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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

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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

SCIENCE WORKSHOP BY CURIOKIDZ @ HIPPOCAMPUS – CHENNAI 27TH JULY 2013

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Science Workshop at Hippocampus

Every Saturday July 27th – Sep 14th’ 2013 .

                                                              DATE: 27TH JULY 2013 (8 Sessions)
TIME:3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
 AGE: 8 – 11
Fees : Rs.4900 (Members)
          Rs.5150(Non – Members)
Call 9444049175 /42116417 to register

CAMP YAKABOO 2013- SUMMER CAMPS FOR ABOVE 8-12 YEARS @HIPPOCAMPUS- CHENNAI

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THE SUGAR RUSH EXPRESS

Twirly- pink candies and chewy- choco chips sprinkled over fluffy yellow cupcakes! Mmmmm, sounds delicious doesn’t it? Well, this Summer we give you the chance to become our top chef. Hop aboard the Sugar Rush Express and learn to bake along with Anusha. Whip, mix, stir, smash and measure your way to a drool-worthy treat!

Mentor: 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 – 8-12 || Dates – April 15th – April 19th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

THE SILVER TONGUE

Great Leaders were born from great speakers. Come learn how to develop your oratory skills with Sandhya Ruban from Eloquens. Be loud, be proud and muster up the courage to speak in front of an audience. Enhance your English speaking skills, fluency, accuracy and confidence along with us!

Mentor: Sandhya Ruban, Eloquens

Sandhya Ruban is the creative head of Eloquens, a platform that offers customized workshops for children – focusing on developing speech, inter-personal communication and social skills. She is a part of the World Storytelling Institute and loves storytelling as well.

Age group – 8-12 || Dates – April 22 – April 26th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2500 || Non Members – Rs. 2700

GET ANIMATED!

What do Finding Nemo, Tangled, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda have in common? Well, they are all animated movies! If you love animation and art and want to know more about it, then come over this summer and learn something new with Sandhya Prabhat. Watch as she helps make you your own stop-motion movie. What’s more! You get your own copy too!

Mentors: Sandhya Prabhat & Chaaya

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent illustrator and animator based in Chennai. She was one of the animators for ‘The Diary of Amos Lee’ TV Series that aired in the MediaCorp Okto Channel in Singapore. Over the last couple of years, she has worked on projects based in India, Singapore, Switzerland and the U. S. A. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Animation and Digital Arts

Chaaya is currently in the second year of the Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Chaaya is a cartoonist, artist and animator. She was invited by The Indian Express newspaper to run her cartoon strip, “Susie”, when she was around eleven. She has numerous other awards in related areas to her credit.

Age group – 8-12 || Dates – April 29 – May 3rd, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

GET CURIOUS WITH CHEMISTRY!

Get ready to be in awe as we experiment with colour changing water, the paper that gives rainbow colours, make our own flubber blob , build a chemistry fuelled rocket, mess with that hydrogel superhero, build a unending foam fountain, make your own jumpy ball and much more! Experience the Wonders and Marvels of Chemistry!

Mentor: Nagalakshmi from 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 – 8-12 || Dates – May 6 – May 10th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

‘WRITE NOW’

A Summer special with Sandhya Rao

Everyone can Write. Everyone can Read and everyone  has favourite things they like to share.

Writer and Translator Sandhya Rao takes the children through an interactive Writing Workshop. A combination of Writing, Reading,Listening,Collating Stories,Poems,Reports,Pictures etc.She has lot of tips for the budding  writer in you. Who knows, there might be a writer in you,just waiting to be unreleased and this could be the workshop to do it!

Mentor: Sandhya Rao

Age group – 8-12 || Dates – May 13 – May 17th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200

CODING FOR KIDS!

Workshop in SCRATCH Programming

This Summer, sit at the computer…. not playing games,but creating your own Interactive Stories….Animations….Doing the actual programming to create them all !

An Introduction to basic Programming workshop that gives young minds the freedom to let their imagination fly and see their skills translated into virtual reality. It uses design – based learning approach to support development of children’s computational thinking through explorations with SCRATCH.

NOTE: Kids should bring their Own Laptop.

Mentor:Bhuvana Sudhakar (Think Diff School)

Age group – 8-12 || Dates – May 20 – May 24th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

GOIN’ LIVE!

If you’re funny, have a good voice and love talking non-stop then this workshop is custom-made for you! Learn the many aspects of being a Radio Jockey and the technicalities of how a Radio works. Plan, research ,organize and present a Radio Show of your own. Work on techniques like voice modulation, role Play, Dramatisation etc., Go about doing Interviews Conducting contest, review movies/books! And much much more!

Mentor: RJ Abishek from Radio Mirchi

Abishek has been an RJ with Radio Mirchi for the last 8 months and he hosts the Evening drive-time show (5 to 9) called Freeyavidu.

Age group – 8-12 || Dates – May 27 – May 31st, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

FLYIN’ THE HIGH SKIES

Do you love flying? Are you looking to be a pilot or an aero-engineer? Hop aboard and join us on an exclusive training programme that will help teach how to make flights, elements of deigns and construction and principles of physics! Make your own plane and test fly them too! What’s more! You can make and launch your own rocket as well!

Mentor: 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 – 8-12 || Dates – May 6 – May 17th, 2013 || Time – 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm

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

MEAN MACHINES

Are you curious about robots and how they work? Ever wondered how robots move around, and execute commands? Well, here’s a chance to work with these intelligent machines! Come learn the many aspects of Robotics, their design and construction and much much more! Be the cool geek with our Robotics workshop and show off your skills!

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 – 8-12 || Dates – May 20 – May 24th, 2013 || Time – 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2100 || Non Members – Rs. 2300

CAMP YAKABOO – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 6 – 8 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI – 2013

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THE FOOD TRAIL

Are you a foodie? Well, we’ve got news for you! If you love food – anything from pizza to ice-cream then you ought to join us as we show you how your favourite munchies are made. We’re going to the pizzeria, the ice-cream shop and even getting a tour of an entire kitchen! Now doesn’t that make you drool! We’re exploring different food havens like The Fruit Shop, Amadora, the Marriot Courtyard kitchens, Pizza Republic and more! Come explore different cuisines and discover the chef in you.

.Age group – 6-8 || Dates – April 15th – April 19th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

WHAT’S COOKIN’

How would you like to make a Cupcake burger? Sounds interesting, doesn’t it! Well hop over to the Hippo kitchen and whip up some yummylicious treats! Bake a cake or make a variety of dips to go along with your potato roasties! Learn how to be a top chef and wow everyone!

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 – 6-8 || Dates – April 22 – April 26th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

BIRDS FROM RIO

We’ve got the stage, the lights and the script – now all we need is some young talent, and we are ready to roll ! If you are a dramatic sort, pehaps you have the ‘acting gene’, and you should give it a try this Summer! Come and join Shaan Libby as she teaches you how to enunciate, express, and emote! That’s not all – we’ve got Andrea Jacob too – to make you wiggle your hips, shake a leg and swing those arms. Together, we’re going to make the biggest party ever with our adorable feathery friends! Also, we get to make our own costumes and props with Anisha!

Mentors: Shaan Katari Libby, Andre Jacob, Anisha George

Shaan Katari Libby (Founder, A to Zee Creativity) is a transactional lawyer, a part-time English teacher at Abacus, a part-time law lecturer at the National Maritime University, an amateur actor for the Madras Players and the Boardwalkers, and a full-time theatre enthusiast. contact: atozeecreativity@gmail.com / atozeecreativity.blogspot.in.

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

Anisha George is a fifth year Fine Arts student at Stella Maris College. She has a passion for art and loves everything that is colouful and bright!

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – April 29 – May 10th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

THE CURIOUS LITTLE SCIENTIST

All About the Air Around Us! Are you curious about science and the many amazing miracles it holds for us? Then you are just who we’re looking for! Be our curious little scientist and explore Air Pressure, Air Vibrations, The Science of Sound, Gasping Gases and many more hands-on activities! That’s not it! Create amazing crafts with Vandana and get your creativity flowing.

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 13 – May 17th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2500 || Non Members – Rs. 2700

SHAKE N’ SCRIBBLE

Shake a leg to some good ol’ peppy numbers as we go on Zumbathon! Learn how to do the Zumba along with Senthil and flex those muscles. Join Shivani as she takes you aboard the colour carpet, whizzing through hues and shades past the whirling wheel of colour!

Mentors: Senthil & Shivani

Senthil is a dance choreographer who has represented Indian in an International Dance competition in Malaysia. He has been in the showbiz industry for over a decade as a performer, choreographer and instructor. He is also an expert at Zumba and loves having Zumba parties!

Shivani is an independent artist who loves doodling and creating artwork in her free time. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Her craft activities are fun, interactive and simple!

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – May 20 – May 24th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200

BRRR! ITS SUMMER!

Confused? Well, it’s a blazing month so we’re bringing winter to Hippocampus ! Play with ice, make snow cones and listen to some icy tales with Padma. Freeze like ice or flow like a glacier – learn some creative movements with Andrea as she shows you how to dance like the animals from Ice Age.

Mentors: Andrea Jacob & Padma Nagarajan

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

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 – May 27 – May 31th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200