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CAMP YAKABOO SCHEDULE FOR AGES 9-12 @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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Date:April 27th – 1st May 2015

Public Speaking 27th april - 1st may

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Date:4th May – 8th May

Curiokidz may 4th -8th

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Date:11th May – 15th May

Scolympic  Workshop May 11 - 15

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Date:18th May – 22nd May

Creative writing 18th may 22nd may

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Date:May 25th – 29th May

May 24th - 29th cooking (Age - 9-12)

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CAMP YAKABOO SCHEDULE FOR AGES 3 – 8 @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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Date:27th April – 1st May
Science Factoty 27th april to 1st may

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Date:4th May – 15th MayDrama Foodies

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Date:18th May  – 22nd May

Jeeva Workshop 18th may to 22nd may

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Date:25th May  – 29th May

Heros and monster 3-5

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Date:25th May  – 29th May

May 25th to 29th (ges 6- 8) heroes and monsters

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 6-8 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

WINTER WORKSHOPS AT HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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BRR- ILLIANT WINTER WITH HOO !!

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Did you know that animals grow their own winter coats?? Would you like to know what happens to trees in winter? There may not be snow on the ground but that won’t stop us from learning and having fun with Snow.
Join us for some seasonal stories, make special crafts and enjoy holiday treats with Hoo !!

Mentor:Vandana/ Ages: 3-5/Mem:Rs.2471/Non Members:Rs.2696

HOO-RAY FOR WINTER !!

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Fun with Science !
Put on your Sci – Q and journey into Ice Age with Maddy, Diego and Sid. Build Dino Alarms,raise an army of Beetle probers,and learn all about simple circuits.
Cook it Up !!
Is your menu all set for the Christmas party ??
Are you planning a sleepover with your friends these holidays ? Look no further..
Come along and make some Corn canapes, Chocolate walnut Rocks, Chips ‘n’ Dips, Pizza Crackers and Christmas Cookies.
Read With Hoo !!
Get into the spirit of the holiday season ! let’s ring in the New Year with some warm and cozy stories about snowmen,crafts featuring hibernating bears, word puzzles, games & more. Join us for a jolly good Winter Workshop and have a Icy cool time.
Mentors : Curiokidz, Anusha & Praba Ram
For Ages : 6-8
Members: Rs. 2809
Non Members: Rs.3033

ROLL WITH HOO !!

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Make Art Come Alive ! Enter the magical world of animation and turn your ideas into reality. Participants will get to be Writers, Special effect Technicians and

Directors of their own films.They will put together story idea, create

elements for their film and shoot the animation.Create your very own

short-stop motion animations with Sandhya Prabhat .

Mentors: Sandhya Prabhat/Ages: 8-12/Mem:Rs. 2809/Non members:R s.3033

THIS WEEKEND @HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI- 14TH SEP ,2013

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Happy Birthday H.A. Rey !!

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Date: Sat 14th Sep||Ages: 3-6 ||Time: 11.00 am

Hurray, it’s time for a Sing-along Storytime this Saturday !
The creator of the world famous mischievous monkey, Curious George, was born on September 16th.
Celebrate his birthday reading stories about the curious chimp while going bananas singing along with Praba Ram and making a yummy banana yogurt
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DAHLicious Time @ Hippo !!
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Date: Sat 14th Sep||Ages: 7 & above ||Time: 11.00 am
Did you ever hear of eating mice with rice , mudburgers or perhaps a jellied gnat ??Roald Dahl, one of the very bestest children’s writers had an inexhaustible supply of quirky quips and naughty tricks.

Come along and have loads of fun with Anusha, who is going to whip up some tasty treats to make it a delicious “DAHLicious” Saturday!!

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 16TH JUNE 2013

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DADDY’S DAY OUT !!

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Sunday, 16th June @ 11.00 am 
Ages 5 & above

Father’s day is a celebration honoring father’s and celebrating fatherhood. Let Dad know how special he is by preparing something special this Father’s day!!

Kid’s and Dad’s together will create a mouth watering brunch with a friendly guidance from Anusha – our cookery expert .

Please Note:

We will be taking in only 20 father and child participants. Please call 42116417 and register for the event. Registration closes on Friday 14th June 2013.