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ExploreAsia: Culture Camp for Kids

Manga Style!
ExploreAsia: Culture Camp for Kids (Jeff Fantich)

ExploreAsia camps are designed to engage students with Asian art, culture, and history.

Manga has found a devoted audience of all ages outside of its native Japan because of its dynamic images and complex storytelling. While manga is known for genres like magical girls, giant robots, and larger-than-life heroes and villains, its origins go back as far as the 1940s. Campers will study the evolution of the medium and will explore the budding industries in Korea, China, and other Asian countries. We will compare eastern comics to western comics and explore representation of Asian cultures in each while learning composition and storytelling to create our own short stories. This camp is recommended for students ages 9-14.

For more information, or to be added to the ExploreAsia email list, please contact Sarah Collins at 713.496.9914 or [email protected].

Download our flyer to learn more about all of our summer programs for students.



$225 Members, $275 Nonmembers
For each camp session, a $30 discount will be applied per additional child registered.

Learn more about membership at Asia Society.


About the Instructor

Sarah Collins is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Asia Society Texas Center, where she plans educational programs for families and adults, trains docents, and creates exhibition-related lesson plans tethered to K-12 curriculum. She received a BFA in Studio Art and an MA in Museum Studies from Texas Tech University and has worked in museums as both a curator and educator for nine years, as well as exhibited her artwork and worked with freelance clients. She is dedicated to educating students of all ages to become globally competent citizens through understanding art and diverse cultures. Sarah grew up reading manga and is excited to share her love of the medium with campers.


Additional Camps

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The Dances of India
Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16

Unveiling the East
Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30

Oceanic Adventure
Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28

The Dances of China
Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18

Download our flyer to learn more about all of our summer programs for students.


Related Links

ExploreAsia Camps' Fourth Year Builds Citizens for the Future

Summer Camps Explore Asian Dynasties and Marvels of Modern Asia

Summer Camp's Second Year a Success

Texas Center Inaugurates ExploreAsia: CultureCamp for Kids


Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation and Neiman Marcus. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.


Event Details

Mon 10 Jul 2017 - Fri 14 Jul 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

$225 Members, $275 Nonmembers. For each session, a $30 discount will apply per additional child registered.