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Sharjah organises Winter Wonderland Camp for kids

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Activities will ignite participants’ passions helping them discover new interests and hobbies.

Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) is ensuring a winter break full of fun-filled learning for children and adolescents aged 3 to 16, with its Winter Wonderland Camp.

Designed to help them make the most of their holidays by engaging them in a range of edutainment programmes, the camp open to all UAE residents, offers a stimulating space within which its young participants can develop their hobbies and creative spirit, for three weeks from Dec.15 – Jan.9, 2020.

Drawing, painting, pottery, clay modelling, art and crafts, swimming, Zumba, beach challenges and Junior Master Chef challenges are a few of the host of activities lined up for participants to ignite their passions, strengthen their physical prowess and abilities, shape their mental acumen and help them discover new interests and hobbies.

Shaikha Al Suwaidi, Collage Talent Center Manager at SLC, said: “The Winter Wonderland Camp is designed as a comprehensive programme to appeal and cater to a wider age group of children and youth, keep them engaged during their upcoming school break and increase their knowledge in a variety of fields. It is heartening to note that participation in our camps has been increasing every year, which reflects the value we’ve been adding to their life through these programmes. We encourage all UAE residents to register their children for the camp, which will help them utilize their winter break in fun, educational and artistic pursuits that will allow them to discover their talents, in addition to spending their time fruitfully.” The Winter Wonderland Camp will be held at three locations: Basateen, Collage Talent Center and Sports Complex.

The Basateen Winter Adventure programme is for children between 3 – 5 years old and includes Fairy tale storytelling, Baker’s delight, Sensory skills, Moving and grooving, yoga, picnics and field trips, among many other activities. Two timings are available: 9:00am to 1:00pm, or 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Snow Adventures at Collage Talent Center will offer Fun at the yard, Winter exploring, Beach challenge, Kids Pilates, Paint mania, Junior Master Chef and Super Heroes, and other fun and games for children aged 3 – 5, with a choice of two timings: 8:00am to 1:00pm, or 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Collage Talent Centre also offers the Art Unlimited programme, featuring painting courses using different mediums, craft lessons, pottery, clay modelling, cooking and Zumba, for girls aged 6 – 10, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The Youth Winter programme will be held at both the SLC Sports Complex as well as Collage Talent Center, for girls between 11 – 16 years old, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Activities include: swimming, ice skating, paddle boarding, tennis, workouts, cookery and weekly trips, among others.

The SLC Sports Complex will also offer Sports Winter for girls aged between 5 – 10 and boys in the 5 – 8 years age group. The programme, which will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm, includes swimming, ice skating, cooking, tennis and weekly trips. Boys also get taekwondo and football sessions, while girls can learn Zumba.

Recently, El Tayeb Adam, Representative of UNICEF Gulf Area Office, praised the visit of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood last week to the Emirates Camp for Syrian Refugees in Jordan.

“We appreciate the visit of UNICEF’s strategic partner in UAE, the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, to the Emirates Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan and its positive impact on the anti-bullying training courses they conducted during their visit targeting children, school staff, and families,” he said.

In the meantime, Dr. Howard Taylor, Executive Director, End Violence Global Partnership, has hailed the leading efforts made by the Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), supporting children’s rights and ensuring their social welfare in the UAE and across the world.

“Globally, one in three students experience bullying by their peers in school. There is an urgent need to strengthen prevention and response mechanisms and shift social norms in and through schools so that all children, especially the most vulnerable, can learn and develop the skills and confidence they need to lead healthy and prosperous lives,” he said.