The concept of “summer camps” is not new to westerners, however many Chinese still don’t get the point of a proper enriching experience. Let’s take a look at some of the best options in 2019.
The two school-free months, for some Chinese students, means they have to bounce between different training courses, along with working on extra homework assigned via both school and after-school programs. It is not easy on the parents either. Many students attend boarding schools in Dongguan, so parents tend to be very tolerant when the kids come home just for the weekends. However, after the first week of intensive daily engagement during the summer holiday, the apple of their eye may soon turn into a thorn in the flesh. As we all know, we don’t lack “tiger moms” in China.
Surveys on How Much Money Parents Spend on Their Kids in the Summer Holiday have been done in several cities around China. They reveal that 52% of families spent 5,000 RMB to 10,000 RMB, while a small fraction spent over 140,000 RMB. The expense covers training courses, trips, hiring someone to look after the kids if both parents have to work, etc. Why do summer holidays have to be so arduous and fruitless for everyone?
Summer camps can be such an excellent option to combat these issues. There are tons of summer camps available, tailored and organized to serve different needs and interests. This way you can ensure there are no petty arguments and embrace a touch of summer freedom for you and your child!
For kids who are sporty and athletic (or aiming to be), we have just the thing: a very suitable summer camp co-organized by HERE! Coaching and Futura, licensed by Italy’s renowned ChievoVerona Club. This football summer camp will take place in Italy, from July 28 to August 5. Be a part of Serie A Club and enjoy an outstanding summer holiday. This nine-day program will definitely advance children’s football skills and present fantastic memories for a lifetime.
English programs and football training work along both lines, for psychological and physical growth. Trips to Venice, Milan and Monte Baldo will provide them access to the incredible sights in Italy. If you wish to join and you haven’t been to Europe before, book extra itineraries for you and your other half at additional costs. One camp satisfies all. Sending your children to a camp overseas, means they can have extraordinary opportunities to meet children from different areas of the world.
London Bridges Academy (LBA) will hold their summer camp in the beautiful New Forest, near Bournemouth, a seaside resort on the southern coast of England. Children will spend a minimum of two weeks (and up to four) with around 200 students from all over the globe. Students from different countries will share a room on campus to ensure they communicate in English. Activities will include surfing, canoeing, cooking, archery and more. In the evening, students can gather around the bonfire and enjoy the tranquility of the forest. Of course, trips to London, Oxford and Cambridge are on the agenda as well.
Colombia can be a pleasantly surprising destination for your planning if your children have already been on school trips to Europe. Send them out on a voyage of discovery. Caribbean beaches, snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, Spanish colonial towns and castles, coffee culture, world-class Salsa dancing shows, kite-surfing and windsurfing lessons, not to mention exotic food! Teacher Gaofei from EZ Kids will knowledgeably guide the tour, ensuring a summer camp full of seeing, doing and indulging in all the best that Colombia has to offer. 16 adventurous days in the world’s second bio-diverse country and a maximum capacity of 12 students make it that bit more desirable.
Summer camps of whatever kind provide a completely divergent experience from studying in school or being stuck at home. Even after they return home, they will be armed with life-long skills that he or she will find invaluable over the coming years—independence, cooperation, leadership, confidence, etc. They will thank you for sending them.
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