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School is out and kids are thrilled. Summer vacation has begun! But for parents traveling with kids or families on an extended holiday, it won't take long before boredom kicks in. To avoid the frequent utterance of "I'm bored", Lebanon Traveler looks around for entertaining options to fill up the long days and ensure a positive and productive summer.

All about sports

Jeunes Amis du sport


The Jeunes Amis du sport has been organizing activities for children with an emphasis on sports, since 1994. Their two month long daily summer camp has a variety of activities as well as several outings for children. Three days a week, children enjoy their time at the local "Le College des Peres Antonins-Baabda", participating in: rollers, basketball, football, climbing, flying fox etc… The remaining two days are reserved for outings at water parks such as Waves and Water Gate, carting and other leisure parks like Adventure World. The price includes all activities and trips, a t-shirt, a cap and insurance.

Age group 3- 15
Date 6 July- 30 August
Price 275 USD
Contact +961 3 225865
jeunesamisdusport.com

My Gym

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility, devised to help children develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. Age-appropriate classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more allow children to have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility, while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. The summer camp will include gymnastics, football, basketball, water games, martial arts, cooking, planting, singing, dancing and field trips.

Age group 3- 12
Date July, August, September
Price 360 USD
Contact +961 3 641219
my-gym.com

Ecology and more

Lebanese Adventure


For this summer season Lebanese Adventure is organizing two 10-day summer camps, during which kids will gain resourcefulness and self-esteem. Children will spend eight days at the lodge and two days camping outdoors. They will go on hikes, learn archery, enjoy rappelling and Tyrolienne and learn about teamwork, while playing games. On the artistic front, kids will participate in macramé, origami, and recycled paper workshop and learn all about photography. As for survival skills, kids will be introduced to firefighting, orienteering, and astronomy as well as Indian survival during a visit to the Chouf reserve.

Location Chouf (Ramlieh)
Age group 8- 14
Date 16- 25 July, 30 July - 8 August
Price 800 USD / kid / camp
Contact +961 3 214989 / 234178
ebanese-adventure.com

La Reserve Afqa

With a mission to instill an awareness on the fragility of our ecosystem, and to guide them towards a respectful approach to nature, La Reserve Afqa organizes, all throughout the months of July, September and August, several 12-day camps for kids to enjoy nature related activities. Divided into different age groups of 12 kids max, participants enjoy climbing, rappelling, caving, mountain biking, lawn bowls, basketball, volleyball, badminton, hiking, archery and more. On the artistic side, activities are related to nature as well, from painting on pottery and mud sculptures to cooking and pastry, and learning about flora and fauna.

Age group 8-15
Date July, August, September
Price 1485 USD
Contact +961 1 498775/6, +961 3 727484
lareserve.com.lb

Arts and crafts

Busy Box


Busy Box is the place that unleashes your kid's creativity. Over the summer months, it offers activities that are also Ramadan themed. From gathering wood puzzle shapes, creating their own creatures, making a doll by fixing, cutting and sewing cloths to origami, decorating t-shirts with spray paint, making a summer hat and personalizing your cushions, kids will try their hand at every artistic medium to find their calling. During Ramadan camp, children will make beaded boxes for a charity savings, color calligraphic wood signs or use special glass paint to personalize glass tea mugs among other things.

Age group 5 - 14
Date July 3 - End September
Price 22 USD /daily session
Contact +961 1740171, +961 3 333659

La Petite Academie

This school of painting and sculpture for children offers daily classes where kids can discover crafts, mosaics, glass and ceramic paintings, sculpture, music and guitar lessons and graffiti. Other additional surprises await them as well. Kids will don a red apron provided by the academy and let their artistic inspirations flow. Although art is grounded on randomness and unpredictability, the teachers will also focus on the science and logic behind any artistic activity for well- rounded learning.

Age group 4 - 12
Date July - August
Price 25 USD / session (11/ 2hours), packages available
Contact +961 1 201353
lapetiteacademie.net

Out every day

The Dolphins Junior Club


The Dolphins Club isn't really in indoor club at all. Kids are picked up from their homes, meet with their trainers and off they go! The daily program is quite varied: visit to Jbeil, a day at Waves, outdoor sports at Sharewood Camp, discoveries at Dinosaur City, tourism in Jeita or Beiteddine, a learning session at Tanayel Farm and treasure hunts and picnics just to name a few. There's always something to discover with Dolphins Club. Two 3-week camps will be available this season. The price includes transportation to and from home, activities and lunch.

Age group 3- 13
Date July, August
Price 500 USD
Contact +961 3 701420
dolphinsclub.net

Leisure time

Mini Club Vel


Organized by a professional team, the Mini Club Vel offers a variety of sports and cultural activities for kids. Daily programs are available based on the age group. Sports include football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, ping pong, swimming, dance, judo, trampoline, gymnastics etc… As for leisure activities, children can enjoy circus workshops, music and songs, theater and cine clubs, and outings.
Club Vel is operated in different area and clubs including Chekka Summer Club (Chekka), VEL Village Vacances (Faraya), La Collina Country Club (Mtayleb) and Cap sur Ville (Dekwaneh).
Three available options: 2 month session, l month travel session, discovery session / 12 participations.

Age group 3- 14
Date varies upon location
Price varies upon location
Contact +961 1 880962
groupevel.com

Dent De lait

Dent De lait offers two summer camps this season for different age groups. For ages 1-5, the camp will take place at the Dent De lait premises in Koraytem, where kids will enjoy a large array of activities such as painting, splashing pool, puppet shows, sign language, water games, storytelling, gardening, cooking, singing, science experiments, outdoor activities and games. For ages 5-12, Dent De lait has a unique 8-week program held at the Golf Club. The themes comprise of amazing animals, arts and crafts, all star sports, challenge games, scouting, discovery and exploration, community service and back to roots.

Age group 1 - 12
Date July, August, September
Price 155 USD / week
Contact +961 1 789103
dentdelait.com.lb

Scientific curiosity

The Little Engineer


The Little Engineer is a unique platform enabling young minds to unleash their potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, through proven hands-on educational activities. Courses in renewable energy, highlighting wind and solar energy, as well as leveled courses in robotics and electro-mechanics are offered in flexible time slots. Children learn about solar cars and houses, robotics or the secrets of wind energy. Full courses of five 3-hour sessions are available on a daily, bi-weekly or weekly basis or full and half day, pay-as-you-go workshops. The Little Engineer centers are found all over Lebanon: Sodeco Square, Msaitbeh and Galaxy Mall.

Age group 4 - 16
Date July, August, September
Price 15 - 200 USD
Contact +961 3 723715
thelittleengineer.com

On a musical note

Kinderkamp by Rola


With a mission to provide a customized educational experience by offering a safe and fun-filled enriching environment, KinderKamp in collaboration with Kindermusik, the award winning music and movement program, allows children to gain self confidence, develop leadership and team building skills, discover new interests and develop a natural sense of musical appreciation. The 8-week program focuses on themes from health and fitness, cooking and circus to careers around the world, nature discovery, the community and more.
Kindermusik is a weekly activity exclusive to KinderKamp, delivering age appropriate programs founded on the principals of safety, learning and pure enjoyment.

Age group 3 - 12
Date July 2 - August 24
Price 800 USD / 8 weeks, 400 USD / 4 weeks
Contact +961 3 241020
kinderkampbyrola.com

Sea breeze

Summer workshops with Nadine


In a traditional house, overlooking the Mediterranean, Nadine Tawil Abou hosts four one-week sessions, where kids enjoy learning, socializing, exercising and enhancing their knowledge and skills. Supervised by experts and specialized trainers, children play ping pong, football, chess etc… Yoga, theater and outdoor painting are available as well. The circus workshop allows kids to let out their inner juggler or acrobat, while soap and perfume workshops stimulate curiosity and creativity. Outings include an archeological adventure and fishing in Byblos. The 11- 13 year old groups produce a short film and learn about multimedia and movie making.

Age group 7 - 13
Date 2 - 9 July, 13 - 20 July, 23 - 30 July, 3 - 10 August
Price Varies according to session
Contact +961 3 366000

Edutainment

Ceramics N' More


Faithful to its tradition, Ceramics N'More is organizing once again an out-of-the-ordinary summer camp. This year the theme is travel across time and the exploration of the world from a historical perspective. By the end of summer, kids will have acquired a historian's critical eye. Kids will also dive into the makings and tastes of international cuisine, acquire lifelong manual skills and work in groups to support their community. A diversified program awaits children with trilingual educators to accompany them through edu-taining steps.

Age group 5 - 12
Date 25 June - 14 September
Price 38 USD/ day including lunch and materials |
Contact +961 1 424516,+961 70 202723
ceramics-n-more.com
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