ExploreAsia: Culture Camp for Kids
Monday, Jun. 17, 2019 – Friday, Jun. 21, 2019
09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Video Game Maker with Writers in the Schools (WITS) Digital
If you turned your favorite story into a video game, what would it look like?
In this design camp, bring your stories and poems to life and dive into traditions from India, China, and Japan. Showcase your projects at the end-of-camp celebration!
Recommended for students ages 9–12. Students must provide their own laptops (no tablets, please). Aftercare is available 3–5:30 p.m. for an additional fee.
For more information or to be added to the ExploreAsia email list, please email TXCamp@AsiaSociety.org.
About WITS Digital
Writers in the Schools (WITS), in partnership with Histrionix Learning Company, has implemented a new digital initiative in schools. WITS Digital is an innovative program that combines writing and game-based technologies, bridging the process of writing with that of game design. Through game play, students become creators versus consumers of media, using their writing as the foundation for design as a new method for publication.
"[My daughter] liked every part of the week. She became bereft Thursday afternoon knowing that it would come to an end." — Parent, Summer Camper
"How rewarding [it is] to find a place that brings the best of so many camps [...] and is able to also showcase the richness of Asia and its contributions." — Parent, Summer Camper
"My kids were very happy all week; every day for them was so much fun. They made very good friends. They enjoyed and appreciated the service and attention they received from each one of the instructors." — Parent, Summer Camper
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston.
About the Camp
Monday – Friday, June 10–14
Craft a story and build your own butai (storybook frame) to dive into a colorful world of your own making via the Japanese storytelling tradition of Kamishibai!
Recommended for students ages 7–12.
Monday – Friday, July 8–12
Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style, compete in sketching contests, and show off your work at camp Comic Con!
Recommended for students ages 9–14.
Amazing Asian Eats
Monday – Friday, July 29 – August 2
Travel across Asia as a globe-trotting foodie! Taste and cook foods from India, Thailand, China, Korea, and Japan, and create a food stand for an Asian night market!
Recommended for students ages 6–9. Not recommended for children with food allergies or food sensitivities.
Monday – Friday, August 5–9
Learn hot new choreography, dance the day away to the latest hits, and experience the life of a K-pop star!
Recommended for students ages 9–12.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- Early Bird Special (through March 31): $275 Members, $325 Nonmembers | Regular Pricing: $300 Members, $350 Nonmember
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
- Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.
Special Offers / Dining
An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
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