The school year is coming to an end and summer plans are being made. If you're in Shanghai during the summer holidays, why not consider one of the many camps on offer? Whether your child is looking to critique their sporting skills, become immersed in the arts or concentrate on their academic study, you'll find it here. This list will continue to grow as we move closer to the holidays, so save it and refer back to see what else is being offered.
General Activity Camps
Cubs Club Camp by Sportsworld 童励
The cubs (campers) will experience an extraordinary camp designed for children to develop a deeper self-awareness while they are having fun, playing games and participating in some structured activities. The Cubs Club Camp is a non-competitive program that will show the importance of intuitive learning, body awareness, self-care, self-awareness and self-expression. Co-creating activities, arts, games and sports will help children to improve their confidence and self-esteem. Cubs Club Camp is designed for children ages 2.5-5. This camp will be available in two locations around Shanghai, daily from 10am-4pm.
June 25-Aug 24, 10am-4pm; RMB3,130 per week. Ages 2.5-5. See further information and registration here.
Explore Camp by Sportsworld 童励
Children will get a kick out of this fun camp designed to positively impact their development, helping them to become confident, capable and independent. They will be shown the importance of a healthy lifestyle and ignite a passion for sports and being active. Fun games, activities, sports and creative classes will provide a challenging environment to help kids improve their skills and understand friendly competition. Explore Camp is designed for children ages 4-6 who are not yet in primary school. This camp will be available in five locations around Shanghai.
Times available depend on location. June 18-Aug 24, 9am-3pm and 9am-5pm; RMB2,830-3,530 per week. Ages 4-6. See further information and registration here.
Active Camp by Sportsworld 童励
This is the ultimate active summer camp and is ideal for children of all abilities, who want to have a lot of fun while being exposed to a variety of classes, sports and activities. Our camp’s goal is to help children continue to become confident, capable and independent children. We aim to build on their existing physical development, exploring different sports and games in a fun environment and from time to time with friendly competition. We also have a number of specialist classes to challenge their team work skills, improve social interaction and more. Active Camp is designed for children ages 7-10 who are in primary school. This camp will be available in five locations around Shanghai.
Times available depend on location. June 18-Aug 24, 9am-3pm and 9am-5pm; RMB2,830-3,530 per week. Ages 7-10. See further information and registration here.
Independent Summer Camp by Wiseeker
This is a week-long independent camp where participants stay onsite for the duration. The camp faculty includes experienced teachers along with an accomplished polar explorer. Activities will include: survival skills, traditional and new sports, kayaking, water parks, campfire party and fireworks show. There will also be various indoor and outdoor classes taught in English. Join this American summer camp without going abroad. Participants can select from two pickup locations: Hongqiao Airport & Station or Pudong Century Park where they will be transported to Wiseeker Summer Camp in Jiangsu, Nantong. Suitable for children ages 7-15.
July 2-Aug 26 (each camp session is one week), RMB7,200-7,800. Ages 7-15. See further information and registration here.
Tennis Camp by Rise Tennis Academy
Don't miss this opportunity to take your tennis to the next level. Rise Tennis Academy will run their tennis camp over the summer, which will include intensive tennis training and their summer competition league. Choose between yellow, green or orange ball training sessions over one day or one week. This camp is suitable for players aged 7 and above.
June 18-Aug 10, 9am-12pm (yellow ball), 10am-12pm (green & orange ball), 2pm-4pm (competition); RMB388-488 (daily), RMB788-2,888 (weekly). Ages 7 and above. See further information and registration here.
Mixed Sports Camp by Sport for Life
Sport for Life has 14 years’ experience running holiday camps in Shanghai. Their mixed sport camps are taught in English with experienced, international coaches. Children will learn new sports, gain new skills and make new friends while having fun. The Sport for Life camp offers a range of activities such as soccer, swimming, tennis, dancing, basketball, arts & crafts and dodgeball. Choose between half days 9am-12pm and full days 9am-3pm, where lunch can be ordered. Their camps are available in four locations. In Pudong: Regency Park and EtonHouse. In Puxi: Yanlord Riverside Garden and Lakeside Ville. The camps are suitable for children ages 4-12 (half days) and 6-12 (full days).
Dates vary depending on location. June 25-Aug 24, 9am-12pm; RMB1,600 per week. Ages 4-12. 9am-3pm; RMB2,700 per week. Ages 6-12. See further information and registration here.
Tennis Academy by CETA Tennis
With 14 years’ experience, China Elite Tennis Academy provides private tennis coaching in Shanghai. They offer a variety of clinics and services that caters to children of all ages from recreational level to international competitive level. This camp will also provide the standard needed for those players desiring a pathway to becoming a professional player and athlete. The tennis academy will be held in two locations: Dongjiao State Hotel, Pudong and Cypress Longbai Hotel, Puxi. The camp is suitable for children ages 6-14.
June 25-Aug 17, Half days: 9:45am-1pm; RMB1,388 (one week), RMB5,200 (four weeks), RMB9,900 (eight weeks); Full days: 9:45am-3pm; RMB2,488 (one week), RMB9,400 (four weeks), RMB17,900 (eight weeks). Ages 6-14. See further information and registration here.
Soccer Academy by Ebbe Sand
Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy is a high-performance academy inspired by Danish, German and Spanish soccer practices. In order to deliver their high-performance training, all ESSA coaches use the SPD manual (Structure, Progression, Development), which ensures the best training and progress for all players on all levels. This also guarantees consistent high-performance coaching is delivered. The camp is suitable for children ages 6-14.
June 25-Aug 17, 9:45am-1pm; RMB1,388 (one week), RMB2,600 (two weeks), RMB5,000 (four weeks). Ages 6-14. See further information and registration here.
Summer Swim Camp 2018 at Dulwich College
This swimming camp at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is running from August 9-12. For children ages 6-12, this camp offers four, 45-minute classes over four days and is suitable for swimmers at beginner, intermediate and advanced level. There are three sessions available each day, 9am-9:45am, 10am-10:45am and 11am-11:45am.
The Earthquakes professional coaching staff is offering a fantastic opportunity to all Shanghai players. The training will be held outdoor at Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong campus, with indoor facilities available for cooling breaks. Don’t miss this opportunity for your child to engage in fun, challenging soccer games and meet new friends. This camp will be offered three times during the summer and is suitable for children ages 5-12 years, at 9.30am-2.30pm each day.
Music and Arts Camps
Mindful Arts Summer Camp
The Mindful Arts Summer Camp will allow your child to relax, explore and develop their creativity, independence and focus through a range of engaging activities. Facilitated by two qualified and experienced British teachers, the mindfulness and art activities will be based on six different themes changing over a two-week period. The key theme for each week will be woven into activities that include: meditation and yoga, arts and crafts, mindfulness, food preparation and nature walking. There is the option to include lunch at an additional fee of RMB48. This camp is appropriate for two age groups 3-6 and 7-12.
Fasionista Camp by Calin Fashion Academy
Fashionista Summer Camp is open to all young fashion lovers and aspiring fashion designers. The program offers a complete experience for young fashionistas. They will learn how to draw a fashion silhouette, develop a creative fashion collection and choose suitable fabrics for their designs. Then, they will produce one outfit and gain insight into draping and sewing techniques. There will be a professional photoshoot at the end of the camp where the young fashionistas will learn modeling, makeup and styling skills. They will also model their designs. We encourage all the young fashionistas to become inspired, to experiment, to play and to experience this fabulous mix of creativity, beauty, fashion, style, color and art! Each camp session will run for a duration of two weeks, held at the Calin Fashion Academy in Puxi. Healthy snacks will be provided. Suitable for children aged 11 and above.
June 25-Aug 3, 9am-1pm; RMB12,000 (two weeks). See further information and registration here.
Grandparent & Grandchild Camp by Bookends
A typical camp day will involve a range of fun creative arts and movement activities and interactions with professional musicians, artists and dancers to nurture your child’s math, science, reading and language skills. Children will work in small groups with grandparents to create drawings, paintings and illustrations, 3D models, musical compositions, dance pieces along with costumes and sets for their end-of-session performance. There are two sessions available for this unique intergenerational camp. Session 1. Magical Music & Movement will have participants creating simple musical compositions set to stories of their own imagination. Session 2. Dazzling Design & Dance will have campers learning 2D art and drawing followed by 3D model building activities. Children ages 3-5 (pre-1st Grade) will attend the camp from 9am-3:15pm daily and grandparents will join two afternoons per week from 12:30pm-3:15pm. Each session will run for two weeks.
July 2-13 and July 16-27, 9am-3:15pm; RMB7,188 per two week session (Early bird RMB6,888 if registered and paid before May 31). Ages 3-5. See further information and registration here.
Summer Art Camp at Marco & Mari
Combining developmental psychology and the latest neuroscience research, Marco & Mari International Children's Daycare has created a program focusing on an age-appropriate and detail-developmental learning experience. Most importantly their program is full of fun and playful activities.
July 1-Aug 31, RMB2,500 per week or RMB8,500 per month. Ages 3-6. Marco & Mari International Daycare. To register, call 400 176 0534
Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard at Nord Anglia
This summer camp offers immersive experiences in music, dance and drama to students from around the world. With three tailored programs offered in Geneva, Florida and Shanghai, students have a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from artist faculty from the Juilliard School, the world's leader in arts education. Students will develop and explore their creative talent through their unique programs, specially designed for young artists ages 10-18. With a daily routine of rehearsals, private instruction, workshops and outdoor activities, students are exposed to an array of people, cultures and arts from around the world. The next talented musician may be out there, waiting to be discovered!
July 2-15, USD6,000 (boarding); USD4,500 (day student). Ages 12-18. Nord Anglia Chinese International School. Register here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2403 8800 ext 4075.
2018 Sun Island Summer Camp at The Mahota
Three years since its foundation, Sun Island Resorts is running another summer camp for those interested in golf, equestrian and handicrafts. With five-star facilities, this six-day camp includes three meals per day to keep the children sustained. After class, children will have the opportunity to play, where they can enjoy the spacious lawn and sandpits. Upon completion of the camp, each participant will receive certificates in golfing, equestrian and handicrafts. Suitable for children ages 7-14.
June 18-23, RMB7,588. Ages 7-14. 2588 Shentai Lu, by Ximao He, Zhujiajiao. To register, call 6186 9650.
Academic & Learning Camps
2018 World Exploration Camp at YK Pao School
With English as the primary language of instruction, the camp centers on the concept of learning as a journey of exploration, aiming to cultivate students' curiosity about the world around them. By encouraging a proactive approach to learning, World Exploration Camp helps students build practical problem-solving skills that will benefit them well in the future. In addition to major subjects, the camp includes many other courses, such as traditional Chinese art, dance, frisbee and swimming. There are also multiple evening activities every day, such as watching movies and capture-the-flag.
July 7-18 and July 21-Aug 1. Pao School Songjiang Campus. To register, call 61671999 ext 8305.
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