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for East Cairo, the North Coast, & El Gouna

By Tatiana Hafez

Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home one, when summer approaches, the idea of kids out of school starts haunting you. Cairo East Magazine has compiled a guide of some seriously fun activities for this summer that will have your kids entertained during the next coming months. There are a growing number of daily and weekly camps being offered now in Cairo. Take your pick. Send them off to enjoy days of fun, learning and new discoveries!

 

Cairo East

 

ART CAFÉ

The Art Café offers a variety of courses for every possible creative desire. This summer, it is offering a special camp for German speaking children willing to develop their artistic skills. The Multi Art Camp children will enjoy a wide range of regular arts courses like ceramic painting, sculpture, cake decorating, cooking, photography, flower arranging, Arabic calligraphy, mosaic making, collage and much more.

Dates: Multi Art Camp – June, July and August

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Fee: 900 EGP (one week) or 1400 EGP (two weeks)

Dates: German Art Camp – June 29th to July 24th (only)

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Fee: 550 EGP (one week)

Tel: 012 2705 0753

Address: 62 Road 13, Maadi

Facebook: ArtCafeEgypt

 

 

 

CAC SUMMER SESSIONS

Cairo American College runs its traditional summer program in Maadi, in association with The Dutch Academy, for children age 4 to 15. This year the school is offering three sessions. The program is sport-centric, with water activities, and lots of team work like life skills, music, artwork, puzzles, games, vocabulary building, technology, collective writing and reading. Registration can be done online.

Dates: June 22nd to July 3rd (two weeks); July 6th to 17th (two weeks); and July 20th to 24th (one week)

Fee: Starting from 235 USD to 470 USD

Tel:  275 55555

Address: 1 Midan Degla, Maadi

Website: www.cacegypt.org/summer

 

DIWAN BOOKSTORE

Diwan Bookstore has a long tradition of running courses along the year and through the summer as well. At their Heliopolis Branch, Kids’ Workshop Program engages children in five fun,  creative and interactive Centre Workshops in English under close supervision of professional teachers and assistants. Fun activities like arts and crafts, science, drama, games and math are offered during the summer holiday. Camp is run for age groups 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

Dates: June, July and August on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Fee: 12 days:  1200 EGP; 6 days: 750 EGP; 3 days: 400 EGP; 1 day: 150 EGP (Special discounts for siblings)

Tel: 011 1008 9630

Address: Heliopolis Branch

Facebook: DiwanBookstores or Kids-Workshop

In its Maadi Branch the fun is run by Playative Side, who offer fun-filled interactive summer activities such as arts and crafts, science, environment, cooking,  motor skills and field trips.

Dates: Starting from May 24th to June 24th

Saturdays, Mondays, Wednesdays (Group A) or Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (Group B)

Time: Mornings from 10 am to 2 pm or afternoons from 3 pm to 7 pm

Fee: 12 days: 1000 EGP; 6 days: 600 EGP; 3 days: 400 EGP; 1 day: 175 EGP (Special discounts for siblings)

Tel: 010 1039 2870 or 010 1039 2550

Address: Maadi Branch

Facebook: DiwanBookstores or Playativeside

 

HAYAH SPORTS ACADEMY AND NUTTY SCIENTISTS

Al Hayah Sport Academy in association with Nutty Scientist is running a very special summer camp combining Al Hayah sports facilities in accordance with CSI scientific experiments, cool inventions, ‘how stuff works’, along with sports activities with Barcelona Football School, such as taking karate, swimming, gymnastics, and a field trip to Wadi Degla. Sure receipt for the most curious minds and athletic spirits.

Dates: Weekly from June 29th to August 14th

Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Fee: Upon Request

Tel: 011 4533 2288 or 011 2323 9999

Address: Hayah International School – South of Police Academy – 5th Settlement

Facebook: HayahSportsAcademy

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATAMEYA HEIGHTS KIDS CENTER

Kattameya Heights Kids’ Center is perfect place for active kids on the go, heated pools, playground, indoor play area, ping pong, play-station corner, mini-football in an air- conditioned area.

Dates: Open Daily

Time: 9 am to 7 pm

Entrance fee: 85 EGP adults, 50 EGP children; on weekends: 130 EGP adults, 60 EGP children

Address: Kattameya Heights Golf and Tennis Resort Compound, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo

Facebook: KattameyaHeightsKidsCenter

 

 

KIDDLES DOWNTOWN

 

This summer Kiddles is offering a Ramadan Camp, where campers will be led through a variety of games, arts, cooking and music activities, themed based and designed to broaden your child’s learning and experiences while keeping the fun fresh and exciting the whole month long! The camp accepts kids from 3 to 10 years old.

Dates: June 19th – July 28th

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Fee: Upon request

Address: Downtown Mall

Tel:  012 2247 4190

www.facebook.com/groups/gokiddles

 

 

 

 

 

KidZania

Summer KidZania is offering all its beloved visitors a great  chance to Master their Favorite Profession in this Summer Camp with 12 different  themed activities to include:-

1.       Culinary School Workshop

2.       Acting School Workshop

3.       Athletic Workshop

4.       Painting Workshop

5.       TV Production Workshop

6.       Modeling Workshop

7.       Handicrafts Workshop

8.       Dancing Workshop

9.       Accessories Workshop

10.   Photography Workshop

11.   Extreme Workshop

12.   Mime and Magic Tricks Workshop

–  Each theme is conducted in 5 days workshop

The Workshop will start on the 1st of June till the end of August 2014

The price of the Camp is:-

• One week ( 5 days) =950 EGP

• Two Weeks ( in two different themes)= 1700 EGP

• The Camp Price Benefits include:-

–  5% discount for one sibling

– 10% discount for 2 siblings or more

– 10% discount for early bird registration ( booking camp 2 weeks in advance)

– 10% discount for kids who celebrated their birthday at KidZania Cairo

Summer Camp Hours:

Sundays to Thursdays, from

• 9:00am-3:00pm

• 10:00am-4:00pm

Camp Benefits :

• An Extra 50 KidZos cheque with total 100 KidZo daily

• Free KidZania Summer Camp T-Shirt

• Free daily meal

• Two Adult  tickets for the last day of the camp

• Certification of achievement

• Free access to all KidZania Cairo activities

Contact info: KidZania Call Center 16593

 

 

PEEK-A-BOO

The latest addition to Maadi kids’ outings is Peek-a-boo Family Park.  If you are just looking for a fun place for the day to take the kids out, they will surely be entertained around one of the activities offered like jewelry making, pizza making, movie room, and rides. Peel-a-boo also offers a weekly barbecue for the whole family to enjoy their facilities and it accepts bookings for birthdays.

Dates: Open Daily

Time: 10 am to 11 pm

Fee: 50 EGP with unlimited use of games. Activities inside are paid separately

Tel: 010 0538 9379

Address: 3A 213 Degla, Maadi (two blocks away from CAC)

 

 

Rizkallah Summer Camps in Nasr City

Place: Roots School in Nasr City

Dates: Starting on the 29th of June on weekly basis from Sunday to Thursday

Ages: 4 – 6 & 7- 12 years old

Early bird discount till the 12th of June

Door to door transportation is provided

We offer Specialized Art “Origami, Art in 3D, Sculpting, Mosaics, Recycling, etc.”, Swimming, Cooking, Dance & Fitness and Character Building

Visit our Facebook page: Adli Rizkallah Art for Children

To register call: 012 1111 2671 – 010 6628 5545

Rizkallah Summer Camps in 5th Settlement

Place: Katameya Heights Compound – Kids Center

Dates: Starting on the 29th of June

Ages: 5-7 & 7-12

Early bird discount till the 12th of June

We offer Specialized Art “Origami, Art in 3D, Sculpting, Mosaics, Recycling, etc.”, Swimming, Tennis, Dance & Fitness and Character Building.

Visit our Facebook page: Adli Rizkallah Art for Children

To register call 012 1111 2671 – 010 6628 5545

 

THE LITTLE GYM

The Little Gym’s Anytime Summertime Camps is a specially developed camp curriculum that combines physical activity, gymnastics, karate, dance, and play with arts, crafts, and special events.

Dates: Weekly from June 15th to September 18th

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Fee: Starting from 800 EGP for members to 850 EGP for non-members for the 1st week. Consecutive weeks have discounts.

Address: Cairo Festival City – New Cairo

Tel: 010 0019 7265

Facebook: TheLittleGymEgypt

 

NORTH COAST

WELLSPRING

North Coast Residential Camps: The 2014 North Coast Residential Camps will be held at Bianchi/Sidi Abdel Rahman. All the camps cover ages from 11 to 14 years old, and are run weekly for 4 days.

Dates: Weekly from June 16th to July 24th

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Fee: 750 EGP

Tel: 2270 6262

Facebook: WellSpringEgypt

North Coast Day Camps: The 2014 North Coast Day Camps will be held at Bianchi/Sidi Abdel Rahman. All camps cover ages from 4 to 14 years old, and the dates are:

Dates: Weekly from August 3rd to 29th

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

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