Registration Now Open for Asia Society's 2019 Summer Youth Programs

Summer 2019 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.


ExploreAsia 2019 promo

In Asia Society's seventh year of ExploreAsia Culture Camp for Kids, students embark on hands-on programs delving into Asian traditions, art, and culture. Five different sessions are offered Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration is open, with early bird pricing available through March 31. Additionally this summer, Asia Society is pleased to offer aftercare Monday–Friday, 3–5:30 p.m.

See photos from 2018's ExploreAsia summer camps.

ExploreAsia 2019 Kamishibai

Magical Kamishibai
Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 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.

ExploreAsia 2019 Video Games

Video Game Maker with Writers in the Schools (WITS) Digital
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21
In this design camp, bring your stories and poems to life, create video games, and dive into traditions from India, China, and Japan.
Recommended for students ages 9–12. Students must provide their own laptops (no tablets, please).

ExploreAsia 2019 Manga Pop!

Manga Pop!
Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 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 9–12.

ExploreAsia 2019 Asian Eats

Amazing Asian Eats
Monday, July 19 – Friday, 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.

ExploreAsia 2019 K-pop

K-pop Spectacular
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 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 9–14.

Download a flyer to print.

Register Now for Summer Camps

Register for Aftercare


YLI 2019 promo

The Young Leaders Institute (YLI) is a week-long program designed to prepare high school students for leadership in a globally interconnected society. Over 120 students have benefited from YLI, which is now entering its fourth year. This summer's topics are U.S.–China Relations, the Middle East, and Energy and Security.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Applications for the Middle East and Energy and Security sessions are due Friday, May 31. It is free to apply; however, a $50 participation fee (per week) will be due upon acceptance into the Institute.

Read about the Young Leaders Institute's 2018 sessions.

YLI 2019 promo China

Session 1: U.S.-China Relations
Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28
Topics may include bilateral trade negotiations, the countries' role in global financial institutions, and China's soft power in Asia. [This session is full. We are no longer accepting applications for this session.]

YLI 2019 promo Middle East

Session 2: Middle East
Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19
Topics may include U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, foreign direct investment, and refugees and internal displacement.

YLI 2019 promo Energy and Security

Session 3: Energy and Security
Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 25
Topics may include the future of renewable fuels, the importance of growing demand, and managing risk in potential geopolitical flashpoints.

Download a flyer to print.

Apply Now for YLI


About Asia Society Texas Center

With 13 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.


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