VIJAYAWADA: With the beginning of summer vacation, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) and the Sports Authority Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) are organising month-long special summer camps from May 1 to offer a wide range of courses to meet the varied needs and interests of children in the city.
From sports to arts and crafts, the children have a lot to choose from many activities - swimming, badminton, music and dance. Hundreds of enthusiastic children thronged the summer camps on the first day.
The municipal corporation is providing the swimming course for children at the pools in Guru Nanak Colony, KL Rao Nagar and Gandhinagar areas for `400, shuttle and badminton coaching for `500 and training in other sports for `50. Apart from these, the children can learn arts and crafts and music free of cost at GDUT Municipal High School.
“On the first day, most of the children showed interest in swimming and arts and crafts course. The students of municipal schools can join any course without paying fees,” said VMC sports cell incharge Z Srinivas Rao.
SAAP also started a free sports summer camp for children at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium where the sports authority will provide free training for children in 21 sports depending on the interests of children in two sessions from 6 am to 8 am and 5 pm to 7 pm everyday till May 30. As soon as the camp was inaugurated, hundreds of children from across the city registered their names.