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Holiday Camps @ O-campus
Inviting your child - during holidays - to stay at Aarohi O campus - and live life Aarohistyle
What better way to spend holidays - Do what I want - I decide - I do - I enjoy.
(See slide show above of pictures from summer and winter camps. Also see blog post of winter camp)
- Next camp available is Summer camp, in April 2017 - Starting 3rd April, for four weeks, till 28th April. You can choose one or more weeks (any weeks). Please note outstation (non-Bangalore) kids wanting more than one week can stay at campus during week ends also. Bangalore children go back every friday.
- Week is counted as Monday to Friday. You can reach campus by Monday morning (before 10am). Pick up is on Friday evening. (4pm)
- We do not have any camp in the month of May 2016 - Aarohi goes for a month long holidays in May.
- If you want to come and stay with us during Jan to March - pl see experiencing Aarohi
Who: Any child without parents or any child with parents or only parents or Anybody!
There is no age criterion. Children below 8 years are recommended to come with one or both parents. Children above 8 years can decide alone or with parent. Overall - any age child is welcome. Any age child is welcome.
What will we do?
What they will do is DECIDE what to do. For a change there will be nobody but themselves to decide what to do, how to do, when todo, how much to do and they themselves will assess own work. So children will experience self-directed learning and living.
Children would have an almost infinite choice of what to do - right from playing music to reading and writing literature to exploring nature, doing adventure, playing all kinds of games, doing drama or dance or making things from electronics to masonry to carpentry to making friends with new children or with pets or doing art or photography or bake cakes and breads or do barbecue or grow vegetables and work in the fields or gaze into skies into eternity ...
or simply do nothing!
What all we offer?
- The physical environment of 5 acres of rural countryside with loads of resources.
- The mental environment of self direction, self exploration and self reflection.
- The social environment of community living.
- The emotional environment of sensitivity, listening and acceptance.
What is of quite significance - specially as an experience to children - is the whole process of reflection (self assessment that Aarohi follows) - on a daily basis. We use various tools and mediums and all together at the end of everyday reflect back on the day - what we did, how we did, what we liked / did not like, what we learned . did not learn, ... Reflect about our strengths, abilities, habits of mind, emotions, etc. Reflect also about peers, who we work, sensitivity towards others, material and environment etc.
How will this benefit children?
What Aarohi offers is a space, an environment, a culture of open doing and learning. This typically leads to child not only exploring many things, but more importantly exploring, knowing and discovering oneself.
Add to this the flavour of community living - which is a transformative journey for many of us.
Cost of the program
For Children: Camp cost Rs1500 + Cost of Stay & food Rs2500 = Total Cost Rs 4,000/- per child per week (5 days).
(For children less than 5yrs - consider 50% of above cost).
For Parents: Rs500 per day/- (Parents can decide to stay for few days or all the five days)
(If child or parent is staying for weekends then add stay cost of Rs500/- per day per person)
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