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2016 Fun Summer Workshops and Activities for Your Kids in Manila

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes endless excitement for kids. Gone are the days of homework and waking up early to go to school. Instead, it’s time for playing and having fun all hours of the day. But just because school is temporarily over doesn’t mean that learning should stop for your children. Summer is the perfect time to combine a whole lot of fun activities and learning through summer classes for kids.

The following is a list of summer classes and workshops happening this year in Manila for any and every skill and interest. Whatever hobby or passion your child has, there are a fun and enriching program that would suit their needs.

SPORTS

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Milo Sports Clinic

One of the longest running summer sports camps in the Philippines, the Milo Sports Clinic is offered all over the country. Kids can choose from 17 sports programs including basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and touch rugby among others.

What: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Chess, Football, Gymnastics, Karatedo, Ice Skating, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball
Registration: Ongoing nationwide
For more info: Website

Futbol Funatics

It’s not just about football; it ’s also about fun! Apart from legwork and footwork, kids will also learn teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship. Enrollees will be divided according to age bracket and skill-level for maximum learning.

What: Beckham Buddies, Messi Magicians, Ronaldo Runners, Cannavaro Captains
Who: Kids and teens 3-17 years old of all skill levels
Where: Ayala Alabang, Paranaque, Makati, Ortigas, Bonifacio Global City, Cavite, Cebu
When: April 2 onwards
Fees: P3000 for 10 sessions, P600 uniform fee for 2 jerseys
Registration: open while slots are available; walk-ins are discouraged
For more info: Website

DANCE

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Ballet Philippines

As one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the country, Ballet Philippines’ summer workshop imbibes the company’s values of excellence and innovation to its students. The program culminates with a grand recital at the CCP Main Theatre for a truly memorable experience for the participants.

What: Baby Ballet, Pre-Beginners, Modern & Contemporary Ballet, Hip Hop for Kids and Teens
Who: everyone ages 4 and up, of all skill levels
Where: Cultural Center of the Philippines, SM Aura
When: April 4-May 22
Fees: starts at P16,300
Registration: slot reservations are open until the first week of April
For more info: Website 

Acts Dance and Arts Academy

Now in its 12th year, Acts is raising the bar in summer dance workshops with extensive hip-hop offerings for kids (and adults!) of all ages. With its wide range of genres, your kiddos can pick which interests them the most for maximized learning and fun. The workshop culminates in a dance recital on June 11 where they can showcase their newly developed skills.

What: Hip Hop Kids, Femme Hip Hop, Lyrical Hip Hop, Contemporary Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Baby Ballet
Who: dance enthusiasts 3 years old and up
Where: Shaw Boulevard
When: March 28-April 23 for Batch 1, April 25-May 21 for Batch 2
Fees: P4500 for 12 sessions, P5500 for 16 sessions
Registration: open while slots are available; walk-ins are accepted depending on slot availability
For more info: Facebook

Brewing Point Dance Studio

Keep your tot on their toes all summer long with dance classes. Brewing Point offers different genres of street dance, as well as choreography classes for the more advanced dancers. The program concludes in a dance showcase in the Meralco Theatre, no less!

What: Jazz Funk Kids, Hip Hop Kids, Intermediate Choreography, Urban Dance, Popping, Locking, Collab Class
Who: kids 3-12 years old
When: April 4-30 for Batch 1, May 4-31 for Batch 2
Where: Tierra Pura, Tandang Sora
Fees: P4500 for 1 class, P8500 for 2 classes, P12500 for 3 classes
Registration: open until 2nd week of classes
For more info: Facebook

PERFORMING ARTS

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PETA 

The Philippine Educational Theater Association is not just for the performing arts; they are for advocacy as well. This rings true in their summer workshops where they aim to raise development through theater. The unique program culminates with a production created by each class, giving them a well-rounded theater experience.

What: Children’s Theater 1, Children’s Theater 2, Teen Theater
Who: kids and teens 6-16 years old
Where: PETA Theater Center, New Manila
When: April 4 onwards
Fees: P10000 (14 sessions for Children’s Theater 1&2, 16 sessions for Teen Theater)
Registration: open until March 28
For more info: Website

Trumpets Playshop

Get your child ready for the stage or the camera with these fun summer classes for kids. Whether it be drama, dance, or public speaking, Trumpets has a fun program that would train your kids and hone their skills.

What: Children’s Theater, Children’s Musical Theater, Musical Theater for Teens and Adults, Streetdance for Kids and Teens, Public Speaking and Hosting, Modeling
Who: kids and teens 3-19 years old
Where: The Podium, Alabang, Bonifacio Global City
When: April 4 onwards
Fees: starts at P4500
Registration: open until April 4
For more info: Facebook

Kids Acts Philippines Musical Theater Workshop

Kids learn to act, sing, and dance in this fun theater program. Participants also stage a full-class production of The Emperor’s New Clothes at the St. Cecilia’s Hall, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn about collaboration and teamwork while letting their creativity flow.

What: Kinder Theater, Children’s Theater, Junior Theater, Teen Theater
Who: kids and teens 3-17 years old
Where: Pasong Tamo, Makati
When: March 30-May 27
Fees: P12000
Registration: open until March 30
For more info: Facebook

VISUAL ARTS, FASHION, & CRAFTS

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Museo Pambata Art’s Cool

Start your future artist here, with both basic and specialized classes, where they can learn different techniques while having loads of fun.

What: Visual Arts, Serigraphy & Printmaking, Creative Writing, Cooking
Who: Everyone age 4 years old and up
When: Starts April 12
Where: Museo Pambata, Manila
Fees: fees start at P2500
Registration: Reserve a slot through info@museopambata.org  by calling 523-1797/98 loc. 103
For more info: Website

Kids at Art

Learn drawing, painting, and pottery all summer under the wings of expert art educators and practitioners. Now in its 24th year, the workshop continues to practice an age-centered teaching approach, making art more fun and accessible to kids. They also offer a unique course in pottery, complete with clay firing done at the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts.

What: Art Workshops, Pottery, and Clay Sculpture
Who: Kids 5-12 years old
When: Starts April 5
Where: Timog Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, SM Center Pasig
Fees: P6500 for 8 sessions
Registration: open while slots are available
For more info: Website

Ayala Museum

This summer, the Ayala Museum brings colorful Filipino festivals into the classroom. Through the different traditions and stories of our favorite fiestas, kids will draw, craft, paint, and create mini masterpieces that not only familiarize them with our culture but also train their visual skills.

What: ST’ART Summer Arts & Crafts Workshops for Kids
Who: Kids 7-12 years old
Fees: P4550 for 7 sessions, P650 for 1 session

What: Mommy and Me Sensory Art Workshops for Young Ones
Who: Kids 2-6 years old
Fees: P5250 for 7 sessions, P750 for 1 session

When: April 9-May 28
Where: Ayala Museum
Registration: Slot reservations for season pass and individual sessions are open until the first week of April
For more info: Website

School of Fashion and the Arts

If you see fashion design in your child’s future, enroll them in SoFa’s fashion construction program, where students learn the basics of designing from drawing figures to rendering.

What: Fashion Construction for Teens, Fashion Design for Kids
When: April 4-May 20, March 28-May 2
Where: SoFa, Makati
Fees: P20000 for teens program, P14500 for kids program
Registration: Open until April 1
For more info: Website

CULINARY ARTS

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CCA Manila Young Chef’s Bootcamp

Get a diverse and hands-on experience in these intensive culinary summer classes for kids. Participants learn different recipes while gaining familiarity and confidence in the kitchen.

What: The Little Chefs Program, Baking 101, My Ultimate Comfort Foods, Cooking My Way through Asia, Junior Culinary & Baking Essentials
Who: Aspiring cooks 5-16 years old
When: classes start March 24 onward
Where: CCA, Katipunan
Registration: Reservations are accepted until one week before class starts
For more info: Website

Tiny Kitchen

It’s Tiny Kitchen’s 18th year training kids and teens in the way of the culinary world. This year, it expands its course offerings from the basics to classes such as Around the World, Just Deserts, and Flavors of Europe, giving your tiny chefs a whole lot to learn!

What: Tiny Kitchen 1, Tiny Kitchen 1 Advanced, Basic Course, Basic Teens, Advanced, + more advanced classes
Who: cooking enthusiasts 4-19 years old
When: March onwards
Where: Quezon City
Fees: starts at P7250
Registration: By reservation only, until slots are available
For more info: Website

Heny Sison Little Chefs

This kid-friendly, hands-on program not only teaches kids different recipes, but it also allows them to create together, making for a more fun experience. The goal of the classes is for kids to gain enough confidence with different techniques to experiment and create on their own.

What: Baking Workshop, Cooking Workshop
Who: Kids 5-12 years old
When: April 7-9, April 28-30
Where: Quezon City
Fees: P9600
Registration: Reservations are open until a week before class starts
For more info: Website

Sweet Success

If your child is interested in cooking and baking, these short but sweet workshops may be a good appetizer for the real thing. Get them making their favorites on their own or creating new ones with the recipes and techniques they’re sure to learn

What: Cooking, Baking, Decorating
Who: kids 5-15 years old
When: April 4-May 28, by batches
Where: Binondo, Manila
Fees: starts at P2250
Registration: Reservations are encouraged at least 1 week before classes
For more info: Facebook

WHOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT

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Camp Adobo

Camp Adobo is an annual Filipino themed summer camp program for kids. This year, they are focusing on one of the Pinoy’s favorite things of all time: food. Through various exposure activities, such as rice threshing, fishing, and making tsokolate, kids learn not only the value of work but also the cultural richness of our cuisine.

What: Mangan Ta Na Summer Food and Adventure Camp
Who: kids 8-14 years old
When: April 28-May 1
Where: Pampanga
Registration: open until April 15
For more info: Facebook

CISV Minicamp

The Children’s International Summer Villages is an international organization that aims to create a dialogue and exchange between the youth from all over the world. Through the summer mini-camps, kids can develop social and personal awareness of the world around them, and learn how to become better advocates of peace through different unique activities and discussions.

What: 9-11 Minicamp, 12-14 Minicamp, 15-17 Minicamp
Who: kids and teens 9-17 years old
When: April 27-May 1, May 19-May 22
Where: Laguna & Batangas
Fees: P9500
Registration: still closed; reservation dates will be announced by March 16
For more info: Website

Enderun Colleges’ The Study

In this 10-day program, kids develop different aspects of their personalities through activities that focus on entrepreneurial, analytical, creative, and social skills. They will engage in both artistic and scientific projects, as well as personal development and social courses.

What: Summer Camp
Who: kids 7-12 years old
When: April 11-30, May 9-29
Where: The Fort, The Podium
Fees: P15000 for 10 days
Registration: open while slots last
For more info: Website

One thought on “2016 Fun Summer Workshops and Activities for Your Kids in Manila”

  1. Jeanette Co
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