American company WorldStrides International, one of the largest global operators of premium student educational travel, summer school programs and day and residential camps, have some newly designed and unique winter camps lined up.
The 2020-2021 Winter Camp is designed for campers aged 5-12, with both day camps and residential camp programs available. Programs integrate medical and artistic exploration, Chinese communication and speaking skills and KUBO programming and engineering exploration.
Junior Explorers KUBO Coders
KUBO Coders have created a unique classroom solution that breaks down barriers to teach technology and coding to 5-6 year olds. With its ground-breaking TagTiles system, this program allows instructors to introduce concepts through storytelling, accomplishing missions and hands-on discovery, all while learning screen-free. Younger campers will experience a program that inspires them to become creators, innovators and the designers of future technology. KUBO Coders offers children the chance to explore multiple STEM disciplines through this fun program.
Discovery Medical STEM
Discovery Medical STEM aims to introduce 7-12 year-old campers to the fascinating human body. Campers will delve into 14 fundamental functions and systems before seeing how medical professionals deal with and treat the human body. STEM principles are applied to each workshop: Statistics and Measurement, Experimentation, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Scientific Method, Optics and Acoustics. Topics covered include Biostatistics, Anatomy, Neurology, Immunology, Histology, Audiology, Angiology, Cardiology, Physiology, Nutrition, Gastroenterology, First Aid and the roles within the medical team.
Discovery Mixed Media Art
Discovery Mixed Media Art is a broad program that covers many forms of arts and crafts, including but not limited to: Collage, Painting, Drawing, Assemblage (both 2D and 3D), Paper Sculpture, Celebrating Artists and Artwork Appreciation. The comprehensive program teaches the elements of art, the principles of design and other art concepts. Five days of activities are organized into four art projects designed to help campers think critically about art and the art world around them.
The above day camps will take place at the Powerlong Museum. Located in Minhang district at the intersection of Caobao Lu and Xinzhen Lu, the 23,000m² space is home to 10 galleries, with three gallery halls designed for long-term exhibitions, which display masterpieces from different artists and genres from the past century.
This Chinese language communication skills and public speaking course is a 15-hour activity-based program. Tailored for 7-12 year-old campers, they will explore and strengthen their oral skills in Mandarin Chinese. Focusing on a vivid introduction and step-by-step guidance through the course and practice, campers will find topics that suit their personal interests and present their gained knowledge confidently and effectively to their peers.
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KUBO Paradise Camp is an exploration camp that combines KUBO coding and Rube machines. Campers will learn KUBO non-screen coding technology and create a simple Rube machine to achieve an interesting task. This is a cross-curricular exploration that can cultivate campers’ insight, understanding and problem solving skills. It is an amazing and interesting journey for campers.
Sun Island Resort
The residential camps take place at Sun Island Resort. Located in Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District and covering an area of 25 hectares, Sun Island Resort is a natural island on the Mao River in the suburbs of Shanghai. The island is covered with lush greenery and has been referred to as a natural oxygen bar, with its ample vegetation and health care hot springs. Sun Island provides onsite accommodation, a swimming pool, equestrian facilities, handicraft workshops, boating, horse riding and many more outdoor activities. It truly is a comprehensive resort integrating entertainment, wellbeing and pet care for your Shanghai vacation.
WorldStrides Global Camps place great importance on children sharing their camp achievements with their parents. The last day of each session is Parents’ Day, when they invite all parents to join on the campus to experience their child’s world. Parents will get to see their child’s exhibition, project showcase, performance or competition, meet his or her camp counselors and take part in parent-child activities on that day.
WorldStrides Global Camps Team
The WorldStrides Global Camps Team prioritizes providing the best possible winter camp experience for your child. From site directors to activity leaders to Nest Group counselors to nurses and lifeguards, all staff go through extensive training to provide only the top level of care and supervision.
Catering is provided by market-leading dining service companies. Each meal is designed by a dining nutritionist to ensure campers have a well-balanced and energizing diet. For campers with special dietary requirements, they will arrange alternative menus.
This year’s dormitory camp is suited with fully equipped campers’ dormitories. They provide 24-hour air-conditioning and a special night watch to provide campers with a safe, warm and comfortable resting environment.