Have you seen our first roundup of upcoming summer camps? No? For shame. If you didn’t see anything you liked, check out our second batch of summer camps below. Remember to keep checking back – we’ll be adding more camps as we hear about them.
AEA US Embassy Summer Camp
In operation since 1997, the AEA US Embassy Summer Camp is an annual American-style day camp offering games, songs, and activities around a different theme every week. All campers receive an AEA camp T-shirt, hat, and certificate. Led by American staff, campers will participate in swimming, arts, sports, theater, and field trips. Lunch and bus service are included.
Who? Ages 4-12
When? June 10-July 26
What time? Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
How much? RMB 2,562-3,200/week, depending on how early you register and how many weeks you enroll your child for.
Other notes: The early bird discount is available until May 20 and there’s a 20 percent host discount for students from BCIS.
Where? Beijing City International School
Contact: email@example.com or register online at www.aeabeijing.com
Art Bug Summer Workshops
Art Bug has two art-oriented workshops this summer, one in Beijing and one in Los Angeles. Students at the Los Angeles art camp will select two five-day courses from a variety of disciplines, including painting, design, photography, and textiles. Students at the Beijing art workshops will work with the theme of “invention” through a variety of art activities.
Who? Ages 9-18 (Los Angeles), ages 4-12 (Beijing)
When? July 20-August 3 (Los Angeles), weekly in July and August (Beijing)
What time? Full day (TBC)
How much? RMB 35,000 (Los Angeles, includes flights, accommodations and tuition), RMB 2,980/week (Beijing, includes lunch and snacks)
Other notes: Art Bug members get a 10 percent discount. The application deadline for the Los Angeles Art Camp is June 1; register before May 16 for a 10 percent discount.
Contact: 5900 0270, www.artbug.com.cn
International Bilingual All-Around Summer Camp
Organized by Neighborhood Talent Learning Center, this summer camp will be held in Lido and Shunyi. The center has been running winter and summer camps for seven years, and focuses on Chinese/English language skills. There’s also a karting summer camp at Xinglong Park near Gaobeidian.
Who? Ages 5-15
When? June 17-August 23 (two weeks per term)
What time? Full day 9am-4pm
- One person: RMB 4,000/term, RMB 2,200/week (language camp); RMB 2,600/week (karting camp)
- Two people: RMB 3,900/term, RMB 2,100/week (language camp); RMB 2,500/week (karting camp)
- Three people: RMB 3,800/term, RMB 2,000/week (language camp); RMB 2,400/week (karting camp)
- Bus fee: RMB 600/term, RMB 300/week
Other notes: Returning campers are eligible for a discount. Register before May 27 to receive a RMB 100 discount.
- Lido Country Club, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区将台路6号丽都饭店
- Cathay View Clubhouse, 1 Guangtang Donglu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区观唐东路1号院
- Xinglong Park, 8A Xinglong Zhuang, Chaoyang District 朝阳区兴隆庄申8号兴隆公园
Knigge for Kids/Teenagers
For something a bit different, learn the modern rules of behavior in a fun and humorous way. Knigge Akademie specializes in etiquette courses for kids, teens and adults. The one-day etiquette course is given by certified coach Birgit Brenner with a maximum of 10 students per group. The course covers good behavior, table manners and appropriate greetings.
Who? Ages 8-16
When? July and August
What time? TBC
How much? TBC (includes registration fee, training, exam, certificate and one Western meal)
Where? Knigge Akademie
Contact: www.knigge-akademie.cn (German or Chinese only website), 8610 8580 ext 4727
Positive Foundations School Super Summer Fun Camp
PFS is hosting four weeks of fun and exploration, with themes like At the Seashore, Sports and Games, Water, Water Everywhere, and The Great Outdoors. Activities include water play, games, field trips, picnics, science and art. PFS uses Montessori teaching principles and Educo materials for its programs.
Who? Ages 18 months-6 years
When? July 1-26
What time? Mon-Fri 9am-3.30pm
How much? RMB 1,725/week (includes food)
Other notes: Register by May 31 for a 10 percent discount. There’s also a sibling discount of 10 percent.
Where? Positive Foundations School
Contact: Contact Rose or Caroline at 8046 6302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Beijing Summer Camps
Beijing’s foremost multi-sport non-profit is once again running a wide range of summer activities, including basketball, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and water sports.
Who? Ages 6-15
When? Programs will typically run for 3-5 days in July
What time? Full day 9am-4pm
How much? Varies according to program (check Sports Beijing’s website for the most up-to-date news)
Where? Various schools in Shunyi
Contact: 6430 1370/1176 or www.sportsbj.org
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Looking for more camps? Check out Part 3.