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iXiGOers May 31 2013

What are the best places for summer camps in India?

Sonia Wigh Jun 03 2013
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While all children look forward to two months of blissful leave from the humdrum of school; their parents are happy to have them home and spend some quality time with them but worried about how to keep them occupied the whole day. In this age of tech savviness, the perfect way to combat sluggishness and ennui is to enroll your kids in one of the many burgeoning summer camps.






If your child has a zest for adventure, fun and thrill; enroll them in one of the multitudes of summer camps operating in India this summer. While Most of the summer camps cater for the growing up children who like to spend time outdoors; there are some which induct parents and even elderly. These camps provide the perfect opportunity to get away from the city life and learn to be self-dependent. They temper the children to adapt to the circumstances and successfully deal with the challenges they are made to face during the course of this camp and otherwise.


Most camp conducting companies employ an experienced team who facilitate to fulfill specific client requirements. Some even have an option of tailor made programs hand-picked by the client. A team of highly proficient outdoor faculty is on board for conducting the team building related activities. In recent years more and more parents want their wards to explore their spiritual side with Yoga. Summer camps like Kriya Yoga Sansthan in Hyderabad cater to this burgeoning need.


Popular Summer Camps in North India  


Manali


Manali is the ideal camping destination for those who want to stay connected with the world and yet have a desire to trek in the Himalayas. The cool air, freshness of the Beas lure you to indulge your adventurous side on snow trails, rappelling and river-crossing.


The tariff ranges from 6,000 - 15, 800 for an 8 day tour. In some tours the cost fluctuates according to the activities that you choose. The following camp is for children within the range of 11 to 14.


Organizers like Pugmark Holidays group create their camp itinerary on the basis of age group, hence the TreeTops is for 8 to 10 yrs; Wildlife camp is for 10 yrs and above; the Junior Adventure Camp is for kids between 10-14 years and the Senior Adventure Camp targets 14 years and above. 




Pugmark Holidays

Phone: +91-20-66499999

+91-22-24445938

http://www.pugmarksholidays.com/campsatglancesummer2013.htm


Summer Camps Manali

Phone: +91-99966-20365

Email :info@visitkullumanali.com


Tons


The Tons is the largest tributary of the river Yamuna and covers almost the entire Garhwal region.The entire area is densely forested with deodar, pine, chestnut and rhododendron which makes it a perfect location for the summer camps held in the beautiful locale of Uttarakhand


These camps hope to sensitize the participants, towards their environment and surroundings. Most camps include white water rafting in the Tons river, backpacking through the surrounding jungles, rock climbing and bird watching and mountain biking.







Most of the camps set in the mountains include trekking and teach useful things like survival camping and cooking. An average summer camp for 12 years and above would be for 8 days and cost varies from around 9,500  to 25,000 (inclusive of travel and taxes).


Inme learning pvt ltd

Phone: +91-124-401-4663 (Gurgaon)

+91-80-41554663 (Bangalore)

+91-99200 64414 (Mumbai)

http://www.inme.in/aboutus


Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd.

Phone: +91-11-23340033, 23346209

Email: mhe@himalayanadventure.com


Sitlakhet


The Gluten free camp organized by Youreka in collaboration with the Max Celiac Care Program and the specially designed diet allows the children and their parents to experiment with and experience a healthier lifestyle. Set in the clean atmosphere of Uttarkhand, they also offer multiple other camps for clientele ranging from age 9 to 99. The program fees ranges from 13,000 to 18,000 INR (excluding travel cost) depending on the place, number and the range of activities included in it.

Youreka Co.

Phone - 1800-103-3301 (Toll Free)

+91-11-40801100

http://www.youreka.in/about-youreka.html


Popular Summer camps in South India


Coorg


Coorg has been rated as one of the top hill station destinations, attracting Indian as well as foreign tourists. The profusion of breathtaking waterfalls like the Iruppu falls, Abbey falls, Mallalli falls make it an ineluctable destination for those looking to beat the heat. Most summer camps include a mix of physically strenuous activities like mountain biking, ropes course, rock climbing, backpacking in the jungle and courses on Wilderness craft.




The camp is organized for children between the age group 08 to 13 years and costs about 18, 550 INR (inclusive of travel and taxes). For more details about what all this scenic town has to offer do visit our Coorg travel guide page

Inme learning pvt ltd

Phone: +91-124-401-4663 (Gurgaon)

+91-80-41554663 (Bangalore)

+91-99200 64414 (Mumbai)

http://www.inme.in/aboutus


Basecamp Adventures Pvt Ltd.

Phone: +91-93420-16482,

+91-96865-59418,

+91-080-22586912

http://www.basecampindia.com/contact_us.html


Kundalika


The adventure based summer camps are predominated by resort owning groups. Specialized summer camps like the Kundalika camp is almost like a European camping experience complete with an enthralling white water rafting and kayaking experience. The camp is surrounded by the river’s lush backwaters and students are encouraged to indulge in water sport and even wind surfing! The camp packages offer multiple activities and the tariff ranges accordingly between 1,500 to 3,500 INR.




Nature Trails Group

Phone: +91-22-66557777

Mobile: +91-92235-96515

Email: reservations@naturetrails.in

http://www.naturetrails.in/cgi-bin/rez60load.pl?contact.html


Apart from these, you could also head towards the “Queen of the hills”- Darjeeling. The place has still retained it’s old world charm. The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute organizes summer camps and adventure sport camps, the details for which can be gleaned from

the following: +91-354-2254083 and +91-354-2254087. Another summer camp in Darjeeling from 22-27 June is priced at 1500 INR (inclusive of food, accommodation). For further details you could contact Mr. Binay Sharma on +91 91532-59223.



Summer Camps for toute la famille!


As a parent if you want to combine a family holiday with a summer camp for your kid, you are spoilt for choices. Take yourself and the kids for the Mowgli Walk where fun lies in mastering the balancing act ! Another hit with the parents leading a high flying life is the Flying Fox, which includes paragliding and other airborne activities. The Burma Bridge is an enthralling walk on a 90 ft long bridge made of a wooden ladder. These activities are designed in such a way that the couple gets to spend equal amount of time with each other and with their children too.




These summer camps strive to outdo each other by incorporating distinctive features like geocoaching, night navigation, astronomy, treasure hunt, outer cooking and survival exercises in the jungles of Himachal Pradesh, Uttranchal, Maharashtra and Kerala! The standard one night and two day package would cost around 3,000- 5,000 INR. Some of the more famous service providers are:


MCG CampRoxx Pvt. Ltd.

Mobile: +91-99110-24426

+91-98109-75166,

+91-98053-87505

http://www.camproxx.com/


Wanderlust Camps and Resorts

Phone: +91-11-29228483/ 41636757/ 41636896/

41636897/ 40537115/ 40537116

Mob: +91-92120-20822

Fax: +91-11-29223001

Email: adventure@wanderlustindia.com

info@wanderlustindia.comtravel@wanderlustindia.com

www.wanderlustindia.com,


These camps use adventure based learning programs to develop a love and respect for nature. These summer camps offer a unique opportunity for introvert kids to open up and make new friends and learn how to work outside their comfort zone. Reconnect with your children this summer vacation, take your entire family off for a camping adventure!


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