Bahrain Summer camps




THOUSANDS of children are expected to take part in a series of fun activities at summer camps being held across Bahrain.

They include art and craft, sports activities, cooking classes, traditional and cultural programmes, swimming, performing arts, writing skills and computer skills, among others.

The Sports Club at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa will host a mix of educational and adventure programmes for children aged between four and 12.

A football tournament and swimming competition will also be held along with fishing trips, boxing, snorkelling, karate, camp fire, maths and science classes and a sleepover party.

It will start on June 29 and will he held from Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm, and costs BD119 for non-members and BD99 for members.

A Studio Ceramics and Mad Science camp will be held from June 29 until the end of summer, for children aged six and above.

It will be held from 9am to 12.30pm at their Budaiya office and 10.30am to 2pm in Seef Mall.

The Seef Camp will also include a visit from the Pingu mascot on Thursdays.

It costs BD60 per week and BD15 per day.

For more information or to register, call 17599026 or e-mail

The RIA Centre in Adliya will also run a summer camp, called fun and laughter factory, from July1 until the end of August.


It will feature musical performances, arts and crafts, a splash pool, games, yoga and laughter classes, face-painting and sports.

The camp, which will run Sundays to Thursdays from 8am to midday, costs BD25 per week and BD75 a month.

Registration is BD5.

Application forms can be collected from RIA Centre (Villa 413, Road 2619, Area 326, Adliya).

Call 17716871 or e-mail

Oxygen Gym in Barbar will hold a summer camp to keep children aged five to 13 fit.

It will be held Sundays to Thursdays – July 6 to July 10, July 13 to July 17, and July 20 to July 24.

The fit camp will be held from 9.30am to 11am and the art camp will be held from 11am to 12.30pm.

Registration fees cost BD75 per week and BD20 a day.

For more information, call 17616165.

Life Fit Fitness Centre in Janabiya will start its summer camp on June 29 and will end on August 21.

Activities for children aged three to 13 include football, taekwondo, basketball, arts, gymnastics and dance among others.

For more information, call 17692424 or e-mail or visit

Bahrain Tennis Federation will hold summer classes for children of all nationalities after Ramadan.

Children aged six to 12 can join the trainer at Bahrain University’s Tennis Centre in Isa Town.

For information, call 39441992.

Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam will host a children’s camp from June 29 to August 15, which will be directed by visiting theatre actor K Udayan from Kerala.

It will feature children’s games, dramatic performances, picnics, magic shows and short films will be screened to showcase Kerala’s language and tradition.

The camp will run from 8.30am to 12.30pm from Sunday to Thursday, and transport will be available.

For more information, call 17251878 or 39848091.

Ras Ruman Youth Centre is offering summer classes after Ramadan, which will feature Arabic calligraphy, drawing and painting, Adobe Photoshop, glass painting and Microsoft Excel.

It will cost BD5 per class, which will take place Sundays to Thursdays between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.

Call 39650978 or 39426989.

English language course will be offered at Lingo Ease Language Centre in Al Nasir Garden on the Budaiya highway, for children aged six to 16.

More programmes will be offered at a later stage which are in line with internationally accredited levelling systems such as the Common European Framework and American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

The courses will be held from June 29, Sundays to Thursdays. Call 17590895 for more information.

Al Dana Nursery, Gufool, will run a summer camp from July 6 to August 26 for children aged one to six.

It will be held from 8am to midday, Sundays to Thursdays, and costs BD40 per month, excluding charges for arts and crafts materials.

Registration is BD5 and transportation charges will depend on the distance.

Air conditioned buses will be available.

Activities include academic coaching, arts and crafts, collage work, painting and music.

All activities revolve around a new theme every week and there will be a grand finale at the end of the camp.

Call 17253541 or 17241193 for more information.

A summer camp run by the Little Gems Pre-School in Barbar will be held from July 6 to July 25 – Sundays to Thursdays between 8am and midday.

Activities will include arts and crafts, cooking, swimming classes and indoor games.

It will cost BD55 per week and BD320 for seven weeks.

Call 17694356 for more information.

Registration for the Indian Club’s annual summer camp is open until June 28.

It will start on July 1 and continue until August 15, and will include arts and crafts, sports, yoga and field trips among others.

It is only open to children aged between seven and 14.

A grand finale will be held at the club on August 15, which coincides with India’s Independence Day, where children will showcase their talents.

Children of members will have to pay BD40 and the cost for non-members is BD50.

For more information, call Nanda Kumar on 36433552.

The camp at Early Learners Nursery will be held from July 6 to August 28, from 9am to 12.30pm.

It will cost BD55 per week or BD12 a day and will feature arts and crafts, cooking classes and gymnastics.

Children aged two to six will also be able to learn computer skills and mini aerobics.

Call 39723990 for more information.

Bright Beginnings Day Care and Child Development Centre in Adliya is offering fun-filled programmes including story-telling, art and drama and sports.

The weekly camp will be held over a seven-week period, from July 6 until August 21.

Open for children aged three months to seven years, it will run from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 12.30pm to 4.30pm, Sundays to Thursdays.

The sessions cost BD60 per week, while afternoon daycare costs BD25 per week.

An additional group for children aged eight to 12 called the “incredibles” has also been included this year, which will feature field trips, arts and drama, sports and ballet among others.

For more information, call 17710405 or e-mail

Budaiya Pre-School’s 18th annual summer school will be held from June 29 until July 24, from 9am to 1pm.

The programmes, for children aged between two and seven, involve a variety of creative, fun and challenging activities.

They cost BD55 for weekly programmes or BD45 for three days and BD40 for two days a week.

Supervised transport from Saar and Budaiya area will be available.

For more details call 17791491.

Recreational activities and performances by children will be held at Karnataka Social Club.

It will run every Friday from the first week of July until the end of August, between 4pm and 7pm.

It is free for children of members. Call 17254257 or 39799329 for more details.

Parampara will be the 12th summer camp held at the Indian Institute of Performing Arts.

It will feature Hindustani classical vocal singing, painting, acting skills, music and dance. It will run from July 6 to August 29 from 9.30am to midday – Sundays to Thursdays for youngsters aged between five and 15.

Fees are BD30 a month and BD50 for two months.


Registration costs BD3 and a special discount will be given to children enrolling from the same family.

Transportation will be available at an extra cost.

Call 17231717 or e-mail for more information.

Children aged between three and seven can also attend a camp at My Gym Children’s Fitness Centre in Seef, starting July 6.

It will run until August 28 from 9am to 1pm from Sundays to Thursdays.

It includes gymnastics, arts and crafts in addition to language classes.

East seat costs BD15 for members and non-members.

Call 17566566 or e-mail

Swimming classes are underway at the Delmon International Hotel, Manama, and will be held three days a week, from 5pm to 6pm and 6pm to 7pm.

They cost BD30 a month for children and BD40 for adults, excluding transport.

Summer classes are also available offering yoga, meditation, dance and music classes.

Call 17224000.

Registration is open for a summer sports camp for children organised by Al Nijdawi Gymnastics and Taekwondo Centre, Isa Town.

It is aimed at boys and girls, aged between five and 12, and will feature competitions in artistic gymnastics, taekwondo and field trips to famous landmarks in Bahrain.

It has already started on Friday and for more details call Omran Al Nijdawi on 39465046, 33633713 or 33623890.

Indian School students are being invited to register for the school’s summer camp that begins next month.

It will include swimming, art, cricket, martial arts, leadership training and public speaking classes.

It will be held from 8am to noon at the school in Isa Town on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between July 6 and August 21.

Call 39675947 for details on fees.

Registration is still open for Al Madrasa for Art summer classes, which kicked off last week.

Watercolour classes will be held every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm, while drawing classes will be held every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm to 6pm.

For further information call 39930303 or or visit

A camp for elementary and middle school students, aged between five and 11, is being held at Sylvan Learning Centre in Sehla.

Indoor and outdoor activities to help improve reading, writing, mathematics, swimming, arts and crafts will be held from July 3 to August 2 – Sundays to Thursdays.

The camp will cost BD200 for three weeks, including academic tests and report cards for each child.

Call 17400227 for more information.

Activities at the Bapco Club in Awali will include bowling, swimming, taekwondo and leadership skills as part of the Toastmasters Youth Leadership programme.

It will run daily for children aged six to 15 with separate classes from 5pm to 6pm and 6pm to 7pm.

Registration forms are available at the club reception and for more details call 17753666.

An annual Bible School will be held at St Mary’s Indian Orthodox Cathedral, Salmaniya, from Thursday to July 4.

Hundreds of children aged between four and 17 are expected to take part in the programmes, which will include spiritual and moral education.

Reverend Father Cherian Joseph of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Nagpur, will lead the sessions with the help of teachers and volunteers.

A committee under the leadership of Vicar Father Varghese Yohannan Vattaparampil, Sajan Varghese and Joji Joseph has been formed to oversee the activities.


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