Young Minds Flourish at MAKTABA's July Summer Camp

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has ignited the imaginations of Abu Dhabi's youth with the launch of MAKTABA's summer camp, running throughout July across five library locations. Catered towards children and teenagers aged 6 to 18, the program is brimming with engaging activities and workshops designed to spark curiosity, explore career paths, and nurture creativity.

This year's theme, "What will I be when I grow up?", serves as a springboard for a diverse range of over 28 activities. From artistic endeavors to educational explorations and entertaining experiences, the camp offers a holistic approach to youth development.

Budding artists can hone their skills in workshops focused on creative drawing, technical mastery, and the captivating world of comic creation. Aspiring writers can delve into the "Leadership in Writing Programme, " where they'll gain valuable insights into the latest trends and techniques in children's literature, while exploring the core characteristics of a successful writer.

MAKTABA's summer camp extends beyond traditional classroom settings. Campers will have the opportunity to delve into Emirati heritage through agricultural workshops, where they'll discover the fascinating world of different seedlings and the art of nurturing them. This unique blend of cultural exploration and modern technological skills ensures a well-rounded learning experience.

For youngsters fascinated by the world of science, a plethora of engaging activities awaits. Interactive experiments and workshops will ignite a passion for scientific discovery, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The July camp isn't just about acquiring new skills and knowledge; it's also about fostering a love for reading. The "Summer Reading Challenge 2024" runs parallel to the camp, encouraging participants to embark on a literary adventure. Children aged 6 to 16 are invited to delve into the captivating world of books, with the chance to win exciting prizes for completing the challenge. Parents can join the fun too, with a separate reading challenge designed for adults.

MAKTABA's summer camp is a haven for young minds seeking an enriching and stimulating experience. By combining interactive learning with cultural exploration and creative expression, the program empowers youngsters to discover their passions, develop their talents, and embark on a fulfilling journey of self-discovery.

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