Pirates of the Caribbean Kiddies’ Camp at Cinnamon Lakeside

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Bringing a sense of adventure to learning, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo will hold the second consecutive Kiddies’ Camp themed ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ on Sunday 28 November.

Building on the overwhelming interest created by the Halloween Kiddies Camp held last month, the hotel promises even more excitement with the Pirates of the Caribbean Kiddies’ Camp.

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Pirates of the Caribbean sequel ‘On Stranger Tides,’ the Kiddies’ Camp already has the pre-teens buzzing. Children aged 12 and under are welcome to join in the fun as the little Pirates embark on a treasure hunt.

In keeping with the original edutainment concept by which the Kiddies’ Camp was founded, clues that lead to the treasure will be intellectually stimulating as well as exciting to decipher. Children will be encouraged to work in teams to arrive at the answers, each one taking them a step closer to the elusive treasure.

This November’s Kiddies’ Camp will feature the extremely talented Sulochana Dissanayake, who studied theatre and economics at Bates College where she was first introduced to puppets as an art form.

She draws inspiration not just from her subsequent travels to South African and Indonesia where she studied under Puppet Maestro Dalang Asep Sunandar Sunarya, but also very much from Sri Lankan folk tales.

She never fails to amuse her audience with these tales related through custom crafted puppets of Mahadanamutta and his friends, some of whom are characters of her own invention!

She is back in Sri Lanka now to cultivate the art and will be featured at Kiddies’ Camp beginning this month. The puppets keep children enraptured and prove an ideal medium to convey many a valuable lesson.

This segment at the Sunday camp involves a close interaction between Sulochana, the puppets and the children where a story-telling exercise will be conducted, appealing to the children’s creative spirit. The kids will also be given other outlets to channel their creativity towards, with arts and craft games for which they will be rewarded with gifts from the hotel’s own treasure chest.

It’s not all fun and games and Cinnamon Lakeside’s Kiddies’ Camp.

There will be plenty of food to snack on for kids and parents too! The buffet will include hot dogs, mini pizzas, burgers, marshmallows, éclairs, ice cream, chocolate cake, as well as a Mongolian BBQ for adults.

The entire package of interactive entertainment and lip smacking snacks is priced at Rs. 950 nett for kids below 12 and Rs. 1,200 nett for adults. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis and will be required for all children and adults who wish to gain entry to the event. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo Poolside. Reservations will be entertained on 2491998.