SUMMER 2019: Live Artful!
Camp Create is a summer day camp for kids aged 6 – 12 years old. We have designed these mornings to give children the space to explore and find the creativity to express themselves through the arts. To learn something new with us means to courageously learn something new about themselves.
Do you have an awesome kid in your life who comes to mind while reading this? Tell us about them! That’s all we need to start their amazing creative summer.
To give an under-one-roof experience, we are teaming up with creative organizations based in the South of Metro Manila: ACTS Manila, , Artventure Art Center, Rude Mechanicals Theater, and more independent creatives!
April 22 – May 17
June 3 – 28
Full Camp regular fee:
Round 1 Earlybird Rate: Php 17,000 – valid until March 10
Round 2 Earlybird Rate: Php 17,000 – valid until April 21
It’s better when we’re together! The Friends Discount
We’re happy to offer a 10% discount per head to friends who sign up together for the full camp. (Payment for 2 or more participants made in a single receipt)
Round 1 Friends Discount valid from March 11 to April 22
Round 2 Friends Discount valid from April 22 to June 3
Please note: schedule may be adjusted without prior notice.
ABOUT THE CLASSES AND THE CAMP TEAM
Expressive Arts (Camp Director) – Bambi Gamban
The expressive arts sessions are creative learning experiences for children that grows their awareness of themselves and the world around them. This is an opportunity for them to be more sensitive, mindful, and engaged individuals; as well as happy and confident members of society. (More about the Expressive Arts Approach here)
Bambi Gamban is Camp Create’s Camp Director. From 2009-2014, she facilitated values camps for The Learning Child School’s elementary students and has also conducted retreats and teambuilding workshops for both kids and adults across various organizations. After undergoing training on the use of the expressive arts as therapy, Bambi has also co-facilitated workshops on self-care and psychosocial integration through arts-based approaches. Her naturally warm, amiable, and inclusive character fits her role as External and Community Relations Asst. Director at MAGIS. Her background also includes professional theatre production work, graphic design and tap dancing.
Drama – Joonee Garcia, Rude Mechanicals Theater
Drama is a unique platform to build creative and critical thinking, in an environment that is both challenging and a wonderfully inclusive space to discover who you are and who you can be. Aside from performing and communication skills, Drama also develops confidence, self-esteem, the ability to take risks, and to collaborate with one another.
Joonee is a Music Education graduate of the UP College of Music, and teaches both music and musical theater. Her work often finds her at Academy One Music and Dance Center, her own private studio, and the Tuloy Sa Don Bosco Streetchildren’s Foundation – where she is currently Choir Director and Performing Arts head. She is also founder of Rude Mechs Theater, a company that creates workshops and shows to bring the theater experience to classrooms and communities.
Hip Hop – Frances Mejino, ACTS Manila
Hip Hop creates space to explore style, movement, and personal expression through dance. ACTS Manila is a faith-based company and affiliate school system that uses dance to share messages of hope and good news. All its dancers are trained under a Vaganova-style syllabus and faith-based character formation.
Frances started dancing at the age of 12 under an ACTS Manila affiliate school. She took master classes under local and international ballet masters and choreographers and was trained and mentored by Lora Benedicto for Street Dance (Hiphop). She has performed in various annual shows with ACTS Manila, Ballet Philippines, and De la Salle College of Saint Benilde’s Dance Program. Frances completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance degree at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde under full scholarship. Last year, she attended a Hiphop Workshop organized by Urban Dance Camp held in Mumbai, India. Currently, she teaches Hiphop, and Classical and Modern Ballet in ACTS Manila schools.
Art – Princess Fuentes, Artventure Art Center
Princess Fuentes is the co-founder and main art teacher at Artventure, a children’s art center based in Cavite and art class provider for a growing number of schools in the South of Metro Manila. Their unique approach to art is centered in individualized instruction in a group-learning environment, to enrich artistic growth.
Princess Fuentes is an active member of several art associations in the Philippines, and has won several national art competitions throughout her practice. As a licensed professional nurse, personal care comes naturally in her classes. To bridge her two main areas of expertise, she is currently completing a Masters Degree in Psychology, majoring in Developmental and Clinical Psychology. Her passion for the arts and its benefits for overall wellbeing has brought Artventure and her dynamic painting classes for kids to several schools across Southern Metro Manila.
Taekwondo – Andres Bulay and Jhoan Bernabe
Coach Andres Bulay and licensed professional teacher Coach Jhoan Bernabe have a decade of experience under their belts in teaching TaeKwonDo. An Olympic sport since 2004, the 2000-year-old unarmed Korean martial art is great for kids to develop self-confidence, indomitable spirit, perseverance, and etiquette for them to become competitive in an organized manner that would help them in life, on and beyond the mats.
Both coaches earned their black belt degrees back in 2008 and had been teaching the sport to both kids and adults ever since. Multi-awarded medalists both in local and international competitions, they are really passionate on sharing what they know to others so that they too can experience firsthand the benefits and the opportunities that await a taekwondo practitioner. In 2014, they facilitated the self-defense training program for a security agency with more than 400 members. Both are also advocates of living a healthy lifestyle, imparting what they know about proper nutrition and fitness in and out of Taekwondo. Combining fun and discipline during class, they make it a point that the students enjoy their time during class without sacrificing order and instilling the martial arts spirit in them over time. Both coaches are also handling the varsity programs (Basic Education and Higher Education) for Assumption College San Lorenzo in Makati City. Their background also includes software development, teaching, rowing, bodybuilding, mountaineering, first aid and basic life support, rappelling and events organization.
Treasure Trash – Joni Galeste
Treasure Trash with Joni is all about appreciating our environment and the man-made things we create to fill it. From learning how to make eco-bricks and other fun recycling projects, to understanding how trash accumulates, Treasure Trash is an opportunity for our Campers become more sensitive to the world they live in. Since Camp Create started this class in 2018, we have seen children become more environmentally aware and even eco-warriors, as well as seen the learnings apply to their lives as tools for mindfulness and kindness towards everyone and everything in the world.