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May, you have fun

Summer holidays are just round the corner. More than 5,000 schools in the Capital will close by the middle of May making way for a month-and-a-half-long holiday.

delhi Updated: May 05, 2010 00:50 IST
Chokpa Bhutia

Summer holidays are just round the corner. More than 5,000 schools in the Capital will close by the middle of May making way for a month-and-a-half-long holiday.

Delhi’s almost 35 lakh school students are full of excitement as they wait with baited breath the arrival of their most awaited period of the year.

Many have planned to spend the spare time constructively... in summer camps.

Hundreds of activity centres have sprouted in the city, offering a myriad of choices to young students, leaving many groping for the best deal and others confused. So, starting today, HT will showcase a number of interesting summer camps you can be part of.

Happy holidays!


Theatre
If you think you can act and want to hone your skill, it won’t be a bad idea to join a theatre workshop. The one organised by National School of Drama also focuses on improving interpersonal and communication skills. There are many other camps you can enroll in:
n National School of Drama
When: May 20–June 19
Charges: Rs 500
Age Group: 8-16
Contact: 011-23389402

Sri Ram Centre of Arts
When: May 24-June 26
Charges: Rs 2,000
Age Group: 7-14 years
Contact: 011-23714307

MUSIC
If you are a quintessential music buff and want to play a musical instrument, then summer is the right time for you to get started. Be it violin, piano, casio or guitar, join a camp that helps you learn music.
Musicology
When: May
Charges: Rs 3,500
Age group: 5 and above
Contact: 098110958203

YMCA School of Music
When: At the start of every month
Age group: 6 and above
Charges: Rs 3,000 for three months
Contact: 011-43644011

Dance
This summer, groove to your favourite Bollywood numbers. Join a dance class. It will help you have fun and exercise at the same time. There are several good ‘dance camp’ options in Delhi to choose from.
Shiamak Davar Institute Of performing Arts
When: May 8
Charges: Rs 3,700
Age group: 4 and above
Contact: 011- 26296590

PAIPA
When: May 10
Charges-2500 Rs
Age group: 5 and above
Contact- 9540101666

Creative writing
If you think you have a way with words and have the ambition of becoming a writer, use your vacation to discover and express your voice as a writer. You'll learn different aspects of writing and may even find a path to self-expression, observation, clear thinking — so necessary to write poetry or short stories.
British Council
When: May 26
Age group–7-12 years
Charges: Rs 800
(Only members can apply)