The camp featured 160 hours of 40 educational workshops and over 19 outdoor leisure trips.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Dubai Municipality has successfully concluded the summer camp, which witnessed the enthusiastic participation of over 75 children aged between 6 and 14, at Children’s City. This collaborative initiative, organised in partnership with 34 government and private entities, aimed to offer an enriching blend of educational and recreational activities to the children during the summer break. The camp’s remarkable success underscores Dubai Municipality’s commitment to fostering talent, knowledge, and creativity among the youth.
Aligned with Dubai Municipality’s unwavering dedication to creating a vibrant and sustainable environment that uplifts all segments of society, the summer camp played a pivotal role in nurturing the talents and skills of the participants. By providing a platform for hands-on learning, valuable information acquisition, and unleashing creative potential, the camp echoes the municipality’s broader vision of enhancing the well-being and happiness of Dubai’s residents.
With the assistance of 22 volunteers, the summer camp featured multiple programmes totalling over 160 hours of various activities. During the camp, more than 40 educational, recreational, and sporting workshops were held, encompassing planetarium shows, earth sciences, explorer world, child protection programme, environmental sustainability, sign language communication skills, pottery workshops, agriculture and recycling, plastic arts, and cooking club activity.
Furthermore, the municipality also organised over 19 recreational trips to a number of outdoor destinations in Dubai, including Al-Nassr FC, Modesh World, Magic Planet, Ski Dubai, Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai Frame, and Dubai Dolphinarium.
In addition, Dubai Municipality, in collaboration with Dubai Police, held a workshop to teach children sign communication language, with the goal of positively integrating children with the deaf category, acquiring communication skills, and creating a healthy interactive environment with people of determination, as well as teaching children shooting arts and other activities that boost self-confidence and discipline development.
Recently, The House of Wisdom (HoW) began receiving children aged 5-12 years old in its 2023 Summer Camp, themed, “A Trip Around the World”.
This vibrant mix of storytelling sessions, immersive workshops, and cuisine has ignited young minds, capturing their imagination, and broadening their cultural horizons with experiences from around the globe.
The camp is under way and will run until 3rd August, 2023, with the highlight of this interactive educational experience being to engage children in immersive activities that teach them about the world around them. They will be introduced to the cultures, geography, customs, languages, cuisine, wildlife, and iconic landmarks of these different nations in an interactive environment that promotes creativity and critical thinking.
For four weeks, from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 1pm, young explorers will have their imagination transported to eight diverse nations from four continents. These include Egypt and Ghana (Africa); Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Thailand (Asia); Cuba and Mexico (North America); and Fiji (Oceania). Every “Little Traveller” will receive a certificate of completion after acquiring all eight stamps on their cultural experience “passports”.
In addition to learning about different cultures, the summer camp also offers a variety of edutainment activities, such as crafting famous sauces, desserts, and traditional dishes; learning the art of papyrus writing; attending captivating folk music performances; and watching mesmerising dance shows. These activities will inspire young participants to explore the world through reading, learning, and hands-on experiences.
Marwa Al Aqroubi, the Executive Director of House of Wisdom (HoW), said, “Children are a vital part of our summer activities plan, and we invite parents to encourage their children to participate in this programme to sharpen their skills and nurture their creativity. Through this engaging educational trip around the world, we are eager to enrich the participants’ cultural experiences, teach them about diverse nations, while cultivating their intellect and knowledge.”