Winter camps


Pugmarks is a brand synonymous with the best in adventure, wildlife and leisure camping for children. ‘Fun and Learn’ is the underlying motto of all Pugmarks camps. The camps are so well designed and conducted that nervous first time campers get invariably converted into lifetime camping enthusiasts. Their parents observe the safety precautions taken by us, the care that we take of their children and the professionalism in the overall conduct of the camps, and have no apprehensions about entrusting their children to us year after year.

Camping bestows many benefits to the participants. The campers are physically and mentally active throughout the duration. Socially, they are constantly interacting with the other children they have met for the first time – playing as a team, sharing the lodging facilities, sitting down together for their meals, showing off their varied talents during the campfire. All this leads to a feeling of self-worth, self-confidence and independence that translates into maturity. And all this while they are having a great time – quite different from the type of fun they have at home or at the school.

Pugmarks has a large platter of camps designed for various interests, under the Winter Camps banner.

Winter is a time when the climate is suitable for a long haul, be it for a picnic, a camp or an adventure sojourn. The weather is pleasant and the surroundings are still green with the departure of the monsoon and waiting for the onset of summer. There are various winter camps near Pune that Pugmarks offers to the children in the age group of 10-14 and also 14 to 24 years old.

Winter is also the time during which the children get their Christmas holidays and want to spend their time enjoying the holidays out in nature and on some adventure. Winter camps near Pune could be anything from an overnight trek to a 5-6 day or even an 7-10 day adventure camp in a remote location or maybe a visit to a bird or animal sanctuary or a combination of all the above. Some of the winter camps near Pune could be a visit to Tadoba or Kanha to see the tigers or an adventure activity to Koyna or even a visit to the nearby Hill Stations of Panchgani or Mahabaleshwar or Matheran. A typical leisure camp could be a visit to Bhandardara where the kids could learn about the nature as well as participate in a list of adventure activities from laddering to slack line to Burma Bridge or even swimming and river crossing or a campfire in the middle of the jungle or maybe a night in the tents with their sleeping bags and hot chocolate for the night.