optional 4th week from 24 to 28 July)
The programme is specifically tailored to provide an overview of the academic degree courses offered by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), led by university alumni with post-graduate qualifications. During the programme, students will be able to design their individual schedules as per their needs and preferences.
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