Summer camp in Ooty
This is the most awaited time for the students and the kids as they have holidays after end of the school session. Summer camps are the ways to enjoy those holidays and to learn some activities practically by going to some desert locations. One of such camp is in Ooty which is a nature camp for the adventurous kids. this camp is generally having kids from 8 to 16 years.
Types of summer camps
Summer camps are of various types and it all depends in which field your interest is maximum. Various types of camps are as follows:-
- Sports camp
- Academic camp
- Adventurous camps
- Art camps
- Special interest camps
- Religious camps
The details of the adventurous summer camp held in Ooty is as follows:-
Activities at camp
While trekking terrain is chosen as per the abilities and the age group of the kids. In trekking they get exposure to natural site seeing. Also they are educated about how to survive if somehow lost in jungle by identifying various plant types and foot marks of animals.
Location: Near Mudhumalai
In jungle safari children are taken to Jungle in protected van to see the animals. Here they actually see the animals in front of them which they study in their course books.
Location: Bandipur National Park
During the camp kids are taught how to protect themselves if lost in the jungle. They are educated about how to make shelters by using material available in the jungles. They are educated about the plantation so that they should know what they can eat. They are also educated about the first aid skills.
4)Butterfly attracting sessions
Camp has set up station where kids can see various moths and butterflies of different kinds. Here children get knowledge of various plants they can grow to attract various kinds of butterflies.
Various multicolored fishes are caught by hand nets in flowing stream and are then told about the species. They are released afterwards.
6)Movies and Quiz
Movies are shown about the wild life and then the quiz session is held to update the knowledge of children and to know what they have learnt throughout the session.
Apart from wildlife activities there are fun activities too. One of them is horse riding. Basics are taught about the ride and the equipments required for the safety while riding.
8)Sky watching by telescope
Videos are shown about the astronomy and then there is a session where they see various planets and stars using telescope.
In the end there is camp fire at night and Barbecue setup. Here children discuss about there journey in summer camp and eat delicious items of barbecue.
Summer camp timings
Two types of camping can be done. One is fast track whose duration is 4 days and other is hard core whose duration is 8 days.
For fast track camps dates are:
- April 14 to April 18
- April 19 to April 23
- May 2 to May 6
- May 15 to May 19
- May 28 to June 1
For hard core camps dates are:
- April 24 to May 1
- May 7 to May 14
- May 20 to May 27
1)Frolic Boonies Nature Camp:
No. 51 First Floor,
9th A Main, Indiranagar 1st Stage,
Bangalore - 560 038
Ph: 080 65790008
Email : email@example.com
Another Camp near Ooty is:-
Blue Mountains School
Oatacamund, The(Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India)
Summer camps are really helpful in developing mental growth by practical experience of the things. In camps they know how to bond with each other and get out of the books and feel the actual world.