Camp Create 2018
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, Anino Shadowplay Collective, Artventure Art Center, and more independent creatives!
!! ROUND 2 !!
JUNE 18 – JULY 20 2018
Earlybird Rate: Php 17,000 – valid until May 31
Full camp: Php 20,000
It’s better when we’re together!
Starting June 1, we’re happy to offer a 10% discount per head to friends who sign up together. (Payment for 2 or more participants made in a single receipt)
ROUND 1 : APRIL 16 – MAY 18 2018
Earlybird Rate: Php 17,000 – valid until March 31
Full camp: Php 20,000
Please note: schedule may be adjusted without prior notice, up to June 15, 2018.
ABOUT THE CLASSES AND THE CAMP TEAM
Camp Director – Bambi Gamban
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.
Expressive Arts – Joey Atayde
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)
Joey is the Expressive Arts Program Director of MAGIS Creative Spaces and is a registered dance/movement therapist with the American Dance Therapy Association (A.D.T.A). She obtained her Masters of Science degree in dance/movement therapy at Pratt Institute, New York where she also worked with individuals ranging from children with autism and developmental delays to adults and seniors with various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia among others. In her work, she uses the body and movement as a form of psychotherapy and a way to integrate the mind, body and spirit which are interrelated.
Drama – Monique Escueta Bunuan, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Philippines (Round 1 only)
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 – 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.
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.
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.
Datu Arellano, who likes to call himself a ‘multimedia monster’, is a visual artist, a musician, a graphic designer, a retired front-end web developer, an educator, and an active member of the Anino Shadowplay Collective since 1997. As a practitioner he straddles multiple contexts of visual and performing arts, and works within the traditional forms of drawing and painting; the experimental aspects of sound design, music, and video; and the commercial contexts of graphic design. He has had six solo exhibitions and a number of group exhibitions to date. With Anino Shadowplay Collective he has performed not only in the Philippines, but around the globe to places such as Patras in Greece, Hanoi in Vietnam, Jakarta and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, and a handful of cities in Australia.
Teta Tulay is a multidisciplinary artist, cultural worker and educator who has received recognition from Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, Animation Council of the Philippines Inc (ACPI), and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) for some of her collaborative and individual endeavors in animation and illustration. Aside from Anino, she is also a member of Pinoy Animagination, a group of independent animators who facilitate workshops that propagate alternative animation. She is extern moderator for AniMagis animation club at the Ateneo Grade School, academic coordinator of the Fine Arts Program at Kalayaan College in Quezon City, and a lecturer at the School of Design and Arts AB Animation Program of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, where she also mentors Karilyo, an artist group under the Office of Culture and Arts.
To indicate interest and officially reserve slot/s on Camp Create, just fill up our online registration form here!
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.
You may also reserve by contacting/visiting us through any of our numbers or addresses, 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 your reservation, payment must be made within 3 working days to secure your slot/s.