This summer in Qatar has been fun and entertaining primarily for children and families. The residents witnessed unparalleled music, comedy, film screenings, film awards, shopping bonanzas, summer camps, community activities and outdoor activities.
The Summer in Qatar (SIQ) campaign that officially concluded on August 16 has been a success story. Organised by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), the campaign was meant to keep the residents entertained in Qatar during summer.
Season-long summer camps, science classes, and art workshops, as well as other fun-filled activities for different age groups were aimed at encouraging more people, especially the youth, to be active and live a healthy lifestyle.
Among other activities, the summer camps for young children remained the most attended and sought after activity during summer as parents kept their children busy during the summer holidays.
The most prominent summer camps were arranged at Swiss International School and Campus International School with the name of Fusion Sumer Camps. These camps offered many indoor and outdoor activities. The special features of the camps included football and basketball.
The ongoing â€˜Holiday Campâ€™ is another attraction. It will run until August 22 and offers molecular sessions and immersive virtual reality experience at zero latency. The camp is open for children from three to 11 year old. It runs from Sunday to Thursday every day from 8am to 1pm.
Recently concluded Education City Summer Membership Program also proved very successful. They will be launching a full membership programme starting from September 1. There are still a number of camps, classes and activities available that the general public can register for all summer long. People can also try out the â€˜free to joinâ€™ ladies only night in Oxygen Park.
Another feature of SIQ programme is â€˜Qatar Museums Educational Workshopâ€™ that started on June 4 and will end on August 29. The programme includedÂ MIA school guided visits, art painting classes,Â MIA treasure hunts, art lessons at Mathaf, MIA Architecture Challenge, Aladdin Summer Camp, Geometry for adults, Kufic calligraphy for children, and Art Through Memory.
â€˜Community Summer Campâ€™ at Recreation Center QF proved to be an academically stimulating programme designed for children aged four to six and seven to 12 years. It aimed to improve their scholastic and interactive skills through various fun activities and camp experiences.
â€˜Mukhayamna Summer Campâ€™ at Awsaj Academy also proved very popular among the children.
â€˜Police Sports Federation Summer Campsâ€™ were arranged in different areas of Qatar.
â€˜Paris Saint-Germain Academy Summer Campsâ€™ were organised at Lycee Voltaire,Â West Bay and Lycee Voltaire, Al Waab.
Since 2005, Paris Saint-Germain Academy has hosted more than 300 camps and clinics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), New York, Doha, Morocco, Montreal (Canada), and Delhi (India). The academy camps provided intensive and professional training based on the fundamentals of world-class European soccer to boost every soccer playerâ€™s skills.
Every player works on technique, tactics, strength, and endurance while receiving a smooth introduction to the official methodology of the academy supervised by highest rated youth and soccer professionals.
â€˜Aspire Summer Campâ€™ ran at different Aspire Zone venues. Following the huge success of the first edition and positive feedback from parents, Aspire Zone Foundation proudly launched the second edition of the summer camp for kids.
The camp aimed to present a range of interesting and useful activities for children who were in Qatar during the summer holidays.
The participating children practiced various activities such as football, volleyball, athletics, taekwondo, gymnastics, aerobics and recreational games, in addition to field visits, courses, art and craft.
â€˜Al Markhiya Galleryâ€™ is going on at Katara Art Center. The event will continue till September 6. â€˜Doha Workers Cricket Cupâ€™ ran for one and a half month at Mesaieed Stadium. As many 16 teams competed in a T-12 format over six weeks for prizes worth QR 40,000.
Source: Gulf Times