Sharjah: Government-backed independent body promoting culture and education, the Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) is all set to launch its Happy Holiday Summer Camp 2022 program.
The initiative will offer a wide range of educational and fun-filled activities in Arabic and English languages for children aged between 6-12 across its museums in Sharjah.
The 1st Phase of the Summer Camp will begin on the 18th of July at Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Science Museum, Sharjah Archeology Museum, and Sharjah Art Museum for a duration of 10 days.
The program will introduce children to space sciences, educating them about key archaeological discoveries, beginning from the Stone Age, through a series of educational and entertaining activities as well as workshops that also include paper portrait and installation art workshops.
They will also learn about marine pollution and brainstorm solutions to help protect planet earth.
The 2nd Phase of the program will start at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah Maritime Museum, and Al Mahatta Museum providing participants with a chance to build an aero plane and dive deep to discover the treasures of the sea and marine heritage.
Secrets of jewelry, wood and incense will be shared with participants through a collection of educational workshops.
The SMA Director added that, “As informal learning spaces, museums play a critical role in engaging children, something SMA has been doing for more than a decade, with free and specifically designed programs and activities that provide memorable learning experiences, provoke imagination, and offer unique environments for quality time with family.
Hiyam Abu Mishaal, an educational and psychological consultant lauded the efforts taken by the SMA, pointing out that summer camps are incubators for children’s development.
Urging parents to enroll their children, the consultant stated that summer camps help shape personalities psychologically and on a social level, tap and direct their energies towards exploring, innovating and unleashing their creativity instead of idling and spending their time on their smart devices.