Summer is in the air and with the end of the school year just around the corner, parents in the UAE are dreading that one thing: How are we going to keep the kids busy for the next 3 months?
Fear not! If your kids are spending their summer holidays here in the UAE, then weâ€™ve scoured through whatâ€™s happening around town and compiled a list of some amazing activities, camps and classes for the kids. Some fun, some educational, and some a little of both â€“ but all guaranteed to keep them busy and happy.
Students usually canâ€™t wait for school to be out and for the summer holidays to roll in. But a week of sleeping in and watching TV, and they often end up whining with boredom.
For the tots and teens that have had their run at summer camps, want something different and are always looking for their next adventure, take a look at these options:
Studies show that the lack of intellectual stimulation over the long summer months actually sets a child back a few steps before the start of the new academic year. If you want to keep the kids intellectually stimulated, engaged and ensure theyâ€™re still having a good time, how about some science, or maybe a theatre workshop?
These STEM Summer Camps are definitely worth checking out. Children aged between 5 and 11 will have the opportunity to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects in some action-packed sessions. The camps will take place at a few different venues across Dubai. Please leave us a comment with similar camps across the UAE, too!
On the technology note, donâ€™t miss out on the short-but-sweet Apple Summer Camps! Theyâ€™re only three-days long, but we had to give these unique camps a mention. Kids aged 8 to 12 choose one amongst three tracks and are immersed completely in a three-day hands-on digital learning and tech experience with Apple experts. The camps take place at Apple Stores across the UAE, but sign-up to get notified on the details for 2018.
We canâ€™t deny the charm of classic summer camps. Tons to do, new friends to make, and for the parents, four to five worry-free hours knowing the kids are well-taken care of and keeping busy. Hereâ€™s a mention of rather unique summer camps and the tried-and-tested ones around town:
Now we understand that summer camps might not be the ideal solution for everyone. Often, a focused interest in learning something new is a summer much better spent. Have you considered piano lessons? Swimming classes? Language courses? If youâ€™re looking for expert teachers and private lessons in these or other activities, then the taddreesÂ® app is a great place to find the perfect tutors in each of these areas.
Download the app and go through our extensive tutor database. The app is programmed to find private tutors located near you, too, making it that much easier to get the kids (or yourself?) to their favorite summer classes.
While we were putting this list together, we discovered that there are lots of camps and fun activities around town, and who better to tell us than you parent folks that are always on the lookout?
Please leave us (and fellow UAE parents) a comment below with a mention of your favorite summer camps and activities for students to put their summers to the best possible use. Letâ€™s make a list to remember!