Summer Camp 2019 Overview

Our five-week summer camp is divided into weekly themes. Each theme stands alone as a unique project-based learning experience. Each week also offers a new and exciting opportunity to engage Ho Chi Minh City’s most progressive learning environment. Students will interact with the weekly theme through a fun mix of sports, team-building, activities, cooking classes, weekly projects and Life-skills. The goal of each weekly theme is to expose students to unique learning opportunities. These individual learning experiences will help guide students on their larger journey as lifelong learners.

Age (5 – 13 yrs)

Summer Camp is open to students from all schools from 5 to 13 years old

Student Grouping by Age

Although the Summer Camp Programme follows the same weekly themes for all ages, the content varies greatly as it is designed for specific age-appropriate delivery. Students are grouped in age categories:

  • 5 years old
  • 6/7 years old
  • 8/9 years old
  • 10/11 years old
  • 12/13 years old

Days & Times

Monday to Friday each week 8.30 am to 3pm

Dates (17 June – 19 July)


Week 1:  17 – 21 June

Week 2:  24 – 28 June

Week 3:  01 – 05 July

Week 4:  08 – 12 July

Week 5:  15 – 19 July

Campus Location

1 Xuan Thuy Street | Thao Dien Ward | District 2 | Ho Chi Minh City

Example Weekly Timetable

Summer Camp Overview by Weeks

Week 1 (17 – 21 June) – We are Water

Water is Life!
The human body is comprised of up to 60% water!

– What is water?
– How does water connect to life?
– What effect are humans having on water…?
– What and who pollutes our water?

These questions and more will be addressed as part of our inquiry into our worlds’ water. Children will explore ways to improve our relationship with the planets’ water sources and look for innovative solutions to existing problems to improve water quality, to improve life for all creatures.


Week 2 (24 – 28 June) – Air we Breathe

humans we take more than 23,000 breaths per day!

– How can we test air quality?
– What and who pollutes our air?
– How can we clean air?

Children investigate what air quality is all about and how it relates to the wellbeing of living creatures. What can we do to solve problems in relation to air pollution; what innovations can we create to tackle these issues? Air is our life!


Week 3 (01 – 05 July) – Why Plastic?

90% of the trash floating in our oceans is made of plastic! Plastic – throw it away…there is no away…! Why Plastic is an investigation into:

– Why do we use plastics?
– How and where do we use plastic?
– What effect is plastic having on our
environment, our life and the life of all living
– Is there another way…?

A week focusing on ‘solutions’ through creativity and innovation to find sustainable alternatives.
By looking at initiatives from examples set by Inspire Educamps Eco partners, children can ‘invent’ better ways of thinking and doing when it comes to plastic use in our everyday lives. Time for change!


Week 4 (08 – 12 July) – Plant Life

The Earth has over 80,000 species of edible plants, 70,000 of these plant species are utilized for medicine!

– How is our food grown?
– What is organic?
– What do we know about plants?
– Which plants can we eat and use as medicine?
– What do plants need to grow?
– How can we grow vegetables and fruits?

Children will learn about all types of plants and their use for food and medicine. They will learn how to grow many different types of vegetables and fruits from seeds.

The objective of this week is to connect children with the natural living world of plant life as we look at how things connect in nature for plants to grow. We look at ways to make healthy choices about the type of fruits and vegetables we choose to eat!


Week 5 (15 – 19 July) – Living Things

Earth – The Blue Planet!

70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water!
– What lives on land?
– What lives in the oceans?
– How do our actions affect living creatures?
– What can we do to help create a better world for
all living creatures?

This week is all about living things, on land and in our oceans. We investigate the different forms of life and look at how the way humans live affects different creatures!
Can we change the way we do things to create a better environment for all living creatures? How can we do this…?
Through creative thinking and the synergy of collaborating young minds, children will discover solutions and share them with others to create positive change!



On the final day of summer camp, students will be hosting a performance for families based on their learning activities throughout the summer.


Performance: Our Amazing Oceans
Invitation to: All families & friends
Date: Friday 19th July
Time: 2pm
Location: ISHCMC Secondary Campus Theatre


Positivity | Creativity | Open-mindedness | Confidence
Life skills activity sessions, through engaging fun activities, will connect students to weekly core values. These sessions are designed to have practical understanding and outcomes for children that can be applied to their everyday life.

Inquiry-based projects are designed in-line with each weekly theme to guide students to investigate their interests related to the topics and guiding questions.

Teambuilding focuses on boosting confidence and promoting self-esteem. Children are encouraged to learn the true value of collaboration in activities to achieve collective goals through synergy.

Put down the iPad, mobile phones, switch off the TV and get active! Sports games and activities for children help develop movement skills, confidence, and their love of being active.

Fun in the kitchen and such a valuable life skill! Children will learn about various baking and cooking styles and techniques where they are introduced to the various ingredients to form foods from sweet to savory (with a focus on healthy options).

Activity sessions are art & craft-based activities that link closely to each weekly theme (Personal Vision – Thinking Skills – Create your World).

Eco Activities are weekly project and activity sessions linked to Inspire Educamps eco-partners. These inspirational innovations will teach and inspire young minds to solve eco issues in relation to each weekly theme.

Questions and Further Information

If you would like further information about our programme, please contact our
Programme Director – Mr Steve Lanning: