Arts and Culture
Little Architect Course, Mar 17-Jun 6
Ages 4-12. Pingo Space’s The Little Architects course contains kid-friendly hands-on architectural projects. Kids will have the chance to build a bridge, design a house, make a blueprint, and much more! With a focus on solving real-world problems, this course shows kids how architects help shape and support strong communities. With tons of activities, kids will be soon building their dream! RMB 4,880 for 12-week courses. Pingo Space (WeChat ID: pingocs; email@example.com).
Chinese Summer Camp, early Jun to late Aug
Ages 8+. That’s Mandarin once again runs a Chinese summer camp from June to August, with a variety of programs to choose from. It provides a fun and safe environment for your children to experience China for the first time. Kids will be guided by top teachers to get a chance to participate in engaging Mandarin classes and join in cultural activities. That’s Mandarin (8448 9799 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The SLab’s [Movie Making] Summer Camp, June 18-Aug 10
Ages 8+. Green T. House in Shunyi is hosting The SLab’s [Movie Making] Summer Camp programs, in which they will work with students on the entire process of shooting a short film. Students experiment with scriptwriting, filming, directing, acting, and editing, exploring their creativity through a variety of teamwork activities. Professional equipment is provided, but students should bring in iPads or computers if possible. Limited to 10 students per class. RMB 4,888 (lunch included). The SLab (156 0120 1550; email@example.com).
Fashion Design Camp at the SLab, July 2-Aug 3
Ages 7+. The SLab is running weekly Fashion Design camps: in [Sewing 101], students will learn how to design, operate sewing machines, and construct a bag; in [Fabric Printing, Embroidery, & Decorating] camp, students will be able to experiment with creative ways of embellishment; the [Accessories Design] workshop explores a wide array of ways students can design and create their own jewelry and accessories through leatherwork, beading, and wire-wrapping. RMB 2,888 per week. The SLab (156 0120 1550; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Claude Monet and the Impressionist Movement, June 19-22, Jul 16-20
Ages 5+. Oscar-Claude Monet (known just as Claude Monet) was one of the most important French painters associated with the Impressionist movement. During this camp, kids will discover Monet and his place in art history, learn all about the Impressionist movement, and develop different techniques to create impressionist artworks. RMB 1,800 (ages 5-8), RMB 2,200 (ages 9+). Atelier Shunyi (5886 4243; email@example.com; WeChat: ateliershunyi).
Henri Rousseau and His Post-Impressionist Jungle World, July 9-13, Aug 13-17
Age 5+. French artist Henri Rousseau is mostly known for his richly colored and detailed paintings of lush jungles with wild beasts and exotic flowers. During this week, kids will discover the wonderful world of Rousseau. Each day, inspired by one artwork of the artist, they will learn new painting techniques and drawings skills, and discover how to create a painting and to improve creativity. RMB 1,800 (ages 5-8), RMB 2,200 (ages 9+). Atelier Shunyi (5886 4243; firstname.lastname@example.org; WeChat: ateliershunyi).
Explore Patterns through Art History and Architecture, July 2-6, Aug 27-31
Ages 9+. This is an Atelier Signature Camp, a unique creation of Atelier Art School and Atelier Fablab combining art and engineering. Students learn how to use the laser cutting machines to create stamps and paper-cuts, and develop their personal projects following their inspiration. During this camp, students will explore art history and architecture to learn and experiment different ways to create and use patterns. RMB 4,000. Atelier Sanlitun (6416 1614; email@example.com; WeChat: atelier_apas).
Marine Science STEAM program, July 16-27
Grades 3-5. Keystone Summer Archway Marine Science STEAM Program is a bilingual program, and students’ learning is inquiry-based: they will work with the teachers to observe closely, ask good questions, investigate actively, and find answers to their own questions. During two weeks, 30 students will learn a lot about marine organisms and join interesting activities including diving and a sleepover in the aquarium. In doing so, they will achieve an understanding of the importance of environmental conservation. It is an important goal for the program that participants become more aware of these issues and more environmentally friendly in their lifestyle. RMB 12,900. Keystone Academy (8049 6008 ext. 2777 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Archway English Immersion Program, July 16-Aug 3
Grades 3-11. Keystone English Immersion program is designed for non-native English speaking students currently at or interested in attending a local private school or going abroad. During this 3-week program, 130 students will be divided into 9 classes, to develop a strong proficiency in their academic English ability in the arts, sciences, and humanities. By participating in activity-based learning opportunities both in and outside the classroom, students will be well prepared for Keystone Academy and its peer institutions, and also develop and strengthen a genuine interest in learning as a personal quality. RMB 16,900. Keystone Academy (8049 6008 ext. 2777 or email@example.com).
BIBA STEAM Summer Program, starts from early Jun
Grades 1-5. Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) is implementing their very first summer program, exclusive to BIBA elementary students this July 2018. BIBA has invited innovative and highly trained teachers from High Tech High Elementary in San Diego, US, where the film “Most Likely to Succeed” was filmed, to run a highly creative and educational STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) summer program. The students will experience 2 weeks of fun in a project-based learning environment. RMB 6,000 per student per week. BIBA (8041 0390; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Microcosmos: An Adventure in the Insect World, June 25-29
Ages 9+. During this week of camp, the students will discover different habitats and which kind of insects lives in there. Inspired by the 5-time award-winning movie Microcosmos, People of the Grass, they will recreate it through modeling diverse landscapes and make electronic moving insects interact in those habitats. The students will have the opportunity to visit an insect museum and learn more about all kinds of bugs. After observation and learning about insects, students will create simple moving insect robots to test on different terrains. RMB 4,000. Atelier Sanlitun (6416 1614; email@example.com; WeChat: atelier_apas).
Harrow Beijing Summer Programme 2018, July 23-Aug 3
Ages 6-11. Harrow Beijing integrates STEM and leadership classes into the summer school curriculum and continues to offer the Harrow experience with a focus on English. The summer program is designed for age 6-11 students who would like to improve their English proficiency and have a taste of international/British education in Harrow Beijing campus. RMB 18,600 per person for day students (lunch and materials included). Harrow Beijing (6444 8900 ext. 6851; firstname.lastname@example.org).
2018 CISB Summer Camp, June 25-Aug 3
Grades 5-12. The Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) once again offers English and Chinese camps this year. Under the “Summer Enhancement program,” a separate entity, CISB will offer SSAT training for middle school students and SAT training for high school students. RMB 24,800-25,800. Canadian International School of Beijing (6465 7788; summeradmissions@CISBeijing.com).
Hyde Academy Summer School, July 16-Aug 10
Grades 1-9. Hyde Academy’s Summer School is designed to give students a short-term international immersion experience. All classes are taught in English (with support from bilingual speakers as needed) and the daily schedule includes a variety of academic classes. Both elementary and middle school students have an opportunity to work on a range of projects, discussions, and assessments that hone their critical and creative thinking skills in a positive and supportive environment. RMB 9,600 for two weeks (full-day); RMB 18,000 for four weeks (full-day). Hyde Academy (8046 3886; email@example.com).
Da Vinci and Mechanical Engineering, July 9-13, July 16-20
Ages 6+. Leonardo Da Vinci may be famous for his Mona Lisa, but he spent more time working on scientific and technological inventions. During this 5-half-day camp, students will discover the wonderful world of mechanics through Da Vinci’s experiments and discoveries. Students will learn how to make different types of mechanisms, imagine the inventions that could change the course of history and create their own moving machines. RMB 2,000 (ages6-8), RMB 2,500 (ages 9+). Atelier Shunyi (5886 4243; firstname.lastname@example.org; WeChat: ateliershunyi).
Isaac Newton and Laws of Gravitation and Motions, June 19-22, Aug 20-24
Ages 6+. Isaac Newton is one of the most famous scientists of all time; most people know him for the fundamental laws of mechanics. During this camp, students will learn about Newton’s discoveries, the laws of mechanics, and build their own water-propelled rocket in a mix of theory and experimentation. RMB 2,000 (ages 6-8), RMB 2,500 (ages 9+). Atelier Shunyi (5886 4243; email@example.com; WeChat: ateliershunyi).
Thomas Edison and the Basics of Electronics, July 2-6, Aug 27-31
Ages 6+. Thomas Edison is a famous inventor and businessman, considered to be the greatest inventor of the US. During this camp, students will discover his life and famous inventions, like the telegraph and the light bulb. After an introduction to the principles of electricity, students will start to build electronic circuits, and design a telegraph and a light bulb. RMB 2,000 (ages 6-8), RMB 2,500 (ages 9+). Atelier Shunyi (5886 4243; firstname.lastname@example.org; WeChat: ateliershunyi).
South America Football Academy Summer Football Training, June 17-Jul 23
Ages 10-13. SAFA has two 9-day clinics coming up this summer. The clinic will offer the children who enroll a chance to train in Spain with experienced professional Real Madrid Foundation coaches, which provides an inside look at the daily life of an Academy player. The clinics in June and July will be divided into the following components: training with Real Madrid Foundation coaches at top facilities; playing competitive friendly matches; attending professional matches; touring professional stadiums and facilities such as Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and sightseeing and visiting cultural attractions. South America Football Academy (8572 2785; email@example.com).
Lax for Kids Spring and Summer Season, Until July 31
Ages 7+. Lax for Kids is a youth development program to grow the game of Lacrosse in China. They train kids the fundamentals to play in a real lacrosse game environment. Coaches are bilingual and the course will be taught mostly in English to help children improve their English speaking. RMB 4,500 (Starter package: 8 sessions); RMB 7,500 (Season package: 15 sessions); RMB 13,000 (Lax pro package: 30 sessions). Each package and session can be used until December 31, 2018, and comes with a lacrosse stick, a lacrosse ball, and a training jersey. Check the website for registration.
Falcons Basketball Summer Camp, June 25-Aug 3
Ages 5-7. This summer, Falcons are offering 6 weeks of basketball camp at The British School of Beijing (BSB), Shunyi. The camp will introduce the fundamentals of the game and provide a positive, competitive environment to excite kids about the game of basketball. FIBA-licensed coaches from Euro, Canada and US will be working with players during the summer camp. RMB 2,400-4,600. BSB, Shunyi campus (WeChat: jordantuhui; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Flips & Kicks Summer Camp, July 2-Aug 10
Ages 4-12. Adventure Zone and Kerry Sports, together with Flips & Kicks Plus, are offering Breezy Summer Camp to energize the body and mind of kids. Boost your skills in this multi-sports program offering fun sports such gymnastics, martial arts, swimming, fencing, and more. Their expert English-speaking coaches will guide and train kids to be the best they can be while ensuring that they are having a fun and safe experience. Then, Adventure Zone playtime awaits with giant slides, ball pit, suspension bridges, multi-level challenges, and more! RMB 3,200-4,500. Kerry Hotel (8565 2460; email@example.com).
Rising Warrior Kung Fu Training Camp, Jul 28-Aug 5
Being a warrior isn’t about how many fights you’ve had or how tough your skin is. It’s about facing all of life’s challenges head-on, staying strong in mind, body and spirit at all times and never giving up, no matter what obstacles you face. That’s exactly what parents and children will get the opportunity to do with the Rising Warrior Kung Fu Camp, held at the Tagou Martial Arts Academy in Dengfeng, Henan. As well as learning Shaolin martial arts, this program also features plenty of social and cultural activities, making it suitable for children and parents alike! RMB 10,888 per parent-child pair. CK Martial Hearts (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ckmartialhearts.com.
Fun and Outdoors
3e Summer Camp, June 17-22
Ages 6-12 years. Paris, one of the world’s foremost art and cultural capitals, provides the perfect location to ignite children’s learning and creativity, and further reinforce 3e’s core value of experiential learning. This exclusive tour provides children and families with a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes experience! EUR 2,573 per person (excluding insurance, international flights, and visas). 3e International School (6437 3344 ext. 107; email@example.com).
Imagine Festival: The Outdoor Week, June 25-29
Ages 8+. Three day-trips and one overnight camp, all in one week! Over five days, kids will experience tons of Imagine’s most exciting activities in wonderful locations all around Beijing. For the first three days, they take kids on buses from Beijing out to nature, back in time for dinner at home each night. Then on Days Four and Five, students will camp overnight, returning on Friday afternoon. The activities include water sports and strategy games, bubble football, a water fight, a Pirate Treasure Hunt, long-range archery, parkour, trampolining, an obstacle course, and a Survival Day and Civilization Game. RMB 4,000. Imagine (5739 4933 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Camp in Eduwings, July 2-20
Aged 2-8. This year’s summer camp at Eduwings Kindergarten will be all about the rainforest. They offer many exciting and fun hands-on activities about the animals living in the rainforest, as well as its vegetation and climate. Outdoor play and field trips will be an integral part of the program. RMB 2,400 per week. Eduwings Kindergarten (6450 8384; email@example.com).
IDEAS 2018 U-Motion Camp, July 15-28
Ages 15-17. The IDEAS 2018 U-Motion camp is jointly organized by IDEAS Camp Education and UWC Changshu China. It will take place at the United World Colleges China campus in Changshu, Suzhou. The campus is located at Kuncheng Lake in Changshu. U-Motion camp offers a challenging experiential learning opportunity, as well as an immersive living environment for excellent global youth to learn about the world, to gain the ability of interdisciplinary learning and cross-cultural collaboration, to improve proactivity and productivity, and to maintain a global social network. RMB 22,800 (pay by March 31 to get RMB 1,000 off). IDEAS Camp (185 1070 5119).
The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten Summer Day Camp, July 2-Aug 4
Ages 1.5-6. The Children’s House Summer Camp at its Lufthansa Center, Central Park, Upper East Side, Sun Palace, and Easy Home campuses will be holding its summer day camp in Chinese and English, helping children build communication skills through sports, team games, and activities, as well as introducing camping and nature walks. Daily programs include nature arts and crafts, music, story tales, and lots more. RMB 2,000 (morning program), RMB 2,500 (half-day program), RMB 3,500 (full-day program). The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten (138 1083 8492; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pingo Space Survival Camp, July 23-Aug 3
Ages 7-14. This five-day, four-night camp at the scenic area in Huairou District is for kids who want to unplug and immerse in nature right near Beijing city center. Activities include raft building, shelter building, fire making, building an animal trap, water filtering, first-aid knowledge, and a lot more! RMB 7,980 (RMB 1,000 discount registering by March 31). Pingo Space (WeChat pingokefu).
2018 IDEAS Changshu Camp, July 29-Aug 11
Age 7-10. Campers will come to Changshu, a famous city with more than 3,000 years of history, and visit historic sites, including the Square Tower, the Tomb of Yanzi, the ancient city wall, and the Yan Park, to have a better understanding of the cities of the Wu Yue area. Campers will also experience traditional Chinese cultural activities including the tea ceremony, Chinese zither, calligraphy, and tai chi. Campers will participate in the Changshu Challenge in teams, in which they will compete to answer questions about the city along the way. RMB 18,600. IDEAS Camp (185 1070 5119).
Exploring Hawaii Summer Camp, July 2-6, Aug 6-10
Ages 5+. Well known for its extraordinary beauty and tropical climate, Hawaii is also a home of ferocious volcanic activity, which has had a major effect on the islands’ wildlife, as well as the culture and beliefs of the original Hawaiian people. During this camp, kids will explore all these different facets of Hawaiian life, discover Hawaiian art and culture, and create a body of work that conjures up the environment and spirit of the islands. RMB 1,800 (ages 5-8), RMB 2,200 (ages 9+). Atelier Shunyi (5886 4243; email@example.com; WeChat: ateliershunyi).
Photos: Courtesy of featured camp organizers
This article appeared on p54-56 of beijingkids April 2018 issue