Create comics, build shadow puppets, design a video game, cook yummy recipes, and put on a play! ExploreAsia summer camps are hands-on programs exploring Asian art and culture.

Six different sessions are offered Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM.

June 4–8

VIDEO GAME MAKER WITH WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS (WITS) DIGITAL

During this digital design camp, dive into stories and artwork from India, China, and Japan, and discover how to weave stories like a pro! WITS professional writers will guide you to bring your stories and poems to life.

Recommended for students ages 9–12

June 18–22

MANGA POP!

Attention, budding artists! Create your own comics inspired by the Japanese manga style. Compete in sketching contests, then show off your work at camp Comic Con on the last day!

Recommended for students ages 9–12

June 25–29

STORYTELLING TRADITIONS

Create myths and legends based on India’s classic tale The Mahabharata. Weave together ancient Indian dances, Chinese music, and Japanese drumming to bring your stories to life on stage at the end of the week.

Recommended for students ages 8–12

July 9–13

SUPERHEROES OF ASIA

This action-packed week will be filled with heroes and villains from Asian lore, including the Monkey King, the demon Ravana, and the Crane Princess. Explore myths and legends by performing plays, building costumes and puppets, playing music, and more!

Recommended for students ages 6–9

July 23–27
SHADOW PUPPETRY

Design and build your own shadow puppets, and discover how to make them tell a story. Join your fellow campers in an exciting performance on stage at the end of the week!
Recommended for students ages 8–12

August 6–10

AMAZING ASIAN EATS

Travel across Asia as a globe-trotting foodie! Taste and cook foods from India, Thailand, China, Korea, and Japan. You and your teammates will create a food stand for an Asian Night Market.

This camp is not recommended for children with food allergies or food sensitivities.

Recommended for students ages 6–9

Video Game Maker with WITS Digital
Through April 1: $275 Members, $300 Nonmembers
After April 1: $300 Members, $325 Nonmembers


All Other Sessions
Through April 1: $225 Members, $275 Nonmembers
After April 1: $250 Members, $300 Nonmembers

It is free to apply to the Institute; however, a nonrefundable $35 participation fee (per session) will be due upon acceptance into the Institute. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated need. Spots are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early to increase their chances of admission.

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