Summer Camps to Educate and Entertain this ‘Summer in Qatar’
A series of summer camps offering entertainment and education in the form of sports, culture, and art are ready to take off this season as part of the Summer in Qatar programme. The camps, which include exciting activities for kids and the younger age group, are offered by public and private sector partners of Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC).
Sport and Active Camps
A range of camps offer sports and other activities to keep children moving this summer. QNTC, the Police Sports Federation of the Ministry of Interior and Qatar Foundation will offer a Summer Camp at Education City from 30 June until 25 July, where boys and girls between eight to 12 years old can enjoy various indoor sports and field trips to theme parks. Aspire Summer Camp for kids aged between six to 13 years will run from 7 to 31 July, allowing them to experience world-class sports facilities first-hand. Tomorrow’s Officers offers Qatari nationals aged eight to 12 years the opportunity to take advantage of police summer training provided by Qatar’s Police College between 29 June and 8 August. Children can register by phone through these numbers: 5522 7000 or 7785 8877.
Parents can ensure their children’s football talent is nurtured at the Paris Saint-Germain Academy’s five-day summer camp in West Bay, Al Waab and Al Wakrah. For boys and girls aged five to 16, these camps will run from 30 June until 8 August. Budding basketball players can learn from a pro, with LA Laker Lonzo Ball at the HBKU Basketball Camp from 18 to 20 July for those kids six to 17 years old.
Health is wealth this summer at the Diabetes Prevention Camp, hosted by the Qatar Diabetes Association from 31 July until 3 August. Those more interested in an a la carte menu of activities can enrol in the Education City Summer Membership Program, which provides access to their various recreational facilities.
Community, Culture and Learning Camps
Children and adults alike can also exercise their minds at several camps offering hands-on learning opportunities this Summer in Qatar. Fusion Camps will take place at different locations throughout summer, offering an array of activities in science, sport, and exploration. Community Summer Camp will run at the Recreation Centre of Education City between 16 June to 8 August.
Secondary school students can get an early start on their careers with Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) camp at Multaqa (formerly the HBKU student centre) from 30 June to 11 July. Qatar Petroleum will also offer a five-day summer camp from 7 July to 8 August, where school students can gain a better understanding of energy and sustainability.
Mukhayamna Summer Camps, in collaboration with Geek Express, BK Sports and Molecular Science are running at Awsaj Academy (23 June to 18 July), Qatar Academy in Al Wakra and Al Khor (7 to 18 July).
For more artistic endeavours, Qatar Museum offers Calligraphy Workshops, a Treasure Hunt and Saturday Colouring at the Museum of Islamic Art throughout summer, as well as art lessons and an Educational Summer Camp at Mathaf in the months of July and August.
Members of Qatar Museum’s Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family will be able to avail of discounts on various summer classes, and benefit from exclusive discounts on tourism products, outdoor events, mall activities, family entertainment, and discounts from gift shops at Qatar Museums.
Details are available online for registration to all summer camps under the Summer in Qatar programme. For more details, visit summerinqatar.qa.