Summer vacation is just around the corner and I’m sure parents are already looking for summer activities for kids (and families). I created a list of workshops, camps, and classes last year and since that list helped a lot of parents last summer, I decided to compile another list for 2017!
Summer Activities for Kids (Preschool / Gradeschool)
KIDS CAMP AT THE FARM – We had the opportunity to join the Kids Camp at The Farm last year and I have to say, our family had a grand time! This is definitely a must in your list of summer activities for kids! With the goal to encourage families to go on adventures that matter, Kids Camp at The Farm opened the minis’ eyes to social enterprises by spending time with the GK community at The Farm and working in the farm themselves. The kids were delighted to have been able to feed the animals, make plushies, bake crinkles, and whip up their very own peanut butter. But I believe the highlight of the camp was that the minis made new friends and that they learned to “study hard so we can help others more” (their words, not mine).
Age Range: 5 to 12 years old
Schedule: March 11, April 15
Price: Php 2,200 per head
COOKIE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS – Kids love getting messy and this is the perfect class to do just that! Here, kids will learn to bake cookies from scratch so they can make their own at home. This class is held by a good friend of ours, Issa Lozada of Choonee & Yowee Cakes. Although we haven’t tried this ourselves (planning to try this summer!), a lot of my daughter’s classmates have gone to the workshop and truly enjoyed baking and decorating their own cookies.
Age Range: 3 years old and up
Schedule: March 25
Price: Php 2,000 per head
READY STEADY GO KIDS – Yet another program that we had a chance to try a few years back, this summer workshop aims to encourage children to shift to a healthier lifestyle through physical activities and sports. The program is also developed to increase confidence in young children and prepare them for participation in school and within their community.
Age Range: 2.5 to 7 years old
Schedule: View the full schedule here
Price: Please call (02) 211-8344 for the price
MILO SPORTS CLINICS – Do you have a sporty little one? Or would you like to develop your child’s motor skills? Enrol your child in one of Milo’s Sports Clinics this summer! We haven’t tried this ourselves since we’re usually traveling during the minis’ summer vacation, but I’ve heard so many good reviews about the various sports clinics.
Age Range: Varies
Schedule: View the full schedule here
Summer Activities for Pre-teens / Teens
iCODE ACADEMY – Perfect for children aged 9 to 14 years of age, iCode Academy offers coding and programming classes that will unleash the inner creative coder in each child.
Age Range: 9-14 years old
Schedule: View the full schedule herePrice: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for their price list
POWER MAC CENTER SUMMER WORKSHOPS – The courses offered by Power Mac Center aim to help kids become creative innovators of the future by giving them the competitive edge on this years course offerings. Courses include…
- Game Design & Development
- 3D Architecture Design
- Graphic Design & Photo Editing
- Cartooning & Animation
- Stop Motion Animation & Digital Storytelling
Non Digital Courses:
- Kiddie Cooking Class
- Drawing & Painting
Age Range: 9-13 years old
Schedule: April 17 to May 26, 2017
Price: Php 4,500 per course
Venue: Power Mac Center Trinoma and Greenbelt 3 or at the Apple Authorized Training Provider office at 2L Cedar Executive Bldg. 1, 1006 Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City
For inquiries, email email@example.com or give them a call at (632) 553 4211 / (632) 553 6399 / +63 908 885 6277.
NATION BUILDER TOUR AT GK ENCHANTED FARM – Encourage your child to drop his/her gadgets to reconnect to the magic of being Filipino. Held at GK Enchanted Farm, the Nation Builder Tour takes participants on a day-long tour of the 35-hectare farm. They will also get a chance to spend the day with the community inside the farm and learn more about social enterprises.
Schedule: Wednesdays to Sundays
Price: Php 570 / Php 970
Summer Activities for Families
TRIBES AND TREKS TOUR AT ZAMBALES – If you love traveling as a family, then might as well go on adventures that matter! Turn into real weekend warriors and traverse the land of the Aetas to experience their culture and traditions first hand. You will also get a chance to enjoy the cool waters of Zambales and chill on the white sand beach of a nearby island.
Schedule: March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 8
Price: View the packages here
CAMPING AT MOUNTAIN LAKE RESORT – Instead of spending your weekend at the mall, why not bring the whole family to Mountain Lake Resort and go on an adventure-filled weekend getaway. There are lots of things to do here that are perfect for some good ol’ quality family time, such as the obstacle course, water slides, ATV, and more!
Schedule: Book anytime!
Price: The price depends on your accommodation type and activities. BOOK HERE!
Summer is a huge opportunity for kids to learn new things and for families to bond and reconnect. Don’t waste a single day of summer! Never have a dull day with this list of summer activities for kids, teens, and families! Which ones are you going to try this summer?