Ramadan in the summer can have parents in a frenzy deciding how to fill their children's time. Fortunately, all around Cairo nurseries and activity centers have set up programs focused on architecture, art, dance, science, sports, photography and drama.
Adli Rizkallah Art for Children
Adli Rizkallah Art for Children is holding a four-week camp at Designopolis, on the Alexandria Desert Road, K38. Its program includes beginner architecture and graffiti from 22 July to 26 July, advanced paper and origami art from 29 July to 2 August, modern art and mono printing from 5 August to 9 August, and the final week is a choice of fashion or car design from 12 August to 16 August. Days start at 9 am and go through to 2:30 pm. It's for ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12.
At Qirtassiya, the sister branch of Diwan in Zamalek, Adli Rizkallah Art for Children will be holding a similar day camp Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Activities will include fashion design, car design, origami, book making and pop-up art. The camp will start 23 July and run to 8 August.
For more information on Adli Rizkallah Art for Children camps and for registration you can call 011 4189 5180.
Big Brain Academy
Big Brain Academy in Mohandiseen has a wide range of activities including drama, arts and crafts, photography, and science. This day camp runs five days a week from 9 am to 3pm, for ages 4 to 12. Big Brain Academy is at 90 (A) Ahmed Orabi Street. For more information call 01114225551 or 33462970.
Youth Development has organized camps around Cairo. Discover Yourself camp has two branches: one in the Beverly Hills compound in 6th of October City and one in Maadi. With two-week rounds, this camp for ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 has theme-based activities such as arts and crafts, mathematical application activities, scouting, sports, knowledge fun, science mania, Egyptian culture, and treasure time (focusing on soft skills). Each round includes a field trip related to the theme. The camp is on going until 16 August and is flexible in terms of participation. The camp provides breakfast and lunch. The Beverly Hills branch is next to Bel Air Villa 94 (A), and the Maadi branch is 261 Street, Villa 11, New Maadi. For more information call 010222184793.
Youth Development in association with Thomas Cook and the Smash Academy has also organized a Better Future camp. It has the same programs as Discover Yourself, except that they are available for ages 4 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12 to 15. The camp offers lunch only, and also runs from 9 am to 4 pm. It takes place in Katameya Residence’s Smash Academy.
For Maadi residents, Art Café also holds weekly art-focused camps. Its internationally themed weeks start with an "Indian Art Journey" that includes Asian, African, contemporary and renaissance art for ages 4 to 9 and 10 to 18. That runs up to August 30. The classes start at 10 am and focus on crafts or painting and drawing. For more information on Art afé’s programs, visit 62 Road 12, Maadi.
For Heliopolis residents seeking a sports focus, My Gym has activities from 10 am to 3 pm for ages 4 to 10. Activities include My Gym training, hip hop dancing by Samia Alouba, jazz dancing, arts and crafts, cooking and gardening. Children will eat from Chez Edy for a fee of LE100 per week. Registration in My Gym’s summer camp can be daily, weekly or monthly. My Gym is at 15 Abdel Moneim Hafez Street, Almaza. For more information call 01065089911.