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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)

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

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS – BANGALORE – 24TH SEPT’11

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Rhythm n Rhyme believe that music is not only fun for young children,

but a great tool for learning and overall development.

So, Parents, drop in this saturday  with your kids to be part of a

demo session  conducted by their team.

Date:  24th Sept’11, 2011 (Saturday)|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm||

Age Group: 3 yrs – 5 yrs

Rhythm n Rhyme believe that music helps children express their emotions, release energy and channel it in creative, productive directions. Children often create their own songs, melodies and movements. They also learn about themselves and the relationships they have with others.  A perfect class for children who love to move around and explore their surroundings.

Please Note: Participation is on first come first serve basis. Pre – Registrations for weekend activities will not be taken.The activity will start exactly at the specified time. Walk – ins after 11:10 will not be allowed. This session is for members and their guests only. A  fee of rs 100 is applicable for guests.

 

 

Poetry Writing Workshop

This workshop is conducted by Stones 2 Milestones where in they will introduce different kids of poetry like Acrostic, Diamante, Cinquain, Haiku and Funny poems etc. Children will be made to unleash their creativity and
express themselves in various poetic forms. This is a demo session to give you a glimpse of the Stones 2 Milestones program.

Date: 24th Sept’11|| Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm|| Age: 6 – 9 yrs

Stones 2 Milestones is an organization which designs and develops research based programs for children to identify and nurture their inherent potential. The organization is the brainchild of alumni from IIM and Harvard.  They draw on research and design programs to empower children with better knowledge of the processes of learning and thinking.  

 Please Note: Pre – Registrations for  this session is required.The activity will start exactly at the specified time. Walk – ins after 11:40 will not be allowed. This session is for members and their guests only. A  fee of rs 100 is applicable for guests.

 

Soulpen – The adventure of writing.

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Soulpen: The adventure of writing

Creative Writing workshop for teenagers

Are you in the trance-like age, between twelve and twenty? Soulpen is getting younger in the last weekend of May.

Anyone can write. If you like to talk, you can surely write. And if you are shy, you will probably write very well.

Writing can be a wonderful tool to understand yourself, to reflect an inner you that is nearer to your real self than you are willing to voice. The paper does not judge, the pen does not interfere.

Focus: The aim of the workshop is to dig out the blocks that hamper the sprouting of the creative juices and fuel the love of writing towards an intense and natural discipline. Every participant will be guided step by step to write a short story.

Low chart:

Day 1: Re-discovering the creative impulse.

Why do we write? Because we need to tell the story. As children, all of us are born creative. When we learn to talk, there is no difference between imagination and reality. Education encourages us to develop our logic and the creative process takes a back seat. The glimpses of the muse are short and sweet: She comes visiting, she leaves a line and takes back the novel.

Missing the muse, the creative angel, is the writer’s block. We shall begin with an exercise, an ice-breaking ritual for overcoming the writers block. Then we get familiar with the source of all the art within: your well. We shall do some techniques to dive in with a torch and unearth the gems, the pearls or the bullets.

All the participants will structure a story.

Day 2: Nurturing the creative impulse.

How do curds set? First of all, you need a pot. The structure of the story. The American classical structure and the Indian traditional original masala formula from the Natya Shastra. The navarasas. Then you need milk.
Characterization. We shall pen three different approaches to creating your characters. The purpose of all these exercises will be for all the participants to complete the story. And to fuel the love of writing towards a natural and intense discipline of sitting with a pen and paper.

Author’s profile:
Ms. Manjushree Abhinav is a recently published novelist of A Grasshopper’s Pilgrimage. This book should be available in most of the Crosswords and Landmarks. You can read reviews of this book on
http://baktoo.blogspot.com. Just type the title in the search box. She is also a film maker  trained at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in Film Editing. She has  made several documentary films, and taught the various aspects of film making at NID (National Institute of Design), Ahemedabad and also at the FTII.

She has conducted several creative writing workshops at the Srishti School of Art and Design, Times of India: Nalanda group, Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahemedabad and Mcleodganj. she also teaches English in schools.

About her passion for writing she says that she writes for the creative outlet, deep fulfillment and clarity of mind that sometimes comes as a gift with a good session of writing.

Come, find your own voice. Sign up for Soulpen
Contact: Kavita at 080-26678890, kavita@hippocampus.in or    Manjushree at 9945192862 or mail manjushree.abhinav@gmail.com

Schedule:
29th May (Sat): 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm
30th May (Sun): 10: 30 am to 2:00 pm

Venue:
‘Hippocampus centre’, Ranga Rao road, Shankarpuram, Basavangudi.
Bangalore

Fees: Rs. 1200/- Last date for registration – 27.05.2010.