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CAMP YAKABOO 2015 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE – WEEK II

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Ages  3 to 8
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2015
Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Science Factoty 27th april to 1st may
Ages 9 and above
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2015
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Public Speaking 27th april - 1st may
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Ages 9-12
(Evening Session)
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2015
Time: 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
monday evening workshop egypt

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

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 3-5 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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Critters & Scales: Of Colorful Creatures!!

Calling all little campers to get excited for story-telling, as we explore the works of Eric Carle.Through the classic,Panda Bear, Panda Bear,  What do you see? We will look at endangered species & how we can help them. Let’s stroll along the animal trail with a story each day and get our creative juices flowing to create offbeat crafts featuring    the very quiet cricket,the greedy python and the foolish tortoise. Let’s bring the beautiful world of Eric Carle  alive through this very colorful camp! Storyteller and children’s writer Praba Ram will lead the session along  with arts resource person Vandana.

Mentor: 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 – 3-5 || 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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Alien Science!!

Do you believe in Aliens? Well, let’s go exploring into space in our mean flying machines. Let’s see what kind of habitats support life and what the probabilities of creatures growing on different planets are. Can we imagine alien creatures, how would they look and what special characteristics would they have? Did you know that astronauts eat special food in space? Are there really aliens? Meet some aliens who love under pants even more than you do . Get hooked onto stories of Aliens and spaceships. Join us for a space celebration with,stories, crafts and activities.

Mentor: 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 – 3-5 || 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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Waves of fun!!

Cool off this summer with a whole range of water based experiments- Learn about density. Viscosity, Surface Tension, water pressure and whole range of properties of water in a way that’s super duper fun! Splash away the summer heat with wet and wild books, dip into water based art projects and activities.

Mentor: 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 – 3-5 || 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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A Dash of Folk and a Pinch of Mime!!

Hop on stage and give it a go, A song, a tune, a joke or a jig,Come and give it a go. Energise your body and mind into creative action. Express yourself through movement & mime.An Introduction to drama though role play, mime & creative movement.Let your creativity take flight through dance,drama & singing. A fun filled theatre camp with emphasis on mime, movement & folk theatre.

Mentor: Shakila & Andrea Jacob

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

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.

 

Age group – 3-5 || 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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Cooked ‘n’ Booked!!

Enjoy the essence of Cooking. Explore important cooking skills such as mixing, pouring, shaking, spreading, peeling, rolling & mashing. Learn all about colours shapes textures & smells of the ingredients and increase your math skills through measuring & mixing.Churn out a wide variety of recipes that the kids will be thrilled to make and munch on!! Did you ever think Dragons could love tacos or a Spoon could have feelings? From finger licking food to nail biting books, this workshop has it all.

Mentor: 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

CAMP YAKABOO – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 3-5 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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DARING DINO-MITES

Put on your thinking caps, and get your brush because we’re going fossil hunting! Spend some time with our Dinosaurs, exploring them inside and out! There’s more than just that! From brilliant blue butterflies to black and white zebra stripes, we’ll explore the amazing colors and patterns of the natural world.

Mentor: Sapna Duggar

Sapna is a national level orator and have represented India in rotary’s youth conferences abroad. She has been working with kids for over 8 years and love to explore the world of learning with kids!

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 15th – April 19th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

THE DR SEUSS PARTY

Dr Seuss is our favourite, and why wouldn’t he! He’s funny, he’s awesome and he’s LOVES reading! Come learn some zazzy dance moves with Aparna, as she teaches you how to dance and shake with Dr Seuss’s Mr Brown can Moo, Can you? Make Seuss-static crafts along with Sri Vidya, and have a wunderly-funderly time!

Mentors: Aparna Nagesh & Sri Vidya

Aparna Nagesh is a versatile dance professional with over 14 years of training, teaching and performance experience. She has trained extensively in dance styles such as Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary and a few Latin styles. Currently she runs her own all girl dance ensemble, High Kicks as well as Showstoppers INC which is an Arts Promotion and Entertainment solutions brand

­Sri Vidya, conducts activity classes while she was in Singapore during the last decade and continued the same even after she migrated back to Chennai during 2005. She has conducted art & craft classes at National library of Singapore and at Choa chu kang & Yew Tee community centers in Singapore.

 Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 22 – April 26th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

RIO BIRDIES

We’ve got the stage, the lights and the script. Now all we need are some talented actors! If you love acting and want to be a part of the spotlight, come join Shaan as she teaches you how to express and emote! That’s not all we’ve got Andrea 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! Make your own costumes along with Anisha, and learn how to be creative!

Mentors: Shaan Katari Libby, Andrea 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 is passionate about art and loves everything that is colourful!

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 29 – May 10th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

THE TINY SCIENTIST

Blast off with Science this summer as we experiment with Volcano Eruptions, Quicksand, Magical Mirrors, Bubbles that don’t burst, and many many more hands-on science activities! If you are a tiny scientist in the making, come over and become the science whiz you always wanted to be! Also, make some amazing crafts along with Vandana and get your little creative minds going!

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 – 3-5 || Dates – May 13 – May 17th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

DANCE N’ DOODLE

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 – 3-5 || Dates – May 20 – May 24th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

WELCOME TO THE ICE AGE!

Brrrr! 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 – 3-5 || Dates – May 27 – May 31th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

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

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 30th JUNE & 1st JULY 2012

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CLAY CRITTERS !!

Date: Sat 30th June ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Ages 7 & above

Make some Cute Animal face Magnets and Brighten up your Day !

Come along and make some creative Creatures, who won’t bite, never need to be fed or cleaned up after.Kids will not only enjoy making these cute barnyard friends but would also love to display them all over the referigerator.

Join Aunty Shilpa Mitha and make some cute magnets for your fridge.

MANGO PARTY @ HIPPOCAMPUS !

Date: Sun 1st July ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Ages 4-6 Years

Because Summer time is Mango time…

 The rains are here..and the mangoes are almost on the way out. Let’s bid adieu to the King of Fruits with a sweet Mango story and make some yummy mango dishes.

Raw green, sour and crunchy .Or ripe golden, plump and soft mangoes are loved by one and all.

Join Aunty Vandana for a reading of “The Sweetest Mango”, and also make some yummy mango treats .

HIPPOCAMPUS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR-21ST & 22ND APRIL, BANGALORE

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HIPPOCAMPUS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR 2012

Books, Visits by Authors, Book Promotions, Activites for Children, Contests and A Whole lot of Fun!

Date: 21st & 22nd April’12 || Time: 11:00 am onwards || Entry Fee: Rs 20 per head

 

On the 21st

Enter the wonderful world of Amma’s Tales

With Hema Vaidyanathan 

(Author of Amma’s Tales, Dhika Media (P) Ltd)

Time: 11 am to 12 pm|| Age group: 3 to 8 years

About The Books: Tales of How and Why (Volumes 1-4): Quirky stories and catchy characters from the animal kingdom make these books a must-read for this age group. Find out why the cuckoo doesn’t build a nest, why the crow sees through one eye and a lot more. Activities at the end of the book help engage the reader and synthesize information from the book. 

Tail Tales (Volumes 1&2): Jump into the jungle kingdom of monkeys from the Ramayana. Follow the exploits of Vali, the monkey king and the pranks of other monkeys in Kishkindha! Monsters galore and funny faces make for some swinging good fun!

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Join The Great Taranaut Puzzle Pentathlon!

With Roopa Pai (Author of Taranauts, Hatchette)

Get code-cracking, memory-testing, wits-matching, number-crunching, and puzzle-solving with the Taranauts! Five challenges, five earth dinglings to solve each in – are you up to it? Psst! Winners get prizes!

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm|| Age Group: All Earthkins between 8 and 12 yrs.

Plus: Get a sneak peek into the next book in the series –

Book 6 – Taranauts: The Key to the Shimr Citrines!

Participate in the ‘Draw A Kolaverobot’ contest and (if you win) get your name – and your drawing – into Book 6!

Have your Taranauts books autographed by the author, Roopa Pai!

 

On The 22nd

Miaow Away!!!

With Alankrita Jain  (Author Of Miaow, Tulika Publisher)

Storytelling session by the author based on the book.

Time: 11 am to 12 pm|| Age group: 3+ years

About the book: A black cat with bright green eyes becomes a white cat with bright green eyes. How does this happen? Come find out how.

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Lets have some Idiomatic Fun!

With Ishvar Vedam (Author Of ‘A Leap in a Blue Moon’, Good Luck Publisher)

Book reading and activity session by the author based on the book.

Time: 12 noon to 1 pm||  Age group: 9+ yrs

About The Book: Jumping from the top of a mound of sand, you would say, is child’s play. And that’s what 11-year old Nidhi is doing one twilight, alone in the neighborhood making fun of the idioms “a leap in the dark” and “once in a blue moon”. What starts off as an innocuous prank makes the ground slip from under her feet, literally, and she falls into a world called Graria where events and people have tumbled out of a dictionary of idioms. Little does she know that there is someone out there who doesn’t want her to go back…

Please Note: These sessions are open for members and non members. There are no pre-registrations. Participation is on a first come first serve basis only.  

If anyone would like to put up a food stall at the fair you can do so by contacting us at 41101927 for more details.

About the Book Fair
Come shop your heart out with Scholastic, Tulika, Good Luck, Hatchette, Puffin, Penguin, Paragon and many more publishers all under one roof at the Hippocampus Children’s Book Fair. Dont miss this opportunity!!!!

CAMP YAKABOO – SUMMER CAMPS @ HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI – 2012

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Camp Yakaboo is back to tell you exactly how you must spend your summer.

Beat the heat with camps as cool as Goodmorning Chennai,Funtastic Fitness,Travel Bug,Clay Play,Fun with Electricity,Photo Journalism, Public Speaking…..

So hurry up! Pick and choose from our coolest set of camps to come onboard the big wagon of fun.

Click on the age groups for more details.

Ages 3 to 5 Years

Ages 6 to 8 Years

Ages 9 and above

Please Note: Confirmation of registration is on payment only. The workshop is subject to cancellation depending on the number of registrations. If members wish to cancel their registration, they will have to inform us 3 days prior to the start date of the camp. No refunds will be given once the camp has started. Refunds will be given back through cheques only.