WE’RE BACK FOR ROUND 2!
Camp Create is a summer day camp for kids aged 6 – 12 years old. Whether it’s holding messy clay in their hands, holding a brush to paper, or holding themselves in a space to dance or play a character… 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 have teamed up with creative organizations based in the South of Metro Manila: ACTS Manila, DrumStart Philippines, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Philippines, Artventure Art Center, and more independent creatives!
ROUND 2 : June 13 – July 7, 2017
Full camp: Php 16,900
Weekly rate: Php 4,900
Start June 19: Php 13,500
Start June 26: Php 9,000
It’s better when we’re together!
Starting June 1, we’re happy to offer a 10% discount to siblings. (Payment made in a single receipt)
ABOUT THE CLASSES AND THE CAMP TEAM
Art of Expression – Bambi Gamban (Camp Director)
ArtEx is a creative learning experience 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.
Drum Circles – Ryan Peralta, DrumStart Philippines
Drum circles are a great way to be introduced to music, or to experience it in a new way. Through facilitated rhythm, participants discover their capability and the joy in creating music with a group. Confidence, non-verbal communication, patience, teamwork, and respect are just some of the learning points in a drum circle.
The drum circles at Camp Create are facilitated by Ryan Peralta. Ryan started playing the drums at 13 and was teaching by 16. He studied at the Musar-Yamaha School of Music in Baguio, and entered the music scene performing with many popular bands and artists, and is currently the new drummer of the Philippine’s popular rock group, Rivermaya. Ryan’s partnership with MAGIS is one where he represents DrumStart, a company that is pioneering facilitated rhythm events in the Philippines. Learn more about DrumStart on their website.
Drama – Monique Escueta Bunuan, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Philippines
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is an international developmental drama program, which started in Australia, that uses drama exercises and acting techniques to build creative and critical thinking, performing arts and communication skills while also improving confidence, self-esteem, and ability to take risks, and to collaborate with one another.
Monique Escueta Bunuan has an M.A. in Educational Theatre from New York University (NYC), an M.A. in Developmental Education from the University of Asia & the Pacific (Manila), and also studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (California). She was the Theatre Arts Director for many years at Oakcrest School (McLean, VA), where she directed and produced numerous musicals and developed the curriculum for the middle and upper school prior to her move back to the Philippines. Monique believes every child is an artist and advocates that theatre arts is a powerful tool for personal and community development.
Hip Hop – Aices 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.
Aices 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. Aices 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, 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.
Pottery – Adi Santos
Learn the basics of handbuilding and throwing, and a little bit of the history of pottery, through this project-led course. Students are encouraged to stretch the limits of their creativity by shuttling between 2D and 3D thinking and making. The core objective of these pottery classes is to cultivate tactile sensitivity and an appreciation for handmade objects.
Adi Santos is a designer-maker with a specialism in pottery, building a creative practice in the Philippines after graduating from Design and Craft at the University of Brighton in United Kingdom. If you see Adi much more often around the school than just her Pottery classes at MAGIS, it’s because she is also the Campus Photographer and Communications Coordinator, and has run pottery classes for The Learning Child School the past two years.
Yoga for Kids – Jill Santos
Yoga involves breathing exercises and movement through a series of poses. Yoga for kids is designed to deliver this by engaging children through the use of storytelling, music, and games. More than a form of physical exercise, yoga benefits our emotional and mental well-being, which can positively impact academic performance and other areas of child development. In this fast-paced 21st century, mindfulness in schools is an emerging need and initiatives in a growing number of countries is benefitting from the impact of activities that encourage it – one of which is kids yoga.
Jill is a certified Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher. Her previous work experience in schools and her personal yoga practice led her to the path of being a yoga teacher, passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga to even the youngest toddlers. She currently runs Yoga classes for preschool students at The Learning Child School, while completing the Teacher Certificate Program at De La Salle University.
To indicate interest and officially reserve slot/s on Camp Create, kindly contact us through any of the numbers or addresses here, and please include the following details:
Name of child/ren
Parent/guardian mobile number
Parent/guardian email address
You will receive a confirmation that your reservation has been received and in place. Upon confirmation of this reservation, payments must be made within 3 working days to secure your slot/s.
Payments can be made in cash or cheque at the MAGIS office (address at the bottom left of this page). Bank deposits may be made to:
BPI Current Account
Account Name: MAGIS Creative Spaces, Inc.
Account Number: 8291-0114-12
A final confirmation of your secured slot/s will be sent by our team through email, within 1 working day after we are furnished a copy of the deposit slip at: firstname.lastname@example.org.