Summer Camps and Activities for Kids on the Riviera Maya 2012
Well, it looks like the rain clouds have finally drifted away from the Riviera Maya and left us with hot, sunny summer-in-Playa weather. The kids are getting anxious, knowing that exams are over and the last days of school are fast approaching. Many of you will spend the summer traveling, perhaps back to your home countries to visit with family and friends in more temperate climates. The rest of us will be stuck here in the heat looking for ways to keep the kids entertained and out from underfoot for the next two months
By popular demand we have once again
put together a listing of summers camps and programs for children on
the Riviera Maya. I have not yet heard back from all of the
organizations whom I have reached out to. I will update the list as new
offerings come in and re-post it on the
July 19, 2012 - August 17, 2012
Children ages 5 - 12 are invited to spend the summer break in the jungle at Parque la Ceiba in Playa del Carmen. This summer the camp will invite your child to "Discover Your Own Element". The goal of this program is to encourage the development of a child's sensory curiosity, imagination and creativity through artistic, cultural and recreational activities related to environmental awareness. To help our children learn about our natural environment, this course will address four major themes: EARTH, WATER, AIR and FIRE. Children will progress through the 6 week course participating in story-telling, art activities, environmental education activities, games of skill and training and tours related to all kinds of interesting environmental themes. There will also be a weekly visit of an animal of the jungle. Prices include all materials. Instruction will primarily be given in Spanish providing a wonderful opportunity for children new to Mexico to immerse themselves in the language in a casual and fun environment without the pressures of school. This is the 4th year that Parque la Ceiba has offered a summer camp for local children and it is very popular. For more information and to reserve a spot for your child, contact Lei de Landero at email@example.com.
Sailing/Windsurfing (Day Camp)
July - August 2012
Windsurfing: July -
This is brand new summer offering and one our family is very excited about. Since its inception about a year and a half ago, the sailing club in Puerto Aventuras has attracted a great following. Captains in the making train on easily maneuverable Optimist sailboats, perfect for young ones. This summer the Club Deportivo de Velas in Puerto Aventuras will offer both sailing instruction for children 7 -14 and windsurfing instruction for teens and adults 14 and over. Space is limited so don't wait until the last minute to register. For more information and to sign up contact Director Daniele Gracis 984-127-1392 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Eden Jardin de Arte Summer Program
July 9, 2012 - Aug. 3, 2012 Ages 7-12
Summer has arrived at El Eden Jardin de Arte and soon will be packed with children looking for summer fun! The Jardin de Arte summer program will have a variety of activities and games where kids will not only have fun but also learn about water conservation, recycling, art, science and cinema. A snack is included in the price. Discounts for local children with official school credentials. For more information call 984-110-5051 or email email@example.com. You can also get updates on the Eden Jardin Facebook page.
Azul Maya Summer Camp (Sleep-away Camp)
Dates: July 8,
2012 - July 14 2012
Camp Azul Maya is located just about 2 hours from Playa del Carmen on Laguna Bacalar. Children and teens, ages 9 - 16, will spend 1 week sleeping in eco-cabins on the shores of Bacalar, the lake of seven colors, surrounded by nature. Summer Camp Azul Maya combines various elements that make this an unforgettable life experience where your children will learn, live together with nature and have a great time! Activities include swimming in cenotes, kayaking, zip-lines, hiking, climbing/rappelling, visits to archeological sites, campfires and all the fun you would expect from a great summer camp experience. Onsite counselors are trained in biology, nutrition, conservation, ecology and the unique history and culture of the region. Medical/first aid care will be available 24/7. Sessions are limited to 30 campers to provide a personalized camp experience. Cost includes lodging, meals and all onsite activities. For more information and to reserve a place for your child, visit the Azul Maya Camp website, Facebook page or contact camp organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Agua Azul Camp (Sleep-away Camp)
Dates: July 16,
2012 - July 21 2012 - $3300 mn per camper
Want your kids to experience the traditional "sleep-over" camp like you did as a child? Check out Camp Agua Azul! This summer camp is located just about 1.5 hours from Playa del Carmen near Nuevo Valladolid. Children ages 6 - 15 will spend 1 or 2 weeks sleeping in tents, surrounded by lush jungle and mystical cenotes. Campers will learn about the environment they live in and enjoy all sorts of games and activities including swimming in cenotes, kayak races, water zip-lines, campfires, foam wars, obstacle courses, competitions and all the fun you would expect from a true summer camp. Adult counselors and lifeguards with paramedic training will be onsite at all times. Cost includes transportation to and from Cancun, lodging, meals, accident insurance and all onsite activities. For more information visit the Agua Azul website and check out these camp videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnsyxsJCD1Q and http://youtu.be/c8Rz384u1yQ. To reserve, contact camp organizer Marilu Rivera at 998-120-4825 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horseback Riding Camp
Summer Cooking Classes for Children (Day Camp)
Dates: June 11,
2012 - August 12, 2012 Saturdays
Music/Dance/Theatre Classes (Day Camp)
PLAY TENNIS Camp for Kids (Day Camp)
Dates: July 2,
2012 - July 6, 2012
PLAY TENNIS has
organized a wonderful summer tennis camp for kids ages 5 - 13. Fun
and learning guaranteed! Using the new "Play
+ Stay" method, kids of all skill levels
will learn the proper technique and form for each of the strokes used
in the fast paced game of tennis! Children will develop important
motor skills with the racket in a manner suitable for children at all
levels of play. Each day will be split between court time and
swimming lessons in the pool at Manuel Acosta School. There will be
all sorts of fun games, educational activities, raffles and prizes
with a mini-Olympics at the end of the week!
This summer course is organized and operated by PLAY TENNIS ACADEMY. Intensive specialized clinics will also be available in the evenings for advanced teen and adult players. For more information and to sign up contact Alvaro Flores at email@example.com or call 984-806-4666.
Papalote Summer Camp (Day Camp)
Dates: July 4,
2012 - July 31, 2012 Monday - Friday
Children ages 1.5 - 7 years old will spend the day having fun with old friends and new! Using Waldorf based teaching methods, the children will have the chance to experiment with watercolors, learn a variety of handcrafts made from recycled materials, enjoy water games and face painting and much more! Instruction will be bi-lingual and provide a great opportunity for both native Spanish and English speakers to practice language skills in a casual, inclusive environment. For more information contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Miss Isela 984-128-6629. You can also connect with the school on Facebook.
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