It’s nearly the Easter break and this last half-term has flown by!  With two weeks off and the weather heating up, you may be wondering just how many times you can head to the pool. We’ve put together a fab list of camps running this Spring break, so the kids can learn new skills, develop an existing hobby and make some new friends. Plus, don’t us mums deserve the odd day off as well?!  We’ve spoken to all partners who are adhering to strict Covid measures including social distancing and sanitisation efforts to ensure your children are in the safest of hands.

Canon Juniors Academy

Are you ready to become the next Canon storyteller?  This easter break, Canon Juniors Academy is running a camp for all the young storytellers around Dubai. Each student will be armed with their very own Canon 4000D camera, a portfolio to put all their work in and a creative mind to take the best possible photos. Join the team as they explore storytelling and take young budding photographers through the fundamentals of photography including shutter speed, aperture, ISO and much more. The camp is taking place at GEMS Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha and spaces are limited so book quickly.

Date & Time: The camp runs from the 28th March – 1st April, from 9am – 12pm.

Age: Suitable for children aged 6-16 years.

Price: Prices start from AED 800 for the week.

Book: For more details, please call 058 171 6339, email nick@nickarundelproductions.com or visit www.nickarundelproductions.com. You can also book online directly by clicking here.

CodeBrave Tutors: Online coding camps with social impact

Want your children to learn the language of the future while having fun and supporting a child from a disadvantaged background in Lebanon this Easter break? CodeBrave Tutors is offering 5-day online coding camps to get your children started on inventing the extraordinary! From Scratch and Arduino to JavaScript and Python, we have something for every child. Choose between 9 different courses for children aged 6 to 14 including our most popular courses: Game Developer, Junior Coder, and Intro to Python. With just 60 minutes a day, expect your children to learn the basics of coding, create a cool retro game that they can play with their friends or build their own app or website by the end of the camp!

Every session that you purchase will also fund a session for a child that cannot pay in Lebanon. Read more about CodeBrave Tutors’ social impact here.

Date & Time: The online coding camps run from Monday – Fridays during the Easter break and exact times can be found here

Age: Suitable for children aged 6-14 years.

Price: Prices start from AED 760 for a 5 day camp, but get AED 250 off if you sign up for 2 weeks.

Book: Book a camp here or book a 15-min consultation call here with Clem Brown, CodeBrave Tutors’ co-founder, to make sure you choose the best camp for your child.  For more details, please email clem@codebrave.org.

Life’s a stage at DPA

If your kids dream of life on the stage, then this is a fab opportunity to get them involved with one of the top performing arts schools in the region.  Join Lisa Scott-Lee and her fab team of coaches at DPA, as this Easter they explore Wonderland with Alice and the Mad Hatter in Week 1 before turning to all things chocolatey in week 2 with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Open to boys and girls aged 6-12 years, the workshop takes place at Dubai British School, Jumeriah Park.

Date & Time: Alice’s Tea Party Musical Theatre Workshop runs from 28th March – 1st April, daily from 9am – 2pm and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory runs from 4th – 8th April, again from 9am – 2pm.

Age: Suitable for children aged 6-12 years.

Price: Sign up for the whole week for AED 850+ VAT per child.

Book: For more information, please call 056 173 7545 or email info@dubaiperformingarts.com.

Explore and Invent at woo-hoo!

woo-hoo!’s half term camp has been exclusively designed by keeping their learning objectives in mind – move, connect, explore, examine, imagine. Your little ones will be provided opportunities to explore different styles of art through hands-on and verbal learning at the state-of-the-art children’s museum in Al Quoz.  In week 1, the children become explorers, participating in different challenges and activities that will build their communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills. In week 2, the children become inventors with opportunities to collaborate and explore STEAM concepts through fun, hands-on challenges designed to build confidence, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills.

Date & Time: The woo-hoo! camp runs on weekdays from the 28th March – 8th April, from 8.30am – 1pm.

Age: Suitable for children aged 4-8 years.

Price: Prices start from AED 210 per child per day or AED 890 for a week or AED 1,500 for the full 10 days. Siblings get a discounted rate and lunch is charged at AED 150 per week or AED 35 per day.

Book: For more details, please call 800 WOO HOO, email hello@woo-hoo.ae or visit www.woo-hoo.ae.

Spring Holiday Gymnastics!

Absolute Gymnastics is a leading home-grown gymnastics academy specialising in artistic gymnastics with elements of display, sports-acro and rhythmic gymnastics for children aged 3 years and above. The fully qualified and professional coaches are committed to helping young people to learn gymnastics skills and support the growth of their social and mental skills. Supporting progression from beginner to advanced level, enjoyment is a top priority within the programme, allowing the gymnasts to learn by having lots of fun! This Spring break, camp will be held at GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail (Dubai Hills) and GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis.

Date & Time: The Absolute Gymnastics camp runs on weekdays from the 28th March – 8th April, from 9am – 1pm.

Age: Suitable for children aged 3+ years.

Price: Prices start from AED 157.50 per child per day or AED 577.50 for a week and children should bring their own lunch.

Book: For more details, please call 050 117 8227, email gymnastics@absolutesportsuae.com or visit https://absolutegymnasticsuae.com/.

Spring camp at thejamjar

Thejamjar art camps are designed to allow children to explore their creativity and express themselves freely while creating a unique, fun-filled and memorable experience. This Easter break brings the return of the much-loved camps for children, aged 4 – 10 years which is a one-hour creative activity per day exploring various colours, shapes, textures, mediums and techniques. The children’s Spring Camp will be available for 10 days with three different timeslots per day in order to allow for more flexibility for families during the holidays and ensure social distancing measures. Sessions can be booked per day or for a full week and will include an exploration of a variety of art techniques and mediums on canvas.

Date & Time: Thejamjar camp operates 3 one-hour sessions a day, from 10.30am-11.30am, 1pm-2pm or 3pm-4pm.

Age: Suitable for children aged 4-10 years.

Price: AED 131.25 per hour session.

Book: For more information and to book, please call 04 341 7303, email booking@thejamjardubai.com or visit https://www.thejamjardubai.com/springcamp.

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