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  • 8 Summer Workshops for a Future Ninja, Archer, Chef, Musician, Artist, and More!

    There’s something for every child on this list!
    by Kitty Elicay .
8 Summer Workshops for a Future Ninja, Archer, Chef, Musician, Artist, and More!
PHOTO BY Ninja Academy - PH and Polecats Manila via Facebook
  • If you have older kids, getting them off the couch this summer may pose an extra challenge since they’re more assertive about what they like and don’t like. To help you, we’ve made a list of summer workshops they definitely won’t be able to resist. From learning how to hold a bow and arrow, doing stunts, and flying through the air, they’ll definitely say, “Thanks, mom!” for enrolling them in these classes.

    8 cool summer workshops for your big kids

    Unleash your kids’ creativity at Ayala Museum

    You can choose to attend just one or all classes.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Ayala Museum
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    Yes, you can prepare your children for the real world by tapping into their creative skills. Through Ayala Museum’s Adulting for Kids: Life Skills Through Art workshop series, kids ages 7 to 12 years old will gain the skills and attitude they need to succeed after school. Each class uses art for skill-building like building memory and concentration, improving their spatial skills, developing focus, thinking out of the box, and even understanding how money works.

    Duration of classes: April 6, 13, and 27 and May 11, 18, 25
    A.M. schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 12 nn
    P.M. schedule: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Venue: Ayala Museum, Makati

    Rates: Php750 per session; Php4,275 for all 6 sessions

    How to enroll: Call (02) 759-8288 local 8272 or email education@ayalamuseum.org. For more information, visit their website.

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    2. Aerial hoop and hip hop dance classes at Polecats

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    If your kids love dancing, why not explore a unique workshop like Polecats’ aerial hoop classes, where kids ages 9 to 15 will develop strength, flexibility and coordination. If you have younger kids, they also offer hip hop classes to kids ages 7 to 15. It’s a great cardio exercise plus it will keep them moving!

    Duration of classes

    Youth Hip Hop
    Batch 1: April 10 – May 9 (No classes from April 17 to 19)
    Batch 2: May 13 to June 6
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Youth Aerial Hoop
    Batch 1: April 10 – May 9 (No classes from April 17 to 19)
    Batch 2: May 13 to June 6
    Mondays and Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Venue: 22nd floor, Strata 100, F. Ortigas [formerly Emerald] Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

    Rates: Youth Hiphop starts at Php4,000 (one batch) and Youth Aerial Hoop starts at Php3,500. Join both classes for Php5,000.

    How to enroll: Register here or call (02) 631-0818 and 0917-7007653. For more information, visit their website.

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    Musical theater at PETA

    Combine your child’s singing prowess with acting at the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) Workshop Express. Open to kids nine to 12 years old, the workshop will cover improvisational exercises and activities that focuses on the elements of a musical theater performance.

    Duration of classes: April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 19 (showcase) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Venue: PETA Theater Center, #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City

    Rates: Php10,000

    How to enroll: Call (02) 725-6244 or 0917-8042618 to schedule an interview from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or fill out the form here. For more information, visit their website.

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    Make arrows fly at The Archery Academy

    If your kids are inspired by Marvel’s Hawkeye, DC’s Green Arrow, or The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, then they might be interested to take archery classes at The Archery Academy. Open to kids 9 years old and above, this summer program can help improve their focus, strength, balance, coordination, discipline, and confidence. It might even fuel their competitiveness — in a good way!

    Duration of classes: April 22 to May 9; May 13 to May 30 every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Venue: 5F, Intrawest Centre, #33 Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan

    Rates: Php8,500 for new students inclusive of basic gear

    How to enroll: Call (02) 544-3598, 0917-8037422, 0917-9478913 or email thearcheryacademy@gmail.com. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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    Learn parkour at Ninja Academy

    Your kids already love to run and jump around, so why not enroll them in a class that will make them move like a ninja and land those cool stunts safely and correctly? As part of Milo’s series of summer sports clinics around the country, The Ninja Academy offers basic parkour classes for kids ages 7 and above.

    Duration of classes: May 18 to June 22 every Saturday at 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    May 19 to June 23 every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Venue: Ninja Academy, Calle Industria, Circulo Verde, Quezon City

    Rates: Php3,600 for 6 sessions + Php1,200 annual fee, inclusive of ninja kit, Milo Sports Clinic certificate, and accidental insurance coverage

    How to enroll: Call 0917-1464652, 0917-1276527 and download the registration form here. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.

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    Learn ballet, theater, art, music, and dance at i-Shine Talent Camp

    Discover your children’s potential by enrolling them in different camps based on their interests! Whether they like the arts, music, ballet, or theater, they are in good hands with mentors like Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, G-Force choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, and prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.

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    Music Camp
    April 8 to 12 and April 22-26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 nn or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Venue: The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas
    Rates: Php7,000

    Art Camp
    April 22 to 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 nn or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Venue: 8 Rockwell, Makati
    May 2 to 4 and 6-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 nn or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Venue: Papemelroti, Quezon City
    Rates: Php5,000

    Dance Camp
    April 22 to 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (6 to 8 years old)
    Venue: GForce Dance Center, Quezon City
    April 29 to May 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (6 to 8 years old)
    Venue: GForce Dance Center, Alabang
    Rates: Php8,500

    Theater Camp
    May 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Venue: Trumpets Playshop, PARC Foundation, San Juan
    Rates: Php6,500

    Ballet Camp
    April 22 to 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 nn or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    May 2-4 and 6 to 7 from 10 a.m. to 12nn or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Venue: Ballet Manila, Fisher Mall, Quezon City
    Rates: Php5,000

    How to enroll: Visit the Promil website to register and for more details.

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    Learn to play a bamboo instrument with Banda Kawayan Pilipinas

    Now here’s a truly unique workshop: kids ages 10 to 18 years old can learn to play musical instruments made out of bamboo and other indigenous materials. Best part, it’s absolutely free!

    Duration of classes: April 22 to May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 nn

    Venue: Mezzanine Level, SCC Building, CFA Compound 4427 Old Sta. Mesa St., Sta. Mesa, Manila

    Rates: FREE 

    How to enroll: Call Haydn Calabig at 0932-8828448, Pena San Ramon at 0906-2347214 or Voltaire Lazaro at (02) 591-1957. Register for the workshop here.

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    Hone kitchen skills at CCA Manila

    What better way to teach kids to be more independent than letting them loose in the kitchen? Literally feed their curiosity with Center for Culinary Arts (CCA) Manila’s Young Chefs Bootcamp, where kids ages seven to 10 can learn how to prepare delicious meals.

    Duration of classes: May 6 to 10, May 13 to 17, and May 20 to 24. Mondays to Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Venue: CCA Manila, Katipunan, Quezon City

    Rates: Php9,000 inclusive of 1 set of toque, apron, and side towel, plus recipe manual and certificate of completion

    How to enroll: Call (02) 218-8566 or sign up here.

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