The Theme of SUMMER CAMP 2019: TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD
19th June-18th July American School, French School Holiday Camp. We will do local field trips depending on pick up times of the other schools.
WEEK 1 EUROPE
Activities of the week: We will start the holiday camp with a transport theme, preparing our passports for the summer, means of transportations, discussing destinations/places children have visited, transport related crafts and famous landmarks of Europe, country-capital quizzes
22nd Monday: Treasure hunt in the forest (children have to find theme related images, objects)
23th Tuesday: Field trip to Museumhaven Gouda to see the boats and read about their history
24th Wednesday: Visit to the Peace Palace in The Hague as it is a European heritage site and the symbol of peace and justice in Europe
25th Thursday: Trip to the Nederlands Transport Museum in Nieuwe Vennep
26th Friday: Picnic in Westbroek Park together with other Zo locations
WEEK 2 OCEANIA
Activities of the week: fairy tales, making our suitcases from shoe boxes for the summer and collecting various items in it from the field trips (entrance tickets, leaflets, shells, stones…)
29th Monday: Beach time, facts and interesting information about oceans, islands
30th Tuesday: Omniversum The Hague- watching a movie about oceans or about sea-life/island life (depending what is on the programme that time)
31st Wednesday: Joining the other Zo locations for a water party in van der Wijckstraat
1st August Thursday: Going to Schiphol to spot planes, look at airline logos and go inside the museum plane or to the See life Museum
2nd Friday: Trip to a bigger playground in Leiden/Voorschoten
Activities of the week: turning our environment into a jungle and designing our own jewellery and accessories
5th Monday: Nature playground Voorschoten
6th Tuesday: Visiting the Museum van Volkenkunde in Leiden to get inspired for our designer week
7th Wednesday: Jungle day, going to Warmond recreation island, building a hut and talking about „survival in the wild”
8th Thursday: Field trip to Hortus Botanicus Leiden to find out what vegetation grows in Asia
9th Friday: Going to the Haagse Bos climbing forest and maybe visiting the Oriental Supermarket to get some traditional delicacies
WEEK 4 AUSTRALIA
Activities of the week: Australian animals carfts, the most dangerous animlas of Australia, games
12th Monday: Joining the other Zo locations for ’’Expeditie Robinson’’ on Scheveningen beach
13th Tuesday: Visiting Museon Den Haag for ’’National Geographic Colours of the World’’ exhibition
14th Wednesday: Going to an animal farm and have a pony ride
15th Thursday: Trip to the paddling pools in the Amsterdamse Bos or other playgrounds
16th Friday: Picnic in a park with games
WEEK 5 AMERICA
Activities of the week: painting landscapes and exhibiting it during the week for parents to see. Learning about American sports and trying them. Dutch history present in American place names, dutch words in the language.
19th Monday: Trip to the beach and dunes
20th Tuesday: Visiting Madurodam
21st Wednesday: Nature playground
22nd Thursday: Going to ’’Caribbean Ties” exhibition in Museon about the pre-columbian inhabitants of America
23rd Friday: Sport day, basketball, baseball and in the afternoon BBQ
WEEK 6 AFRIKA
Activities for the week: ’’The Big Five” crafts, African music and folk tales, making decorations for the World-Party
26th Monday: Visiting the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam, see monsters and cruise ship exhibition
27th Tuesday: Naturalis (if it reopens by that time)
28th Wednesday: Going to the Statenkwartier to see the flags of all the countries, flag-quiz, flag recognition, then going to the playground close to the Scheveningse Bos.
29th Thursday: Joining the other Zo locations for a sport day in Zuiderpark with African dance workshop and music
30th Friday: Dress up party, world-quiz, world-food, world-music
Our holiday camp programme is offered during all school holidays for children from four to 12 years of age. Full- or half-day programmes are available and hot meals are included. The price for a full day is €84 and for a half day €55 (available only in Wassenaar). Registration is flexible and parents can opt for one day or for five days a week. You can book a day before and your child can join us the next day.
School holidays are always great fun at Big Ben Kids. Every day is different and exciting. We have so many things to keep the children busy. They get the chance to take part in certain activities for the first time, gain confidence, make friends and learn new skills.
At Big Ben Kids Holiday Camp, we offer art and science projects and have music, drama and theme days. We visit many museums and entertainment parks and the children can experience various sports activities, from skiing and swimming to bowling. And our closeness to the dunes and beach means we are just minutes away from the great outdoors.
7:30 – 9:00 Arriving time / Free play time
9:30-10:00 Leaving for field trip
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch
13:45 – 15:45 Activities
17:30 Free play time
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At Big Ben Kids, we serve two warm, healthy, homemade meals each day. The snacks are nutritious as well, with lots of fruits and raw vegetables. Parents receive our menu every week, so they are aware of what the children are being served. We also encourage the children to tell us what their favourite meal is; we listen and take their preferences into consideration.
Lots of extra activities
Next to the well-structured curriculum, we always like to do more! Decorating the childcare centres with the children, dancing, making music, learning the Dutch language, going to the library, the swimming pool, on field trips…
Learning through play
Our curriculum is carefully designed in such a way that the children don’t even notice how much they learn each day. For them, it’s all about playing and having fun!
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