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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

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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

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 – 29th JUNE 2013

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MANGO MANIA!!

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Saturday the 29th June @ 11.00 am  

Ages 3-6

Summers are not complete without the King of fruits. So make it a sweet and juicy morning this weekend with Vandana as she reads you a mouth watering story and helps you make a delicious mango smoothie. Yummm!

A VISIT TO THE AMERICAN LIBRARY

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Saturday the 29TH June @ 10.00 am 

Ages 7 & above
Join us for a visit to the American Library, take a guided tour of the Library and celebrate the biggest American holiday- July 4th.
Explore the history behind the 4th of July celebrations also known as American Independence Day. Get the facts on how America’s birthday is celebrated.
 
Please register your child with name, age by Thursday 11 a.m. Registration fee Rs.100/- towards transportation. 

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

INDEPENDENCE DAY @ HIPPOCAMPUS – CHENNAI, 13TH AUG’11

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PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN !!!

It’s the 64th year of freedom, and its time to celebrate this with pride and joy.

Saturday, 13th August 2011. Time : 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, for All Ages.

Let’s get together to celebrate Indian Independence Day in its true spirit. Come dressed in the colours of the tricolour. Whip up some yummy tricoloured dishes with Aunty Vandana. Learn to make some interesting and unusual tricoloured crafts with Hoo !

Do you know your freedom fighters??? Join us and guess the great national personalities who made India proud.

Hearts filled with patriotism and pride, let’s dance to ‘Chak De’ and ‘Jai Ho’, and add color to the atmosphere.

Come along… HOO is waiting!

THE ABOVE MENTIONED ACTIVITIES ARE OPEN TO OUR MEMBERS OF HIPPOCAMPUS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY.