ExploreAsia Summer Camps
ExploreAsia camps seek to advance young learners' understanding of the world through fun, interactive, and meaningful activities. Camps are designed to engage students with Asian art, culture, and history. New for 2021, camps will take place either online or in-person, with five different camp sessions offered Monday–Friday.
For additional questions, please email Jennifer Kapral, Director of Education and Outreach, at JKapral@asiasociety.org.
2021 ExploreAsia camp dates:
Animated Stories: A Stop-Motion Animation and Writing Virtual Camp
Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 18, 2021
Inspired by stories from Asia, work with a professional Writers in the Schools (WITS) writer to create your own stories and poems, then bring them to life on-screen via stop-motion animation!
Recommended for students ages 9–12. This camp is virtual.
For Teens: Art and Social Justice
Monday, June 21 – Friday, June 25, 2021
Teen voices are powerful forces for social change. Develop artistic tools to be in conversation with what you see in the world, learn about various cultures and social justice issues, and create art reflecting your beliefs.
Recommended for students ages 13–17. This camp is in-person.
Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2, 2021
Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style! Beginner to Advanced students will learn to bring comics to life on both paper and the web.
Recommended for students ages 9–14. This camp is in-person. Students will form small groups based on age.
Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16, 2021
In this session in partnership with Writers in the Schools (WITS), explore Asian mythology, develop dramatic storytelling skills, and generate your own 5-minute play!
Recommended for students ages 9–12. This camp is in-person.
Animals and Fantastic Beasts of Asia
Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021
Go on a safari across Asia! Learn about the unique animals and mythical creatures that come from Asia, and explore a different region each day to learn about habitats, legends, and more.
Recommended for students ages 6–9. This camp is in-person.
Asia Society Texas Center's Virtual Field Trips, created and facilitated by Asia Society education staff and content experts, provide educationally rich, interactive opportunities for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions.
All virtual field trips are FREE and tethered to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Virtual field trips include three components:
- A pre-lesson for teachers to facilitate in their classrooms (virtual or in-person), including:
- An "Introduction to Asia" interactive presentation highlighting essential information about Asian art, culture, geography, history, and politics
- Fun, engaging activities to spark student curiosity and interest
- An hour-long, live virtual lesson consisting of:
- A docent-led tour of our current exhibition, highlighting four items from the collection
- Educator-facilitated activities connecting the culture of the exhibition to the students' own cultures
- Hands-on learning experiences that can be easily completed from home or in the classroom
- A post-workshop lesson for teachers to facilitate in the classroom, featuring interactive projects based on the tour content.
Teachers can choose from the following workshops:
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Virtual field trips are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. At least two weeks' notice is required for virtual field trips. Teachers will receive all supplementary curriculum materials once they sign up. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kapral, Director of Education and Outreach at JKapral@asiasociety.org.
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center.