The Summer at Doon Programme is an engaging leadership course for students of Classes 9-12 that will build
their leadership skills and encourage them to move from thought to action and from success to significance.
This programme is a two-week programme that will start from 24th May to 06th June 2024.
The programme aims to develop: an understanding of how philosophy, history and experience have shaped and
influenced well known leaders. There is a focus on emotional, intellectual and social growth through
different modes of learning in a safe and supportive environment, which is also academically challenging.
Learning will include critical thinking, inquiry, debate, self-reflection, practical assessment, teamwork,
empathy and a profound understanding of a wide range of issues. There will be a greater sense of awareness
about ethics and values-based leadership amongst the students with respect to society and business, science
and the environment, politics and citizenship.
The programme will be a two-week residential course at The Doon School, which is set in 70 acres of beautiful
grounds, abounding in glorious fauna and flora.
The Summer at Doon programme is open to interested boys and girls aged 14-18 years studying in Classes 9-12.
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday 9 am – 1 pm IST
Safety is our priority. All journeys and activities are fully supervised by our experienced teaching staff.
The Doon School is a gated community with 24-hour security, and nobody can leave or enter the school permission of the school authorities.
As the course is all-inclusive, students will require pocket money only, ideally not more than around Rs
3,000 – Rs 5,000
The programme is a blend of Socratic dialogues, experiential learning, motivational lectures, outdoor
activity and adventure sports. A critically important element will be social service and social
responsibility, and its relationship with leadership.
The Doon School has comfortable boarding houses with modern facilities. Girls will be residing in one house and boys in a separate house. Both houses will be fully staffed by our experienced boarding housemasters. In the respective houses, rooms will be shared. All houses have common rooms with recreational facilities. All sports facilities, such as the swimming pool, futsal courts, tennis courts, basketball courts and squash courts, as well as fields/grounds for cricket, soccer and hockey are all within easy walking distance from the boarding houses. The Music School, Rose Bowl Amphitheatre, Library with internet access, Central Dining Hall, Art and Media Centre, BML Auditorium, IT Centre and Wellness Centre will be available for use. There is wi-fi internet access across the entire campus.
Students and/or their parents are requested to inform the school of any medical problems in advance, including allergies that they may have. If students have diabetes, allergies, asthma or any condition that may require specialised care, students are requested always to carry some identification (tag, bracelet or card) indicating the prescriptions required in case of an emergency. Each student will need a fitness certificate from a physician. The school requires this information in advance of the student’s arrival. The outdoor trips will be led by a team of staff from The Doon School who are very experienced in organizing activities of this nature across all age groups. The team will include first aiders and will always carry a comprehensive first aid kit. The care givers will all be carrying emergency numbers of the nearest hospitals and ambulance services.
Full laundry facilities are available at the school. Details of how the system works will be explained to all
students on arrival.
The Doon School can provide for all known dietary requirements, either religious or medical. Before any
group’s arrival we make sure that we receive any special dietary requirements for all students and teachers
so that we can provide this information to our catering manager. If in doubt, please contact us directly
with specifics of your needs.
The Doon School offers a modern and comfortable Central Dining Hall which serves a nutritious and varied menu of Indian, oriental and western cuisine. The menus are designed to meet the needs and palates of vegetarians and non-vegetarians, as well as anyone with special dietary requirements.
Accommodation is on a shared basis in tents or guest houses, gender separated. All properties have already
been visited by the school and vetted for safety and comfort.
The Doon School’s Wellness Centre is a fully staffed and equipped medical centre and hospital with in-patient
facilities at the very heart of the campus. It is staffed by a doctor, nurse and support staff, and has its
own ambulance. Any serious problems are referred immediately to specialists in the city, as appropriate. The
Max Super Specialty Hospital, a world class facility which can deal with all medical emergencies and
conditions, is 9 km from the school and has state-of-the-art emergency ambulances. There are also plenty of
other very good medical and dental facilities within minutes of the school in Dehradun, should they be
Yes, they are allowed, but as the programme is intensive and requires commitment, they will have to be submitted to the housemaster in-charge during the day and will be made available for an hour only in the evenings. We would advise students not to carry a fancy phone; please carry a basic communication device. In any emergency, telephones will be made available immediately. The contact details of the housemasters and the school Doctor will be shared on arrival as well.
No, they are not allowed. One of the greatest attributes of successful leaders is focus and the point of
coming away on a summer programme is to connect with each other. Students must refrain from carrying such
articles and any other kind of gaming devices. There are plenty of computer terminals throughout the school
should the need for them arise.
Yes, but at the owner’s responsibility.
Please do carry a guitar or any other portable musical instrument that you play; it will be very useful and welcome.
Average temperatures range between a low of 25˚C to 35˚C. Normally there is little or no rain. The Doon
School campus, being essentially a botanical garden of rare and beautiful trees, is shaded and is always
several degrees cooler than the city. Light clothing is recommended, although if there are rain showers,
these can make nights a little cooler, so a sweatshirt or light second layer may be needed from time to
time. A waterproof coat may come in handy. For camping, trekking shoes and a warm jacket will be required.
Carry a torch, basic medicines that you may use as and when required, mosquito repellent cream, a pair
of sports shoes and floaters as well as regular slippers. Hair comb, sunscreen, nail clipper and clothes
suitable as per the climate. It is summer in Dehradun, so a hat or cap is also needed. Dehradun is a city in
which any necessity that has been forgotten can be purchased on arrival. An outdoor kit comprising a small
rucksack and a sleeping bag will be required for the outdoor excursion.
The opening and closing ceremonies will be conducted at The Doon School on 24th May and 06th June 2024 respectively. Parents are cordially invited to attend either, or both events.
“Online Payment can be done on or after 01 April 2024” for which details will be shared soon.