It is summer time and the prospect of children with dollops of curiosity, energy and lots of vacation time at hand – can be a little unnerving for us parents. With an endless list of activity centres and camps in Gurgaon the dilemma of where to register your child for programs, is a common woe. Striking the balance between creativity, learning and joy is an all to familiar predicament! If you’re one of those confused or fatigued parents, your search ends here.Tucked away in a quiet corner of Sushant Lok 1, Gurgaon, The Beehive, is a little oasis that your kids should explore this summer.
The Story Behind….
The Beehive is an initiative of Loveena Singh an ex Banker and entrepreneur with a creative streak and a blithe spirit. It all started with a casual interest in Art & Craft which morphed into a passion, and then a business idea which made her quit a comfortable career as a banker to develop successful corporate gifting venture. Family commitments took her overseas and after spending a couple of enriching years in New York – she headed back home to Gurgaon.
During the process of settling in, she started to look around for exciting and creative avenues for herself and the family. Nothing too structured, just easy paced and offering a variety of hobbies in a welcoming environment. Loveena’s search led to the conception of The Beehive – where she works with quality, like minded collaborators who share her vision. She is always on the look out for exciting ideas to develop into engaging workshops and activities
The Beehive….Fun, Quirky & Creative
The brightly lit studio at Sushant Lok-I exudes positivity and the passion of the host is palpable. Collaborator selection, ambience, content design etc. are painstakingly worked and re-worked to get things just right. The array of activities and the way they are conducted are very different from the usual, run of the mill stuff that you may have read about or experienced. From animation to theatre to gardening to exploring Indian art forms…. and much more The Beehive is a continuously evolving fun-hub catering to different schedules, moods and interests.
As Loveena explains – “This is space for both Adults and Children…with a big emphasis on hands on involvement and individual attention…The Beehive is being nurtured as a place of experimentation and free expression – where you can let your hair down, explore a hobby and strike new friendships – all at your own pace”
All That You Get Here…
The mélange of activities are organized along the following streams
- After school for Children
- Weekday morning Classes & Workshops for the stay at home Parents & Grandparents
- Weekend Workshops & Events for Adults and Children
- Compact programs and camps for Adults and Children organized during academic breaks
Whilst they are continuously experimenting with new themes. Some of the recent programs include:
• Theatre • Animation • Urban gardening • Live Theatre Performance • Watercolour Painting • Story Telling • Pottery and Sculpture • Woodcut Printing • Fun with Science • Lippan Kaam • Puppet Making
Summer Buzz @The Beehive
Fret not, parents! Let your kids channel their energies into something that is both enjoyable and creative right here at Summer Buzz – The Beehive summer camp.
The camp for 4-7 years includes Wonderlabs – Fun with Science, Theatre, Dance, Junk Jugaad, Craft projects and more, from 21st May till 15th June.
8 years old and above can indulge in Animation Film making, Wonderlabs program, Junk Jugaad, Music Jammers, Theatre, Chocolate Making Workshop, Kathak Workshop and Discovering Great Artists, from 21st May till 20th June.
My verdict…Make a bee line for The Beehive…the seats are filling up like bees on a hive!
Once the summer is over take some me-time out and try something yourself too!!