ExploreAsia: Culture Camp for TeensVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Writing for Social Justice with Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Teen voices are powerful forces for social change. This camp, in partnership with Writers in the Schools (WITS), offers writing activities and customized exercises designed to help teens develop the literary tools to be in conversation with what they see in the world. With the help of a professional writer, students will explore a range of essays, poetry, prose, and creative nonfiction from Asian American and other community voices. They will use their writing to interrogate and examine issues that are important to them and share a student-led interactive showcase on the last day of camp.
Recommended for students ages 13–16. Students of all identities and backgrounds are encouraged to join. Daily activities from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. include live Zoom meetings and feedback sessions, small group time, and sharing sessions.
$300 Members, $350 Nonmembers
"[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
Filmmaking with Writers in the Schools (WITS) Digital [ONLINE ONLY]
Monday – Friday, June 8–12
Create your own stories and poems, then bring them to life onscreen and showcase your film!
Recommended for students ages 9–12.
Manga Digital [ONLINE ONLY]
Monday – Friday, July 6–10
Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style! Advanced manga students, bring your comics to life on the web.
Manga Digital is recommended for students ages 9–14.
Adventures Along the Silk Road [ONLINE ONLY]
Monday – Friday, July 20–24
Experience the arts, drama, music, food, and dancing of different cultures along the Silk Road and use modern techniques to create Silk Road-inspired art.
Recommended for students ages 6–9.
Dancing through China [ONLINE ONLY]
Monday – Friday, August 3–7
Join us for a week of fun exploring China! Enjoy learning different dance forms, plus arts and crafts and Chinese language lessons for exciting, fun-filled days in a virtual setting.
Recommended for students ages 6–9.
There is a $100 fee for all cancelations. In order for a registrant to receive a refund (minus cancelation fee) for a camp cancelation, registrants must contact Asia Society's Education and Outreach department in writing no later than 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. There are no refunds for camps canceled or dropped less than 10 business days before camp begins.
Major support for Education & Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding is also provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Generous support for summer camps provided by the Asia Society Texas Center Education and Outreach Committee.
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