There are some wonderful concerts and musical events coming up in Shunyi, from spring concerts to baroque and a dinner and show. As summer approaches, many families will also be looking at their camp options – perfect for keeping the kids entertained while continuing with their development and learning. There are camps for all ages across Shunyi, whether you need something for just a week or a full summer schedule.
If you’re interested in a faith-based school, consider Hope International School (HIS). HIS offers an enriched academic program designed to inspire students and enable them to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. On Thursday, May 15, the school will be hosting a spring concert starring the youth orchestra. There will also be the opportunity to speak with staff members, get a feel for the school, and learn more about its facilities. The concert starts at 7pm in the gym. Seating is first come, first served. For more info, call 8416 7718.
Concerts at DCB
On Tuesday, May 20 at 7pm, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) will present Changing Winds, a showcase for their woodwind and brass players via jazz, pop, and selections fromLes Miserables. DCB students will be joined in the Wodehouse Theatre by St. Paul American School (SPAS) students under the direction of Ben Wareham. The concert will feature the Dulwich Jazz Combo, Big Band, and Wind Orchestra, as well as SPAS’ Beginning and Symphonic Bands.
Also at DCB, Korean-American countertenor Justin Kim will give a Baroque recital on Friday, May 23 at 7pm at the Edward Alleyn Theatre. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Royal Academy of Music, Kim has worked with artists like Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dennis O’Neill and Masaaki Suzuki. He has won awards ranging from the Les Auzuriales Prize in France to the Special Engagement Prize at the fourth International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera in Austria. He performed his recital debut at the Hollywell Music Room at Oxford and his operatic roles have included Menelao in Elena by Cavalli and Idamante in Mozart’s Idomeneo in Germany.
Tickets cost RMB 60 for adults and RMB 40 for students and can be purchased online. For more info, email email@example.com.
Dinner and Show at Green T. House Living
Green T. House Living is hosting a dinner and show on Thursday, May 22 with live music performances alongside a four-course contemporary Chinese dinner. The evening’s entertainment includes the Beijing Mozart Quartet, Modern Dance, and Live VDO Art. The evening starts at 6.30pm, with reservations required. 488 RMB/person. Call 6434 2519 or 136 0113 7132, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your places.
Shunyi Summer Camps
Eduwings Summer Camps
Eduwings has two camps this summer. The first theme is Water and Green Nature, featuring environmental activities, water games, and weekly field trips to green spots in Beijing. The second theme is Nature and Art Crafts, with daily creative and PE activities.
- Ages: 2-8
- Dates: June 30-July 18 (Water and Green Nature), July 21-August 15 (Nature and Arts and Crafts)
- Cost: RMB 1,600/week
- Contact: 6450 9712 or email@example.com
Positive Foundations School Summer Camp
Weekly themed fun at this summer camp, including Under the Sea, Safari Adventure and Space is the Place. Daily activities include: water play, arts & crafts, music, science and English language instruction. Meals include two daily snacks and lunch.
- Dates: June 16-July 11
- Time: 9am-3.30pm
- Cost: RMB 6,000
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
AEA Beijing Summer Camp at BSB Shunyi
The AEA Summer Camp provides daily youth leadership programs led by American camp counselors. Daily activities will be divided into 45-60-minute blocks and include outdoor sports, swimming, rock climbing and interest clubs.
- Ages: 4-12
- Dates: July 7-August 15
- Cost: RMB 3,380
- Contact: 8531 3285 or email@example.com
Space Engineering Summer Camp at BIBA
Beijing International Bilingual Academy’s space camp is suitable for students with strong math and science skills who are looking to explore space engineering; building, programming and testing in a fun environment. Students will learn about the moon and build prototype robots, culminating in a showcase for family and friends.
- Ages: Grades 6 to 9
- Dates: June 30-July 18
- Cost: RMB 14,000
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
King’s College London Summer School at Harrow Beijing
Co-organized by Harrow International School Beijing and King’s College London, this pre-university summer school is designed to help students develop a strong spirit of enquiry, build on their knowledge of a subject, and prepare them for university-level study. The program is academically intensive and offers courses in maths, physics and business and management. Application deadline is June 20, 2014.
- Ages: 16-18 (Year 11-13)
- Dates: August 4-15
- Cost: RMB 16,500
- Contact: 6444 8900 ext 6104 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.