ASTANA – Summer is almost around the corner and it is time for the holidays all children anticipate. The Astana Times has compiled a list of the best children’s camps near Almaty and the capital city.
Located in picturesque forests of the Borovoye resort area on the shores of Katarkol Lake, Kontinent children’s therapeutic centre offers a swimming pool, extensive educational programmes and many kinds of leisure and outdoor activities for children from seven to 15 years old.
“A multifaceted programme will not bore anyone. It has games and competitions, walks to the forest and a lakeside, excursions, disco, sports activities, swimming and a stage performance that will energise children for the whole next study year,” Pandaland.kz writes.
The Baldauren camp is a national educational and recreational centre that operates all year round and welcomes nearly 300 children every couple of weeks and every 20 days during a study year.
Children will enjoy modern living and study conditions here. All rooms are well equipped and have shower units with massage inside.
Five times a day, meals and healthy activities, such as massage, gala camera (a room where one breezes in salts), therapy tanks and medicinal baths, saunas and cocktails are offered, according to the website.
School children aged eight to 15 years old are welcome. The Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science distributes holiday packages for this camp.
The Baldauren camp was awarded the European Quality award in 2009 in Oxford city. The camp is located in the town of Schuchinsk in the Burabai region.
The Hilton children’s camp invites all children to develop their English language skills. Children will find their own group according to age and language level.
Kids will be offered a video library that contains dozens of English language feature films and cartoons. Apart from language courses, children play interesting games, sing traditional and modern English language songs, make mini plays and other various activities. Shows, carnivals, parodies and costume balls are also held.
Located 20 minutes from the intersection of Navoi and Al-Farabi streets (Almaty), on spacious land with clean mountain air, the Chamberlain Country Club and Camp is an active and interesting place for children to spend their summer holidays.
A daily training programme includes hands-on and theoretical lessons. The programme incorporates natural horsemanship and agility methods.
The children here stay in a freshly built complex in a new building and spacious rooms with mountain views. A horse barn, an outdoor training arena and more is available for horse riding activities, according to almata.kz.
The programme of this camp also has football and volleyball training, an indoor swimming pool, various workshops, a concert, a bonfire and other sports and recreation activities.
Ak Bastau is another children’s recreational camp located in Almaty’s Karagaily micro district, 23 Makatayev Street.
Spending time in fresh air daily, playing football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, receiving therapeutic and recreational treatments, sitting in an air salt room and meeting new friends will make the child’s stay pleasant and enhance their health, according to the website.
This camp also serves goat’s milk that is considered an “elixir of life.”