Summer Camp’s Second Year a Success
HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 — Now in its second year, Asia Society Texas Center’s ExploreAsia: Culture Camps for Kids proved a tremendous success for 2014. Over 50 young campers participated in two unique sessions (June 9-13 and July 7-11), each of which explored the breadth of the world’s most populous continent.
ExploreAsia’s second annual offering was one week longer and included more extensive programming than the inaugural camp in 2013. The most popular activities included classical Chinese brush scenes, Vietnamese moon lanterns, contemporary Asian building creations using foam core, Indonesian shadow puppets, Australian bark paintings, and small robot construction from everyday materials. Campers also learned about movement and storytelling from guests artists and presenters, including Anjali Center for Performing Arts (classical Indian dance), Dance of Asian America (Chinese contemporary dance), Puppet Pizzazz (puppetry workshop), Raindrop Women Association (paper marbling), Houston Halau (Polynesian dance), and the Consulate General of Japan in Houston (Japanese storytelling and dance). Campers also learned about Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, and Tamil languages.
The vibrant attendance mirrored Houston’s international community, vital to the Texas Center’s mission to reflect the diversity of our city. One parent noted the camp was “memorably educational, interesting, and conducted at [Asia Society Texas Center's] beautiful facility. The staff is very professional and caring, and [our boys] learned so much and didn't realize it because the program is so fun and well-organized.”
For more information about other programs for students and families, please contact Paul Pass at 713.496.9915 or PPass@AsiaSociety.org.