Parenting: Summer 2013 Activities For Kids

Summer Activities For Kids

The Philippines is beginning to feel the summer heat as the school year ends and laid back days for the children are about to begin. Most children and young adults will spend the long and lazy phase as they juggle around different summer activities for kids that are worth spending time with. Home-based recreation and pastimes may attract boredom and redundancy such as watching TV, video and online games. Alternative summer activities outside your home are an ideal form of learning and at the same time having fun in honing the natural talents of your child. Let their creative minds and abilities shine as they explore their growing years. Expose the children to a creative approach to properly sharpen the imagination by letting them join workshops, summer camps, enrichment studies and other exciting summer activities.

Parenting: Summer Activities For Kids
A comprehensive list of summer activities this 2013
  • Academic enrichment -Language, Math, Reading, Science and Writing
  • Dancing lessons on ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern dance
  • Performing arts like music, dance, magic, theater and acting workshops, opera and film
  • Basic and advanced art/painting workshops suited for their age – common tools like graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color, pencils, crayons, charcoals, pastels, and markers.
  • Visual Arts & Crafts- Book-making, drawing, painting, sketching, origami, photography, pottery, robotics, and storytelling
  • Basic voice coaching
  • Literary arts (commonly called literature or creative writing) including poetry, novels and short stories
  • Musical instruments like those from from your local music shops
  • Sports clinic that offers basic and advanced level for swimming, taekwondo, football, basketball, gymnastics, badminton, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, bowling, volleyball, yoga, surfing, fending and ice skating
  • Literary arts, more often called literature – including poetry, novels and short stories,
  • Culinary arts that offers basic baking and cooking
Detailed 2013 Summer Activities

McDonalds Kiddie Crew Workshops
The McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop is a 5-day summer program specially designed for kids ages 6-12 years old. During each workshop day, Kiddie Crew members will get to experience on-floor training like greeting customers and assisting the crew at the drive-thru and front counters; showcase their skills through creative art workshops; and learn the importance of hard work, discipline and teamwork, through values formation lessons.

At the end of the workshop, a series of graduation are held in major cities all over the country to recognize the achievements of all Kiddie Crew members and their families by treating them to a day filled with exciting booths, games and a ton of prizes.
Visit your nearest McDonalds branch for the April 2013 schedule.

5 day workshop, 2 hours/day
Fee: P500 inclusive of: shirt, cap , bag ID, workshop materials, meals
Note: Selected branches only. Visit the website for the list of participating stores nationwide

Jollibee Kid Scouts
A six-day workshop held every weekend for 3 weeks at selected Jollibee stores. Participant must be a member of Jollibee Kids Club. Workshop activity includes performing arts, reading, social skills and arts and crafts.
Fee: 500 inclusive of a shirt, cap and materials.

Kids Acts Philippines
KIDS ACTS PHILIPPINES is a Professional Theater Company that stages Original and Adapted Youth & Children’s Plays. Artistic Director: LUIGI NACARIO Managing Director: EUGENE BELBIS
Tel. No.: (+632) 750.1551
-Kinder Theater Productions-
-Children’s Theater Productions-
-Junior Theater Productions-
-Musical Theater Workshops for Kids, Teens & Adult

Kids Klub Philippines
KKP is an all-in-one child development center / membership club that offers children, teens & young adults.
Various programs and activities under the tutelage of only the most respected names in the industry: “My Talent” helps develop a child’s gift for pop singing under stage veteran Mr. Audie Gemora; “Movement Dance Studio” is under the care of renowned dance guru Ms. Lala Dinglasan; Kidzart, the #1 art program in the U.S., is supervised by Ms. Olive Villacorta; Julie Borromeo heads the performing arts classes; taekwondo champ Donnie Geisler teaches martial arts, while gymnastics is taught by coach Boots Ty.

3rd Floor 500 Shaw Zentrum Building, Shaw Boulevard
Kids Klub Philippines holds classes Mondays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tel. Nos.: 654-0500 / 6540231,
Adarna House
Scout Torillo corner Scout Fernandez Streets, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City
Book-making Workshop
Age accepted: 6-11 years old
The kids will learn basics of book development, from writing their own story to drawing their characters and events.
Book Illustrating Workshop
Age accepted: 9-12 years old
This workshop will teach the kids how to create studies, build storyboards, use different styles, trends and techniques in illustrating books for children.
Art Association of the Philippines 10 Day Summer Painting Workshop
AAP Kanlungan ng Sining Gallery, Rizal Park (behind National Museum building)
Mobile: 0921-6606997
Walk-in registrants can look for the curator, Mr. Mario.
Discovery Suites Summer Camp
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: 719-8888
Arts & Crafts
Paint summer blues away and get your creative juices flowing through arts & crafts. Discover how to turn trash to treasure! Color your world and have fun! These lessons will surely bring out the artist in you.
Comics Creation
Channel your creativity and sharpen your eye for detail. Find out how fun it is to draw just like in comic books. Learn from one of the country’s top comics illustrator. The lessons will cover basic anatomy, perspective and composition, storytelling and a lot more.
Explorations Preschool
928 Luna Mencias cor. Socorro Fernandez St., Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City
Tel: 724-4271, 724-3320
Pre School Art 1 and 2
Age accepted: 2.6 years old to 6 years old
E.R. Tagle Positivism Art Workshop
Positivism Art Gallery 5080 Filmore St. Palanan, Makati City
Tel: (02)811-2432
Age accepted: 4 years old and up
Duration: 7 weeks
Medium: watercolor, pencil, oil pastel, mix media
Fee inclusive of materials
Global Art Katipunan
CU-4 Prince David Condominium, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel: 621-8707 / 3836084 / 5464115,
Mobile: 09175190817
Age accepted: 4 years and up
Joey Rollo Creative Arts & Crafts Center
1004 Remedios St. Malate Manila
Tel: 484-5857 / 494-3861
Mobile : 0927-3776695
Courses offered:
Basic Drawing and Sketching
Basic Cartoon Faces
Oil Pastel Painting
Basic and Advanced Watercolor
Basic and Advanced Oil Painting
Kids Ahoy!
56 Lantana cor New York Sts. Cubao, QC
Tel: 473-7896
Mobile: 0920-5178127
Prep Camp
A play-based program that aims to enhance the school-readiness of children through creative learning activities. For kids aged 4-5 years old.
Kids Art Work
Metrocentro Baptist Community Church, #8 Velante Drive, 15th Ave, Cubao, QC
Mobile: 0922-8954983 / 0920-9086478 / 0917-9008821
Basic drawing, composition, cartoon drawing, color rendering, and craft lessons
Kids at Art
41 Panay Avenue, Quezon City
Tel: 414-1954
Offers basic drawing, painting, sculpture, craft and ceramic workshops
Lincolnshire Preschool
G/F Goldloop Towers, Goldloop Street, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: 687-4360 OR 914-5143
Arts and Crafts for ages 3-6
Miriam College
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel: 580-5400 to 49 ext. 2208
Creative Arts
Dates: April 11 to 24 (daily), 11:00 to 12:30 PM
Age required: 4 to 6 years old
Museo Pambata
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila, right beside the US Embassy
Website: /
Tel: 523-1797 to 98 / 536-0595
Art Workshop for Children: Basic Art for 4-7 years old.
Lessons on: drawing, puppet making, sand art, paper sculpture, abstract and 4D art, landscape and string painting, portrait.
Advanced Art for Children and teens 8 – 14 years old
Lessons on: card making, collage, mask designing, box art, sculpture, painting, art gallery visit, group painting
My Masterpiece Movement
Valle Verde, Pasig
Mobile: 0915-4327439 (Teacher Anna) / 0927-4935139 (Teacher Kara)
Courses offered: Summer Creativity Camp
Creativity Sessions for ages 2 to includes Visual Arts, Illustration, Animation, Interactive Storytelling, Music and Movement, Imaginative Writing
School of Fashion and the Arts (SOFA)
55 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Tel: 892-8807 local 103/104
Offers arts and crafts workshops for kids
Summer Arts & Crafts for Kids c/o Tisa Austria (Year 15)
119 Sampaguita St., Valle Verde 2, Pasig
Tel: 631-0827
Top Peg Animation & Creative Studio, Inc.
8 Sunflower Street (Sector 10) Manuela Subdivision, Pamplona III, Las Piñas City
Email: / /
Tel: 871-1590
Courses offered for kids and adults:
Basic Drawing Class
Basic Animation Class
Computer Paint and Editing
The Roxy Events Place
G/F Alfredo’s Bldg., Tomas Morato Ave., QC
E-mail :
Mobile : 0917-811-1655
Landline : (02)216-7688
Offers play group classes; arts and crafts, reading, and cooking lessons.
Tutor Plus
120 Unit 5 Visayas Ave, Tandang Sora QC.
Tel: 453-3041 / 871-9713
Mobile: 0917-5226389 / 0917-8095495
Level I (3 y/o): Introduction to colors and shapes, basic art projects, shirt painting and more.
Level II (4-6 y/o): Shirt painting, simple art projects such as basic 3D castle, water color blowing abstract, geometric shapes frame, and more.
Level III (7 and up): Shirt painting, 3D castle, 3D picture box, basic techniques in drawing using charcoal, chalk , oil pastel, poster color, lettering and more.
Winged Wonder Learning Center
Paranaque – Suite 206 Aurora V bldg. President’s Ave. Sucat, Paranaque
Tel: 494-4740/467-7854 / 0917-8566687
Arts Around the World – The Fort
Location: 2nd Level Children’s Section, Fully Booked, the Fort
For students 3 to 15 years old
Arts Around the World – South
Location: Winged Wonder Learning Center (South Branch) Suite 206 Aurora V. Bldg. President’s Ave. Sucat, Paranaque
Arts & Crafts program
Venue: Children’s Section, 2nd Floor, Fully Booked Bonfacio High Street
Young Artists’ Studio
2nd Floor CK Building, no. 61 Visayas Avenue Quezon City. (across Shell gas station)
Tel: 975-0052 / 964-5951 / 0917-8378897 / 0917-5685939
E-mail :
Programs offered: Painting, Drawing, Art for Beginners, Animation, Fashion Design & Illustration, Art&Play
Alternative Learning Resources School (ALRES) Philippines
No. 26-B Agno St. Cor. Cordillera St., Dona Josefa, Quezon City
Tel: 411-8736 / 712-1189 /0908-4930623
Email :
Shutterbugs: Creative Basic Photography for Kids – P6,000.00
Discovery Suites Summer Camp
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: 719-8888
Ready, Set, Shoot! Learn photography essentials from one of the country’s best. The course covers the basics of photography like parts of the camera, rules and techniques fit for young aspiring photographers. The sessions will combine lectures and hands on activities to match their learning.
Young Artists’ Studio
2nd Floor CK Building, no. 61 Visayas Avenue Quezon City. (across Shell gas station)
Tel: 975-0052 / 964-5951 / 0917-8378897 / 0917-5685939
E-mail :
Lanelle Abueva-Fernando Pottery
Crescent Moon Café, Ascension Road, Brgy. Dalig, Antipolo City, Rizal
Mobile: 0917-5232356
Offers pottery lessons for kids
Hobbes & Landes Robotic Workshop
Ground Floor Quadrant 2 Unit 1 B 14 Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Tel: 799-9297 / 856-0935
These team-based workshops allow the participant to build, program and run their own robots using LEGO Mindstorms NXT sets.
Workshops Offered:
NXT Robo Mechanic
NXT Robo Engineer
NXT Robo Athlete
Make Believe Productions
Unit L3 Patricia Building, 1050 EDSA, Magallanes Village, Makati City
Tel: 729-5899
John Robert Powers
Makati: 4/F Casmer Bldg 195 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
QC: G/F Cinderella Bldg., 825 EDSA, Quezon City
Alabang: 2/F JJACCIS Bldg 1208 Acacia Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Tel: 892-9511 (Makati) / 927-0465 (Quezon City) / 659-0052 to 54 (Alabang)
Provides training on personality development and modeling
StarHorizon Productions
Makati Office: 2nd floor Mezzanine D TPA Bldg 7496 Bagtikan Street san Antonio Village Makati City – Tel: 497-5008
Q.C. Office: 46 D Road 8 Project 6 Q.C. Tel. No. 3406197
Mobile: 0922-8146197 / 0906-4825095 / 09152580890 / 09152389696
Email: /
Intensive Workshop 2012:
Learn acting, script reading, commercial and theater acting, ramp modeling, personality development, photo shoot, VTR, fashion show. Visit the website for fees and schedule.
Winged Wonder Learning Center
Suite 202 Evekal bldg. 855 Arnaiz Ave., Makati City
Website: /
Benel Archery
17 Calbayog Street, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Tel: 531-4681
Programs Offered: basic and advanced archery lessons for children 6 years old and above, provided that they can hold a bow. Open 8 am-5 pm, Mondays through Saturdays.
La Salle Greenhills
343 Ortigas Ave. Mandaluyong City
Tel: 722-7717, ask for the Sports Department
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines
Tel. 426-6001 local 4192
Age accepted: from 5 years old and up
Don Bosco Technical Institute
Chino Roces cor Arnaiz Ave. Makati
Tel: 892-0101
Illam Baseball and Softball Summer Clinic
Tel: 0912-3155345
A month-long summer clinic for kids and teens 6 to 15 years old. Bring your mitt, bat and baseball cap, Illam will take care of the rest.
International Little League Association of Manila (ILLAM)
Tel: 572-44-92, 09189094384
Boys & Girls Baseball
T-Ball: 5-6 years old
Coach Pitch: 7-8 years old
Minors: 9-10 years old
Majors: 11-12 years old
Juniors: 3-14 years old
Seniors/Big League: 15-18 years old
Girls Softball
Major Girls: 12 years old
Junior Girls: 13-14 years old
Senior/Big Girls: 14-18 years old
La Salle Greenhills
343 Ortigas Ave. Mandaluyong City
Tel: 722-7717, ask for the Sports Department
Milo Sports Clinics
#34 Scout Lozano corner Scout Reyes, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
San Beda College Alabang
8 Don Manolo Blvd. Alabang Hills Vilage, Alabang Muntinlupa City
Tel: 842-3509 loc. 173
Xavier School Summer Sports Program
64 Xavier Street, Greenhills West, San Juan, Metro Manila
Tel: 723-0481, local 374
Offers sports lessons e.g. badminton, baseball, basketball, capoeira, chess, fencing, football, taekwondo, swimming, golf, shaolin wushu or kung fu, street dance, table tennis
AMF Puyat Bowling Summer Camp
4th floor Robinson’s Place Ermita Manila
Tel: 525-6447
Child must at least be 50 lbs (22.5kg)
Starts April 2012, 1-2hrs/session for 6 days
AMF Puyat branches:
Star Mall Mandaluyong – 7353966
Makati Cinema Square – 8180239
National Road Muntinlupa – 809-5059 / 809-9120
Milo Sports Clinics
Camp Explore
Mount Purro Nature Camp, Calawis, Antipolo City
Tel: 986.7775, 211-8049
Mobile: 0918-2793799, +63917-898-2155
Experiential learning activities through a camp setting
Forest Camp Schedule (3 days, 2 nights):
Junior Explorer for Boys and Girls – ages 7-12 years old
Eco Adventure Summer Camp
The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio City
Tel: 633-4006 to 09
Mobile: 0917-8226851 / 0917-8111986
Trek pine-covered trails, glide above the trees on a canopy ride, learn to care for the environment, take an eco-art workshop, join the “Amazing Eco Race”, and make lots of new friends!
La Mesa Eco Park
Novaliches Quezon City, Quezon Philippines
Tel: 430-4051 / 430-5207
Eco Park provides venue for camping. Ocular visit of the camping site required. Book 7 days before camping date.
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines
Tel: 426-6001 loc.4192
Age accepted: 6 years old and up
Don Bosco Technical Institute
Chino Roces corner Arnaiz Ave., Makati City
Tel: 892-0101
Marist School Summer Chess Clinic
83 Champagnat Avenue, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Tel: 0920-9115655, 0919-3580444, 942-0526 to 28, local 236
Ezkrima Basic Fencing for Kids
Carmona, Cavite
E-mail :
Mobile: 0915-5493883
Age accepted: 7 years old and up
Sword Play Sports Equipment Trading
20-B United St, Kapitolyo, Pasig
Tel: 216-0018
Mobile: 0917-85FENCE (0917-8533623)
Xavier School Summer Sports Program
64 Xavier Street, Greenhills West, San Juan, Metro Manila
Tel: 723-0481, local 374
Football / Soccer
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel: 426-6001 loc.4192
Age accepted: 4 years old and above
Don Bosco Technical Institute
Chino Roces cor Arnaiz Ave. Makati
Tel: 892-0101
La Salle Greenhills
343 Ortigas Ave. Mandaluyong City
Tel: 722-7717, ask for the Sports Department
Manila Soccer Academy
17 Mckinley Rd., Forbes Park, Makati City, Philippines
Mobile: 0917-8415530
Tel: 828-8674
Billabong Surf School
San Juan Surf Resort, 238 Urbiztondo San Juan, La Union
Mobile: 0917-8008004
The Billabong Surf School combines a fun and friendly environment with the finest surf equipment and an internationally-accredited surf training program.
Soul Adventure, Inc. (Philippine Surfing Academy)
Class locations: Club Manila East, Km.24 Manila East Road, Taytay, Rizal (Wave Pool) / Ocean Waves in Club Manila East, Taytay, Rizal / Real, Quezon / Zambales / La Union / Baler, Quezon
Tel: 357-5452 / 631-2805
Mobile: 0917-8441981
Programs Offered: Surfing lessons for 5 years old and above.
Ace Water Spa
399 Del Monte Avenue (near cor. Banaue St.) SFDM, Quezon City
Tel: 367-8040 to 41 / 367-8061 to 62 / 415-0164
Fax: 415-2477
Email :
Offers basic and advanced swimming lessons. Classes available for babies, children and adults.
Aqualogic Swim Co.
Colegio San Agustin, Dasmarinas Village, Makati
Tel: 703-6386 / 837-1716 /
Mobile : 0917-858AQUA (0917-8582782)
Offers swimming lessons for babies 6 months old and above
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108, Philippines
4266001 Loc.4192
Offers swimming lessons for kids 4 years old and above
Bert Lozada Swimming School
2401 Tejeron Street, Sta. Ana Manila
Mobile : 0917-700SWIM (0917-7007946)
Tel: 562-8041 / 563-5532
E-mail :
Class locations: Manila, Paranaque, Caloocan, Quezon City, Antipolo, Bulacan, Batangas, Bacolod, Cabanatuan, Nueva Vizcaya
Programs Offered: Rolling programs offered from basic to advanced for infants (6 months), toddlers and kids. (Teens and adults as well)
Discovery Suites Summer Camp
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Email :
Tel: 719-8888
Beat the summer heat and learn how to swim. Jump in and make splashes of fun! Get acquainted with the water and learn fundamental swimming techniques and strokes. Suit up, put on those goggles and dive in!
Don Bosco Technical Institute
Chino Roces cor Arnaiz Ave. Makati
Tel: 892-0101
Age accepted: 6 years old and up

Summer is also the appropriate time to teach your children to manage house chores and basic house cleaning, parent instill in them the value of individual responsibility and family bonding as well. Summer activities will always tie-up family vacation getaway; this is the best time to plan your annual family reunions and beach trips. 🙂

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