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CAMPYAKABOO SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2014 FOR AGES 6-9 (EVENING WORKSHOPS)

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CAMP YAKABOO SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2014 FOR AGES 6-8 YEARS (MORNING SESSIONS)

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CAMP YAKABOO SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2014 FOR AGES 3-5 YEARS

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APRIL 21ST – 25TH 2014

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CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 9 AND ABOVE @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (EVENING SESSIONS)

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Flying Machine!!

Aeromodelling is one of the finest hobbies a child can develop. It is indeed an art to make various types of aircraft models that can actually fly!! Explore how and why objects can fly at this hand – on workshop, get familiar with the basic concepts behind the working of an aircraft. This workshop teaches them how to design, build and fly model aeroplanes. Campers will learn to build and fly a static model and three flying models.

Mentors:Trainers from AEROWORLD

Aero World is the Business Partner of Aero-Sports in Chennai. They promote short term and long term aero-modelling workshops in schools and colleges. Dilip Kadavill and PG Nandhakumar will be conducting these interactive classes, teaching kids how to make their own planes like the Chuck Glider, rubber powered airplane models, model rocketry and the simple glider.

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – April 28th  – May 2nd , 2014 || Time – 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3600 || Non Members – Rs. 3800

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Robofun!!

Do you want your child to learn science, technology, engineering & mathematics in a simple practical and fun filled manner with robots? Come, be a part of ROBOCAMP and learn the basic of robots. Figure out how a robot works and how to use various sensors using LEGO kits. Young scientists can have a good time learning how to assemble, program and test the robot kits – both as a team and as individuals

Mentors:Trainers from ASIMOV Robotics

Asimov Robotics provide interactive and informative training programmes and workshops for children. The Robotics workshop includes the history of Robotics, the laws of robotics, how to assemble a robot, programme a robot and make a solar robot. The sessions will be conducted by Muralidharan, who holds more than 15 years of experience in Automation and Control domain in various assignments in 12 countries

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – May 5th  – May 9th , 2014 || Time – 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2300 || Non Members – Rs. 2500

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Design and Development of Android Apps

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BUILDING YOUR OWN FUN MOBILE APP?

 Look No further!! Join us in our fun-filled journey to explore the exciting world of computer science through mobile computing. Get yourself equipped to brave the new world of modern computing – cloud, social and mobile.

Use technology to quickly create useful, functional and professional-looking apps using MIT App Inventor*. You will learn to develop doodle app, fortune-teller app, gaming app and much more.

Do you have an idea or concept for the next “killer app”? We will help you to create your own – all we need is your imagination!

MIT App Inventor (created by Google and maintained by MIT, USA) is a cloud-based development environment for creating original apps for Android smart phones and tablets.

Mentor: Bhuvana KA from ThinkDiff S’kool
  ThinkDiff S’kool is an initiative to provide opportunities for young minds to explore new advances in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in a positive environment that encourages them to see more… know more… question more… The sessions are conducted by Bhuvana, an alumnus of College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University. Her mission is to kindle the curiosity and imagination of our children in STEM fields and empower them to design and create.

 

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – May 12th  – May 16th , 2014 || Time – 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

 

 

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 9 AND ABOVE @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (MORNING SESSIONS)

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The Art of Public ‘SPEECH’ing

Public speaking consistently ranks as the #1 fear in the world-higher than death,ghosts or cockroaches! ‘Catch ‘ em Young’ is the song of the day,and young adulthood is the best time to nurture talent. With no inhibitions & limitless enthusiasm, they are ready to learn and excel.This practical, activity- oriented workshop is an introduction to the (art &science) of public speaking, with modules & exercises on

•Facing the Fear
•Impromptu Speaking
•Structure and essentials of a Speech
•Verbal & Non-verbal communication
•Voice & Volume, Emotions & Modulation
•Understanding Body Language & the Stage

Mentor:Bhavna Arya

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

“Magnetism & Its Works”

Experience the Magic & Wonders of Magnetism.Investigate the powers & daily uses of magnets. •Explore magnetic fields & learn about magnetism & electromagnetism through experiments that are fun filled & amazing. Gear up for mind boggling fun & crazy design challenges as we build metal detectors, work the Indian snake charmer trick, make our own magnets , build our own direction seeker, use magnetic power to move and design fun gadgets using electro-magnetism .All brought to you in our very own inimitable CurioKidz way….. Where we get your hands dirty & ‘‘your minds to be passionately curious’’.

Mentors:Nagalakshmi (Curio kidz)

CurioKidz is powered by a team of professionals, professors and domain experts who create activity based learning modules that facilitate learning through inquiry and exploration. At CurioKidz every child is equipped with an individual kit and encouraged to participate in the learning experience. The experiments are performed under safe conditions and close supervision with a student to trainer ratio of 1:10. Having worked with Science and children for several years now , CurioKidz is now a proud partner to Schools for Designing and Implementing Activity Based Learning Programs.

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – May 5th – May 9th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Aim, Click, Shoot!!

Explore and capture the world through camera. This workshop aims to turn every camera owner into a photographer. Photography not only helps beat boredom blues but also whets children’s creative appetite. Kids will learn the art and craft of still photography. They will be introduced to the tricks of capturing great images and refining them through digital imaging. Develop this into a hobby or turn this into a career.

Mentors:Sudharsanam

Sudharsanam is a fashion / underwater portrait photographer based in Chennai. A Bachelor of Commerce who got diverted to photography & pursued it by completing post-graduation in Visual Communication, from Loyola College. He has won the Best Photographer Award from Behance International Portfolio Reviews and the National Runner up with an Online Portrait Photography Contest.

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 12 – May 16th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Cook Up A Storm!!

More than just cupcakes, Its tarts, pies and shortbread bars this time, Of course wholesome tea time cakes as well, Chocolate ganache and homemade nutella from the scratch. Yummy sandwiches and Pita bread with interesting fillings, Boil pasta to perfection, and flavor them with sauces, Toss up a healthy salad with tangy dressings,
And last but not the least, Make quenching coolers to beat the summer heat. Do you have a budding master chef at home?? Grab your chef’s hat and apron and head over to Hippocampus for the coolest cooking workshop in town. A workshop that will enrich and equip the kids with the most essential life skill of all – COOKING.

Mentors:Anusha kaushik

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make, simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 19th – My 23rd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Write Away!!

A 5 – day CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JAYA NARAIN and BHAVNA ARYA using techniques and exercises that enhances your creativity and writing skills What happens to our words, images, phrases and ideas when we allow our brains to remain free ? Explore, Experience and enjoy the art of writing this summer. This workshop helps to develop their imagination, creative writing and thinking skills. Discover the joy in writing, and the confidence of authorship.

Mentors:Jaya Narain & Bhavna Arya

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 6-9 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (EVENING SESSIONS)

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Jungle Explorers

The ‘Jungle Explorers’ workshop will take the children on a exciting and educative theoretical and field experience of the jungle. Naturalist Shrilekha Venkateswarar, Founder of the Wild Walk, will teach children about biodiversity, habitat of animals and birds, jungle survival skills, and she will take children a field visit to Chennai River Restoration Trust! Children will also be given a work book to understand and take home all that they have learnt.

Mentors: Shrilekha Venkateswar

Shrilekha Venkateswar is the founder of the initiative cum organization called The Wild Walk which completely focuses on spreading wildlife literacy. The Wild Walk believes that for common people to get in to the mode of conservation, they need to know a lot about the jungle and The Wild Walk exactly intends to do the same.

Age group – 6-9 || Dates – May 19th – May 23rd, 2014 || Time – 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2400 || Non Members – Rs. 2600

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Wildlife Photography

The Wildlife Photography Workshop has been designed to teach children the basics of digital photography,camera handling, understanding the camera buttons, what makes a good photograph, composition & colour, close-up shots, capturing subjects from various angles & there will be a viewing & feedback of student photographs & much more hands on experience. The children will also learn the technical aspects in detail & will be given various assignments to work on.Children will be taken to the nearest wild park to get a hand on experience on wildlife photography and learn to be a wildlife photographer.

Mentors: Shrilekha Venkateswar

Age group – 6-9 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

 

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 6-8 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (MORNING SESSIONS)

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Growl & Prowl: Of Big Cats & their habitats!!

Are you ready to prowl on a big cat trail across India? Let’s lurk in Gir to discover the Asiatic Lions, hover over the Himalayas to meet Snow Leopards and then, trudge to the Sundarbans to say hello to the Bengal Tigers. Create a non-fiction book filled with facts, drawings & photographs about these cats, and learn some creative crafts featuring the wonderful cats of the sub-continent. Children’s author Praba Ram who has written three books on endangered animals will lead the session along with resource person Vandana.

Mentors:Praba Ram & Vandana Gobind

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – April 21 – April 25th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Super Space Aliens Adventure!!

Lets learn about flight planes & helicopters, get a promotion to rockets and satellites ,explore space, constellations & heavenly bodies on land and maybe just get lucky enough to find alien life!! Campers will discover new worlds,look for space aliens and explore the “final frontier”.Put your imagination into hyper drive, and explore a galaxy far,far away. Hop aboard and listen to stories about the wonder of space & evolution of life through the theme of aliens, with a hands on approach of experiments, model making & creativity!!

Mentors: Padma & Niveditha

Padma Nagarajan has been working with children and edutainment, across television theatre and workshops for over ten years. Her aim is always to pass on information in a pictoral , hands-on ,fun way . For this she employs games ,stories , day to day parallels and models . She loves working with children and learning from them .

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Water Wonders!!

Cool off this summer with a whole range of water based experiments- Learn about density. Viscosity, Surface Tension, water pressure & whole range of propertie of water in a way that’s super duper fun! Dip our toes into stories, myths & traditions all revolving around water.Explore the exciting medium of watercolours & create amazing works of art.

Mentors:The Science Factory & Vandana

The Science Factory is one of India’s first science enrichment programs for school kids, making science study a truly visual and participative experience. The Science Factory conducts workshops and partners with schools to offer hands-on, fun, scientific experiences designed especially for children between the ages of 4 to 11.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – May 5th – May 9th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Nautanki!!

Explore folktales through theatre .The focus this summer is on folklore,folk music and folk art. Kids will express themselves in Warli, Gond,Folk Singing, Music Instrument,Dance, Drama and Movement. The mime and Movement workshop will not only flex the body but will also help in wiring the brain and will stimulate your child into a thinking human being.

Mentors:Shakila & Andrea Jacob

Shakila Arun , Director , Programmes of Applause Theatric activities has been involved with theatre since 1991. She has performed in the capacity of actor in more than 30 plays.Shakila has directed many plays for children and is conducting workshops in corporates, educational institutions and other organizations.

Andrea Jacob,a fitness enthusiast, a dancer, choreographer and a creative movement instructor will share her global experiences with us at Hippocampus.

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – May 12th – May 23rd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3800 || Non Members – Rs. 4000

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Book a Trip Around the World!!

Have you read a picture book set in Mexico, cooked a Chinese salad,made pita bread with humus,or tried another fun activity that exposed you to life in another country? Take an imaginary trip around the world with books and explore different cultures through cooking and creating dishes from around the world. On this culinary journey, kids gain knowledge about different cultures while preparing global delicacies. With a focus on fresh, healthful ingredients, kids practice knife skills and explore various cooking methods as they cook their way through the exciting flavors of India,China, Italy, Middle East, & Mexico.

Mentors:Anusha & Vandana

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make, simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800