School is out, Christmas and the New Year is approaching and you’re wondering what to do with the kids. Not to worry! If you want to avoid having your little and not so little ones hibernating at home the following winter camps have got you covered. Keep the kids active through learning and play this cold season!
BSB Shunyi Early Years Winter Camp, Dec 17 – Jan 4
This year The British School of Beijing Shunyi (BSB Shunyi) will run an Early Years Winter Camp from December 17 2018 until January 4 2019. With early bird discounts for sign ups before November 30, the camp is designed for parents who would like their children to brush up on their English or Mandarin while having fun.
BSB Shunyi will offer two programs for children aged between 2-6, one that focuses on English as a second language and the other on Mandarin. Age- and level-appropriate language lessons will take place in the mornings and a range of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, and story time will be offered in the afternoons.
Registration is now open and available to foreign passport holders for BSB and non-BSB students. Ages 2–6. Early bird discount RMB 4,500 (1 week) RMB 7,500 (2 weeks) RMB 9,500 (3 weeks). Normal Fees RMB 5,000 (1 week) RMB 8,000 (2 weeks) RMB 10,000 (3 wks). 9-3pm. British School of Beijing, Shunyi. Register before Dec 8 at email@example.com.
The SLab 101 Winter Camp, Dec 17 – Jan 4
Sign the up kids for learning and experimentation at The SLab. There will be something for all ages and interests over the winter break with four unique three-day camps which will range from sewing to movie-making classes. Join Jen and her team in a space that will ignite the imagination and build upon and introduce new skills, as well as provide a sanctuary for creative minds.
Kids can take their pick from some awesome workshops. These include Sewing 101, Metalsmithing 101, Movie-making and Movie Editing. In the first of the camps, students of eight and above will be taught how to prepare, cut, sew and creatively embellish their own drawstring bags. In the Metalsmithing workshop, kids of 12 and above will be given the opportunity to learn how to pierce, saw and finish metal pieces using brass and silver to create their own accessories.
If the subject of movies is more likely to get the kids’ creative juices flowing, both the movie-making and movie-editing workshops will provide ample time for students of 12 and above to hone movie industry skills such as scripting, planning, and producing, to learning foundational tools of editing techniques. All camps are inclusive of materials and lunch. Sewing 101 (Kids 8 +) RMB 1888. 10- 4pm. Metalsmithing 101(Kids 12 +) RMB 1,888. 10- 4pm. Movie-Making (Kids 8 +) RMB 2,400. 10- 4pm. Editing in iMovie (Kids 12 +) RMB 2,400. 10- 4pm. The Slab, 102, 15 Dongzhimen Outer Street. To register add on WeChat: JenPohland.
Flip and Kicks Plus Sports Winter Camp, Dec 17 – Jan 4
Flips and Kicks Plus, in collaboration with the Kerry Sports Center, are offering kids plentiful options to keep active this winter with fun multi-sports camps. Kids get to jump, hoop, and plunge their way into sporty fun with activities ranging from Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Swimming, Fencing, and much more!
All classes will be facilitated by expert sports coaches and split into age-appropriate groups; one for 4-7 year olds and one for 8-12 year olds. Ages 4 – 12. RMB 3,200 (Half day) RMB 4,500 (Full day including lunch). 9am – 12pm (Half day) 9am-2:30pm (Full day). Dec 17 – 21 (Block One) Dec 24 – 28 (Block Two) Dec 31 – Jan 4 (Block Three). Kerry Sports Center. For more information or to register please contact Kerry Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 8565 2460.
Atelier Fablab & Art Christmas Winter Camp, Dec 17 – Jan 5
Atelier Fablab will host two awesomely creative Christmas holiday camps this winter for students aged 6 and above. The first, inspired by the iconic Star Wars franchise, features a lightsaber building class, and the other introduces students to the Wild West through discovery of the American Railroads, a journey into the conquest of the West and the learning, coding, and designing of their very own Wild West virtual world!
These are some unique opportunities for kids to engage in topics they perhaps have not yet discovered while having fun and being creative. Morning classes will take place for the older kids and afternoon sessions for the little ones. Included in their extravaganza of winter offerings are three art camps, exploring Der Blaue Reiter(The Blue Rider), A Journey to the World of Native Americans, and Venice and its Carnival. Students will be given the opportunity to work on such techniques as sketching, collage, painting using watercolors and acrylics, and 3D modeling using cardboard; an in-depth look into the world of Art and all its color.
Ages 6 +, RMB 2000 – 4500. 9:30-12pm (morning session), 1-3pm (afternoon session.) December 17-January 5. Atelier Sanlitun Campus. For more information go to www.atelier.cn.com or call 6416 1614. WeChat: atelier_apas.
The Children’s House Montessori Kindergarten Winter Camp, Dec 17 – 28
The Children’s House Montessori School is offering a winter holiday filled with science experiments and winter animals. Kids will find out all about penguins, how they keep warm and why squirrels gather food. The immersive two-week camp will involve students following an array of winter animals and learning how they survive freezing temperatures in the first week and learning how to make a rainbow or rain cloud in a jar in the second.
During the two exciting weeks students will use hands-on techniques and experiments to indirectly learn about physics and chemistry and engage with stimulating new ways to learn through play and investigation. Will it be Winter Animals or Science Experiments? Or both? Time for the kids to go on an adventure that explores both nature and science! Ages 1.5 – 6. RMB 3,500 – 6,500. 9am-3pm. Dec 17-28. The Children’s House Montessori Kindergarten. For more information email@example.com or call 8556 4122.
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