Register Now for Asia Society's 2020 Summer Youth Programs!
Summer 2020 at Asia Society Texas Center will feature five weeks of ExploreAsia summer camps and three weeks of the Young Leaders Institute for high school students.
In Asia Society's eighth year of ExploreAsia Culture Camp for Kids, students embark on hands-on programs delving into Asian traditions, arts, and culture. Five different sessions are offered Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Registration is open now, with early bird pricing available through March 31. Asia Society is pleased to offer aftercare Monday–Friday, 3–5:30 p.m., for an additional fee.
See photos from 2019's ExploreAsia summer camps!
Filmmaking with Writers in the Schools (WITS) Digital
Monday – Friday, June 8–12, 2020
Create your own stories and poems, then bring them to life onscreen and showcase your film!
Recommended for students ages 9–12.
Adventures Along the Silk Road
Monday – Friday, June 22–26, 2020
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.
Manga POP and Manga Digital
Monday – Friday, July 6–10, 2020
Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style! Advanced manga students, bring your comics to life on the web.
Manga POP is recommended for students ages 9–12.
Manga Digital is recommended for students ages 11–14 with drawing experience. Students must provide their own tablets.
On to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games!
Monday – Friday, July 20–24, 2020
Ahead of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, play different Olympic Games each day and learn about their connections to Asian countries!
Recommended for students ages 8–11.
Dances of China
Monday – Friday, August 3–7, 2020
Learn about traditional and contemporary Chinese dance, create props and costumes, and perform for friends and family on the final day of camp!
Recommended for students ages 6–9.
The Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is a week-long program for local high school students aimed at promoting global competence as well as leadership skills. Since launching in 2016, YLI has provided new perspectives and strengthened skills for more than 200 students. This summer's topics are U.S.–China Relations, Energy and the Environment, and Food Security.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of Monday, March 23, 2020. It is free to apply; however, a nonrefundable $50 participation fee (per week) will be due upon acceptance into the Institute.
Read about the 2019 Young Leadership Institute sessions.
Session 1: U.S.–China Relations
Monday – Friday, June 15–19, 2020
Examine the relationship between the world's two largest economies, including areas of partnership and mutual understanding, as well as the ongoing trade negotiations and disputes.
Session 2: Energy and the Environment
Monday – Friday, July 13–17, 2020
Learn about the business of energy and growing demand in Asia, including the future of renewable fuels and intersections with sustainability goals in light of environmental and climate change concerns.
Session 3: Food Security
Monday – Friday, July 27–31, 2020
Explore the challenges presented by food insecurity in Asia and Houston, the driving actors behind the issue, who is most impacted, and solutions for access and education.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 14 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.