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An enriching summer camp kick-starts with a variety of engaging activities

Junior wing students of Apeejay School, Noida embrace learning and fun at the skill-building programme



Summer camps are incredibly important as they provide children and young adults with a unique opportunity for personal growth, social development, and outdoor exploration. They offer a safe and immersive environment, where campers can discover new activities, develop new skills, and gain confidence. Camps promote social interactions, teamwork, and the building of lifelong friendships. They also encourage independence, resilience, and the ability to navigate challenges. With an emphasis on physical activity and outdoor exploration, summer camps contribute to the overall well-being and holistic development of participants.

Thus, recognising the significance of the same in nurturing their students’ growth, Apeejay School, Noida organises a Summer Camp for its junior wing students. The camp aimed to foster the holistic development of the participants through a range of educational and recreational activities. It provided a unique opportunity for children to acquire new skills and life lessons beyond the confines of home and school.

On the first day,  56 enthusiastic students immersed themselves in a multitude of engaging activities ranging from aerobics and yoga to self-defence, cricket, skating, football, basketball, badminton, speech and drama, art and craft, dance, and public speaking.

The camp commenced with an energising warm-up session, followed by aerobic and yoga sessions. During these sessions, students learned Surya Namaskar and various other yoga asanas, accompanied by peppy music. The combination of movement and music helped them master aerobics steps while enjoying the rhythmic workout.

In another activity, students focused on self-defence, starting with warm-up exercises to prepare their bodies for action. They then engaged in balancing drills and stretching activities, equipping them with essential skills for personal safety. These exercises helped students develop coordination, agility, and strength, empowering them to protect themselves and feel more confident in challenging situations.

In sports activities, students had the opportunity to explore different disciplines. Football sessions began with a comprehensive warm-up, followed by practice drills that focused on dribbling techniques. Guidance on effective ball passing was also provided, allowing students to enhance their skills and understanding of the game. Similarly, in the badminton activity, young players were introduced to the sport’s basic terminology and rules. They learned proper racket handling and participated in practice matches, which helped them improve their stroke techniques and gain practical experience on the court.

The remaining activities included cricket, basketball, skating, dance, speech and drama, art and craft, and public speaking. Each activity provided unique learning experiences and opportunities for students to develop various skills such as, from mastering specific techniques and rules to enhancing communication, creativity, and self-expression.

The students wholeheartedly embraced the activities and effectively utilised their time at the camp. The arrival and dispersal procedures were executed smoothly, ensuring a seamless experience for all participants. The Summer Camp certainly unlocked the hidden talents, interests, and values of the students, providing them with a platform for self-discovery and exploration.

While expressing her views, Smriti Samuel, Primary In-charge at Apeejay School, Noida said, “Summer Camp is about growth and accomplishment as it gives students a platform to learn new things by pushing them beyond boundaries and achieving true happiness.” 

Divya is a Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has a degree of Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was a former sub-editor at News 24. Her passion for writing has always contributed to her professional and personal growth.