The camp opens for the sixth time, on 2nd July. “There are still free places,“ said the Yellow Spa spokesperson Hana Tietzeová.
This year’s innovations
Not only does the price of the camp stay the same as last year, it also offers a number of innovations. Last year, it was visited by approximately six hundred children who made use of the whole area of the spa on the right bank of the Vltava River, including the vast children’s corner. The children also went on trips to Prague Zoo or to the nearby equestrian club. The camp is called Sluníčka se školkou and costs five hundred crowns per day. The impulse for this year’s main innovation came from parents. “We often met with the fact that parents needed to bring their child to the camp before eight o’clock. We want to satisfy them and after individual arrangements it will be possible to bring the child to the camp as early as seven in the morning,” said Libuše Pardubská, leader of the camp.
Sluníčka se školkou summer camp in the Yellow spa will be open from 2nd July to 31st August. Children can spend their time there every working day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The camp is for children from the age of four to the age of twelve, with the maximum capacity of twenty children per day. Parents can decide to put their child to the camp for a selected day, several days or the whole week. Children appreciate that, unlike in regular camps, they can spend the night at home. One of this year’s innovation is also flute lessons in selected weeks. The lessons are given by music teachers who have large experience with children. A paramedic will be present on the grounds throughout the duration of the camp.
Handicaps are not an obstacle
The camp is suitable also for children with some health problems. The camp’s own kitchen makes it possible to prepare any kind of food, e.g. food for children with diabetes or coeliac disease. The working team includes a nurse and a special needs teacher, who look after little clients the whole day. This means that children with more demanding needs do not have a problem to integrate. The whole area is wheelchair accessible.
Interesting programme in any weather
The daily programme is prepared in such a way that children do not have a chance to get bored or naughty. They can use the children’s corner, which is one of the largest in Prague. There is a paddling pool, sand pit, climbing frames and a creative workshop with its own puppet theatre. “Thanks to the new clubhouse with bathroom, children will have even more space, even if it rains. There is also a sleeping corner for younger campers, who are used to having a rest after lunch,” said Libuše Pardubská.
Programme for everyone
The programme consists mostly of sports activities, educational, cultural and art programmes and English lessons. Every week, there will also be a trip to the zoo or the equestrian club in Braník, where the children will have the opportunity to try to ride a horse under the instruction of a hippotherapy specialist. For more details about children’s summer camps and the programme, visit www.zlutelazne.cz and www.slunicka.org.