Posted on July 17, 2011

Qatar Science and Technology Park announced today that for the first time in Qatar, a Future Scientist Summer Camp extending over a period two months, will soon be held. QSTP is partnering with Qatar Scientific Club. The Summer camp will run from the 10th of July to the 09th of September 2010 at the Qatar Scientific Club premises. The camp is expected to draw an enthusiastic response from parents, children, youth, educators and the media.

QSTP Chairman Dr. Tidu Maini said "QSTP is very pleased to open up this opportunity to the children and youth in Qatar. This Summer Camp is yet another confirmation of our commitment to develop Qatar as a thriving knowledge and research hub. We know that children and youth are our most precious resource. We see the Future Scientists Summer Camp 2010, as an opportunity to bring the best science has to offer and make it available to young people, in an environment they will enjoy. We are pleased with the partnership we have made with Qatar Scientific Club and together, we hope to make this camp a memorable event in the summer calendar of activities in Qatar."

Qatar Scientific Club Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Khaled said, "This is an opportunity not to be missed. The Future Scientist Summer Camp 2010, addresses central themes in science and technology with highly interactive exhibits, workshops, and activities that are informative, entertaining and quite simply, delightful. During the past years Qatar Scientific club has offered youth many opportunities to further their interest in science but this year we are working in partnership with QSTP. So this event and all related activities are taking place on a much larger scale. We are so happy to be part of an endeavour that will help inspire and equip young people with the vast possibilities of science."

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Describing this exciting venture, Mr. Khalid Ali Al-Mohannadi, Communications director QSTP said, "QSTP's Future Scientist Summer Camp 2010 aims to bring together over 1000 children between the ages of 6-16. The workshops are led by professionals and will offer a wide variety of learning opportunities on themes such as Robotics, Engineering, Computer animation and Game development. The interactive science exhibition alone offers children and youth the chance to enjoy a hands-on experience of 33 exhibits, discovering the principles of music and sound, human biology, light, force, motion, electricity, ecology, health and genetics. The camp has an amazing array of activities planned and QSTP has fully extended its expertise and resources to offer a fun, interactive and knowledge enhancing experience which will make this summer something special."

QSTP is offering the experience to participants totally free of charge. The medium of instruction will be English and Arabic. The summer camp will begin on the 10th of July with its first batch of 200 young participants who will attend workshops in the morning and a further 200 attending in the evening. Each batch will take 2 weeks to complete their summer camp experience, and then a new group of 200 young people will begin the next round. As the entire camp is being held over a period of two months, it gives at least 1600 children in Qatar the opportunity of being exposed to the magic of science and technology. The morning workshop sessions are set to take place from 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. The morning group will be for girls only. A second batch of participants will attend the workshops from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. This group will be for both girls and boys.

In order to hold the Future Scientists Summer Camp, upholding the highest professional standards QSTP has engaged the services of The Planners, a professional event management company. The Future Scientists Summer camp 2010 is being personally overseen by Ms Marianne Ayache - Managing Partner of The Planners.

QSTP has opened registrations for the event at the Qatar Scientific Club, located off Salwa Road, on Whole sale market street , close to the Mesaimeer Health Centre. The Qatar Scientific Club can be contacted on 4696200 for further information or assistance.