Three weeks off of scheduled school activities can be a great thing, just to relax and enjoy some down time. If you’re a kid, however, sometimes you want to be active and go, go, go. So, if your family is staying in Beijing during winter break, take advantage of some great winter camps and special workshops in Shunyi.
*The Learning Center has changed their winter camp options to be One Day Camps for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Drop off is at 9am and pick up is at 4pm; tuition per class is RMB 750, RMB 710 for 2-3 sessions, or RMB 675 for 4 sessions. Cost includes all materials, snacks and lunch. The interactive and creative day camps are: Jumpstart Reading – What’s so great about books anyway? (Dec. 19 or Jan. 2); Jumpstart Science (Dec. 20 or Jan. 3); Jumpstart Writing – Editor-at-Large (Dec. 21 or Jan. 4); Jumpstart Reading – A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place! (Dec. 22 or Jan. 5). Call 8046 3886 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
*And just after winter break at TLC, 6-week Winter Weekend Workshops run beginning January 7. Early bird registration is open until December 18 These programs help build specific skills and explore key concepts in language arts, science, and history. Use the contact information above.
*MAC Time’s World Art Winter Camp is back from the summer by popular demand! Targeted for children from 5-12, this camp runs from December 26-30 from 10am-1pm or 2-5pm. Painting, crafts, clay making, design and more are featured in the following: African Mask, Museum Tour of MOMA, Japanese Fan Painting, Polymer Clay Food Court, and Chinese New Year Paintings. Cost is RMB 1,350 per child; please enroll before Dec. 22 by calling 8046 1820 or 138 1033 4208. Other regular oil painting, pottery and Chinese painting classes are also available from 10am-noon and 2-4pm during that week for RMB 900 per child.
*Enjoy a MAC Time Christmas Workshop making Christmas dolls and enjoying treats from Cold Stone Creamery. This special workshop event is on Sunday, December 18 from 10am-noon, 1-3pm, or 3:30-5:30pm. Please enroll before December 15. Cost is RMB 200 per child.
Sports Beijing continues to offer their multitude of winter programs, from swimming and cricket and hand ball to drama and tennis and soccer. Several programs are in session now; others begin in January Contact the Lido office at 6430 1370 or visit the website at www.sportsbj.org for details.
*Dulwich Community Programmes winter camps begin on December 19 for kids from ages 5-16. From theater camp, to soccer, to cartoon painting and taekwondo, there’s something for every active child to enjoy during the holiday. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
*Basketball World, in cooperation with Dulwich, is organizing two winter camps from Dec. 19-23 and Jan. 3-6. Players from age 7-14 are split into appropriate skill levels to learn techniques and improve their game during the camp from 9:30am-12:30pm. The first session of 5 days costs RMB 1,500; the second session of 4 days costs RMB 1,200. Both are run at the Legend Garden Campus of Dulwich. Call 6454 9127 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the camp and registration.
*The Aqua Warriors swim club has grown by leaps and bounds! The Saturday program now has two sessions – one from 1:30-3:30pm, and another from 3-5pm. In addition, coach Arthur will be around during the holiday break from Dec. 19-Jan. 6 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-noon. Contact him directly at 136 8352 7243.