OWN Inspiration Summer Camp 2018 – Level 1

Summer is the time for exploration, play and development. OWN Inspiration Summer Camp inspires students to build their OWN perspectives with new ideas, activities and relationships that they wouldn’t otherwise find in schools, homes or regular summer camps.

Taking inspiration from the Finnish approach to learning, children are encouraged to learn about learning and engage in independent thinking. The summer camps three themes focus on: Design Thinking, Connected Learning and both Social and Environmental Citizenship.

This traveling summer camp is unlike no other offered in Hong Kong. Our teachers and coaches are successful and driven industry professionals who offer OWN students the opportunity to step out of their comfort zones and learn in real world settings.

Activities range from designing your own race car, storytelling through film, upcycling used products into useful objects and watersports such as standup paddle boarding and canyoneering. The diverse activities give students an intensive experience allowing them to learn from different environments while triggering new passion and inspiration.

Dates: Camp 1 [Aug 6 – 11 – FULL] | Camp 2 [Aug 13 – 18] | Camp 3 [Aug 20 – 25]
Times: Monday – Thursday: 10am – 4pm. Friday – Saturday. 8am – 6pm with an overnight camping on Friday
Age: 9 – 13 years old (Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis)
Student to Coach Ratio: ~ 8 to 1

Fee per Student:
[Early Bird Offer before May 31st $7,800 (Lunch and transport not Included)
[Early Bird Pair Sign Up before May 31st] $7,600 (Lunch and transport not Included)
[Late Bird Offer before June 30th] $8,400 (Lunch and transport not Included)
[Late Bird Pair Sign Up before June 30th] $8,200 (Lunch and transport not Included)
[Regular Offer] $9,000 (Lunch and transport not Included)

Send us an e-mail or call us +852 2850 4207

If you’re interested in the camp, your OWN coach will reach out ASAP!

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OWN Inspiration Camp by OWN Academy returns for the third summer! OWN Academy is an education innovation company that focuses on real-world learning by reengineering the what, how and where we learn. As we all know, traditional summer programs – students learn one topic, in one space for one week. Instead, OWN Inspiration Summer Camp is designed to engage students with a different theme, experience and environment every day to expose them to new ideas and inspire their love of learning. More importantly, as a traveling school we take students outside of their comfort zone, challenge them and develop their character through new experiences and meeting new people.

OWN Inspiration Summer Camp Level 1 is designed based on OWN Academy’s’ ExCCEL formula – Exposure, Creativity, Consciousness, Entrepreneurship and Learn to Learn – these elements together are crucial in developing deep learning. Similarly, a lifelong learning mindset is a success factor of the future. Therefore, we travel throughout this camp to cultivate the idea that we can learn anywhere and everywhere. OWN Inspiration Summer Camp focuses on designing the most powerful learning environments by making Hong Kong’s unique characteristics the backdrop of our classroom. With a strong focus on real-world learning, an out of classroom experience, integration with technology, we take a hands-on, experiential and research based approach to trying new things and discovering oneself. Innovative learning is at the core of what we do, hence, we covers topics of the future – Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Design, Storytelling and Nature Adventure.

During the week, there are three overarching themes: Design Thinking, Connected Learning and Social & Environmental Citizenship. There is an element of design in our everyday lives and the camp will explore the concept of design within different contexts and functions. Connected learning is about understanding how seemingly disparate things are increasingly interconnected in today’s globalized world and promotes a better understanding of the implications of such relationships. Finally, Social and Environmental Citizenship explores how we are intimately connected to the environment and our fellow citizens in order to better understand the impact that our choices create. Throughout camp, we also embed the development of 21st Century skills such as Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Teamwork, Mindfulness, Exploration, Analytical Thinking and Reflection among others .

This program gives your child maximum exposure to a range of life skills that are not emphasized in the traditional classroom setting, but also encourages your child to fully exercise these life skills in different scenarios. More importantly, OWN Inspiration Summer Camp is designed to ensure maximum enjoyment for your child!

OWN ExCCEL Formula

OWN Inspiration Summer Camp

Theme 1: Sustainability – Be an Eco Foodie
We all love food, but how many people can tell us where our food comes from? With the amount of waste that is being created, how can we intersect food with waste? How can we create a more sustainable future? What you do makes a difference and you need to decide what difference you want to make. Being aware of yourself and your environment will be the beginning of a self discovery journey of who you are, what values you stand for, who you want to be and how to develop yourself and your relationship with the environment.
Location: Hong Kong Island (TBC)
Time: 10am – 4pm

Theme 2: Entrepreneurship – From Idea to Reality
Find out what it means to be an entrepreneur, what are the different types of businesses in today’s world and what is required to operate a successful business. We go behind the scenes to find out how a business operates from ideation to store front as well as how products are made from design to production. Understanding the different departments and people needed within a company, operational processes and how to apply design thinking all contributes to a socially and environmentally sustainable business.
Location: Hong Kong Island (TBC)
Time: 10am – 4pm

Theme 3: Design, Create & Appreciate – Make Your OWN Pinewood Derby Race Car
Living in a city where most products are imported, we rarely experience the process of design, iteration and the satisfaction of holding your creation in hand. For example, wood is one of the most common materials we see in our everyday lives but we tend to only interact with it in its final form. We explore carpentry as one of the more tangible ways to experience design making. The final product will be a pinewood racing car made using our own design and basic tools and to finish it off we will host a Derby Grand Prix!
Location: Hong Kong Island (TBC)
Time: 10am – 4pm

Theme 4 – Storytelling as a Film Maker
In today’s digital world we play the role of content consumers as well as content producers. With all the information we receive, we often simply remember a good story. Technology has democratized the power to share stories with the world. Therefore, now, more than ever, anyone has the opportunity to stand out, spread a message, and make a change through storytelling. The same goes for students applying to schools or fresh graduates applying to jobs. The skill of good storytelling will separate you from the crowd, making it a timeless skill. We will discover storytelling skills through visuals and create our own unique film.
Location: Hong Kong Island (TBC)
Time: 10am – 4pm

Theme 5: Nature – Creativity and Adventure
We end the camp by seeking adventure at one of Hong Kong’s most beautiful corners. This experience will be filled with activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), snorkeling and even coasteering. Coastal surveillance will give us a first hand encounter of the plastic ocean problem in Hong Kong. This overnight camp is a great opportunity to gain independence as well as life skills through various camp crafts.
Location: New Territories (TBC)
Time: 8am – 6pm (overnight)