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Spring Camps 2019

Join the adventure during the Spring Holiday!
Zein Multi-Activity Day Camps 2019

About the camps
In the blink of an eye, the Spring Holiday is around the corner! During this holiday, we will be running our wonderful and exciting Multi-Activity Day Camps where our Little Explorers and Big Adventurers can discover and further develop their talents! Our Holiday Camps run simultaneously with the holidays of all key international and Dutch schools in The Hague.

The camps will be running at all five Zein Out of School Care locations. Please see the sections below for more details on the dates, programme and daily organisation of activities or click the link to reserve a place for your child.  

Camp dates
•    The Estate and The Willows (BSN): 8 April – 23 April (inclusive) ;
•    The Oaks (ISH) and The Maples (ESH): 19 April – 3 May;
•    The Elms (HSV): 29 April – 10 May;
•    The Elms (French Lycee): 19 April – 3 May;

Field trips 
As each camp will include a minimum of three entertaining field trips – depending on public holidays – so there will be something fun for all children joining!

•    Butterfly Garden Aan de Vliet – A tropical indoor butterfly jungle zoo;
•    Plaswijckpark – An outdoor play park in Rotterdam;
•    Museon & Omniversum – Culture and science museum, and wide-screen theatre​​
•    The Kinderboekenmuseum – Offers exciting interactive book related exhibitions for the children to participate in.
•    Zuiderparadijs – Indoor playground
•    KidsZoo – Indoor playground
•    Kids Playground – Indoor playground

Programme for The Estate (Benoordenhout)

Please note: The programme for The Estate specifically covers the holiday days of the BSN. Click the link to find out more about The Estate.

- FIRST WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 8 April
Welcome to the Spring Holiday Camps! Today, we will celebrate friendships - old ones and those that are yet to be made during camps... The Little Explorers will make a hand print Friendship Wreath, whereas the Big Adventurers make a Friendship Bracelet with yarn. To keep that creative flow going, the little campers will surprise their parents with a beautiful water colour butterfly card, and the older campers will experiment with making coffee filter science & chromatography butterflies... And to kick off the Spring season, all campers will end a perfect first day of camp making a Spring Words Flower craft.

Please note: As always during Zein Holiday Camps, all our camp days are complemented with sports & recreational games, indoors as well as outdoors on the playground if the weather permits.

Tuesday 9 April
Field trip: Vlinders aan de Vliet
Today, we will enter the tropics as we go into the butterfly jungle! The butterflies and the other animals living here cannot be found in Europe as they all live in the warmer, tropical areas of the world. Have fun exploring!

Wednesday 10 April
All young scientists will enjoy the science of making bubbles (Little Explorers) and spring slime with foam beads (Big Adventurers). Little chefs can indulge themselves when making healthy, delicious chocolate & vanilla Ice Cream, yummy! And nature lovers will definitely enjoy nature-based spring portraits (Little Explorers) or nature flower weaving with sticks and yarn.

Thursday 11 April
Field trip: KidsZoo
After showing all our moves at KidsZoo - back at base camp -  all campers can make a paper turtle plate and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Friday 12 April   
How can it be that some objects can fly? Today, we will find out as the youngest campers will make a flying kite and the older campers will engage is some fun airplane making and a flying contest. This camp day includes a culinary touch: the Little Explorers will be making 'springalicious' fruit smoothies and the Big Adventurers will make banana-mango frozen yogurt. And after crafting jaw-dropping 3D caterpillars and colourful cosmic sun catchers, it's time to go home and celebrate the weekend!


- SECOND WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 15 April    
We will kick off the second week designing and constructing various arts and crafts! All little campers will enjoy making their own little bird house - either from milk cartons or wooden popsicles. The Little Explorers will accompany their bird house with a bird feeder that they will make themselves. The Big Adventurers will make a Spring flower pot where they put in some seeds to grow. In the afternoon, it's time for some construction challenges! For the little ones it's building bridges made of egg cartons and the older campers are challenged to do some bridge-making with other materials and testing it afterwards.

Tuesday 16 April
Field trip: Plaswijckpark (Explorers, aged 4-6) & Museum Hoeksche Waard (Adventurers, aged 7-12)
These fields trip will take the Little Explorers into the imaginative world of Plaswijckpark - a beautiful outdoor play park where even animals can be spotted... The Big Adventurers will step into the historic world of The Netherlands. How did the Dutch live 200 years ago? Meet a farmer, a Lady and a kid that went to school at that time... Once returned to base camp, we end the day with fun animal face painting and some fun recreational games.

Wednesday 17 April
A healthy world is the only future for generations to come! That's why today, we will put extra emphasis on 'Earth Awareness' in our activities. The Little Explorers will get green hands as they will plant their own seeds and watch them bloom..! They will also craft a hand-printed Earth and construct a windmill with recycled materials. The Big Adventurers will be making a 3D planet craft and 'Earth Daisies'. Then they will watch a sort documentary about our planet earth and it's environment, after which they will have a discussion session.

Thursday 18 April 
Field trip: Museon (Explorers, aged 4-6) & Omniversum (Adventurers, aged 7-12)
During today’s field trip, the Little Explorers will be attending a fun workshop about tickly bugs at Museon! Afterwards, they can will visit the museum. The bigger kids will go Omniversum (film t.b.a.) and afterwards they will also go into Museon. Back at base camp, all campers will be making some bunny or chicken treat cups for our Friday Hunting Game.

Friday 19 April
In keeping with the season, we will be making beautiful egg and bunny crafts! The Little Explorers will be making egg carton flower wreaths and a paper plate bunny mask, while the older campers will make a 3D paper egg and enjoy an animal mask challenge. To treat ourselves, all campers will make their own yummy bunny cup cake before ending the day either with an egg hunt or scavenger hunt. Happy weekend!

Monday 22 April
CAMPS CLOSED - Easter

Tuesday 23 April    
On the very last day of camp, we will gather round and craft a spring garden collage (Little Explorers) and glow in the dark slime (Big Adventurers). We will be making some tasty spring pizza before going out on a picnic, accompanied by a music and karaoke competition. The older campers will also be playing the capture the flag game!
 

Programme for The Willows (Leidschenveen)

Please note: The regular programme at The Willows covers the holidays of the BSN and part of the holidays of local Dutch schools. Click the link for more info about The Willows.

- FIRST WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 8 April
Welcome to the Spring Holiday Camps! Today, we will celebrate friendships - old ones and those that are yet to be made during camps. The Little Explorers will make a handprint Friendship Wreath, whereas the Big Adventurers make a Friendship Bracelet with yarn. To keep that creative flow going, the little campers will surprise their parents with a beautiful water colour butterfly card, and the older campers will experiment in making coffee filter science & chromatography butterflies... And to kick off the Spring, all campers will end a perfect first day of camp with making a Spring Words Flower craft.

Please note: As always during Zein Holiday Camps, all our camp days are complemented with sports & recreational games, indoors as well as outdoors on the playground if the weather permits.

Tuesday 9 April
Field trip: KidsZoo
​Today’s field trip is all about clattering, climbing, and sliding at one of the nicest indoor playgrounds - under careful and strict supervision of the staff of KidsZoo and Zein.

Wednesday 10 April
All little scientists will enjoy the science of making bubbles (Little Explorers) and spring slime with foam beads (Big Adventurers). Little chefs can indulge themselves when making healthy, delicious chocolate & vanilla Ice Cream, yummy! And nature lovers will definitely enjoy nature-based spring portraits (Little Explorers) or nature flower weaving with sticks and yarn.

Thursday 11 April
Field trip: Vlinders aan de Vliet
Today, we will enter the tropics as we go into the butterfly jungle! The butterflies and the other animals living here cannot be found in Europe as they all live in the warmer, tropical areas of the world. Have fun exploring! Back at base camp, all campers can make a paper turtle plate and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Friday 12 April   
How can it be that some object can fly? Today, we will find out as the little campers will make a flying kite and the older campers will engage is some fun airplane making and a flying contest. This camps day includes a culinary touch: the Little Explorers will be making 'springalicious' fruit smoothies and the Big Adventurers will make banana-mango frozen yogurt. And after crafting jaw-dropping 3D caterpillars and colourful cosmic sun catchers, it's time to go home and celebrate the weekend!


- SECOND WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 15 April    
We will kick off the second week designing and constructing various arts and crafts! All little campers will enjoy making their own little bird house - either from milk cartons or wooden popsicles. The Little Explorers will accompany their bird house with a bird feeder that they will make themselves. The Big Adventurers will make a Spring flower pot where they put in some seeds to grow. In the afternoon, it's time for some construction challenges! For the little ones it's building bridges made of egg cartons and the older campers are challenged to do some bridge-making with other materials and testing it afterwards.

Tuesday 16 April
Field trip: Museon (Explorers, aged 4-6) & Omniversum (Adventurers, aged 7-12)
During today’s field trip, the Little Explorers will be attending a fun workshop at Museon about tickly bugs! Afterwards, they can will visit the museum. The bigger kids will go Omniversum (film t.b.a.) and afterwards they will also go into Museon. Once returned to base camp, we end the day with fun animal face painting and some fun recreational games.

Wednesday 17 April
A healthy world is the only future for generations to come! That's why today, we will put extra emphasis on 'Earth Awareness' in our activities. The Little Explorers will get green hands as they will plant their own seeds and watch them bloom..! They will also craft a hand-printed Earth and construct a windmill with recycled materials. The Big Adventurers will be making a 3D planet craft and 'Earth Daisies'. Then they will watch a sort documentary about our planet earth and it's environment, after which they will have a discussion session.

Thursday 18 April 
Field trip: Plaswijckpark (Explorers, aged 4-6) & Museum Hoeksche Waard (Adventurers, aged 7-12)
These fields trip will take the Little Explorers into the imaginative world of Plaswijckpark - a beautiful outdoor play park where even animals can be spotted... The Big Adventurers will step into the historic world of The Netherlands. How did the Dutch live 200 years ago? Meet a farmer, a Lady and a kid that went to school at that time... Back at base camp, all campers will be making some bunny or chicken treat cups for our Friday Hunting Game.

Friday 19 April
In keeping with the season, we will be making beautiful egg and bunny crafts! The little campers will be making egg carton flower wreaths and a paper plate bunny mask, whereas the older campers will make a 3D paper egg and a animal mask challenge. To treat ourselves, all campers will make their own yummy bunny cup cake before ending the day with either an egg hunt or scavenger hunt. Happy weekend!

Monday 22 April
CAMPS CLOSED - Easter

Tuesday 23 April    
On the very last day of camp, we will gather round and craft a spring garden collage (Little Explorers) and glow in the dark slime (Big Adventurers). We will be making some tasty spring pizza before going out on a picnic, accompanied with a music and karaoke competition. The older campers will also be doing capture the flag game!


Programme for The Maples (Bomenbuurt, edge of Statenkwartier & Vogelwijk)

Please note: The programme for The Maples specifically covers the holiday days of the European School of The Hague, but the holiday camp location is open to children from all schools in the surrounding area. Click the link to find out more about The Maples.

- FIRST WEEK OF CAMPS -

Friday 19 April
Welcome to the Spring Holiday Camps! Today, we will celebrate friendships - old ones and those that are yet to be made during camps. The Little Explorers will make a handprint Friendship Wreath, whereas the Big Adventurers make a Friendship Bracelet with yarn.
In keeping with the season, we will be making beautiful egg and bunny crafts! The little campers will be making egg carton flower wreaths, whereas the older campers will make a 3D paper egg. To treat ourselves, all campers will make their own yummy bunny cup cake before ending the day with either an egg hunt or scavenger hunt.

Please note: As always during Zein Holiday Camps, all our camp days are complemented with sports & recreational games, indoors as well as outdoors on the playground if the weather permits.

Monday 22 April
CAMPS CLOSED - Easter

Tuesday 23 April
A healthy world is the only future for generations to come! That's why today, we will put extra emphasis on 'Earth Awareness' in our activities. The Little Explorers will get green hands as they will plant their own seeds and watch them bloom..! They will also craft a hand-printed Earth and construct a windmill with recycled materials. The Big Adventurers will be making a 3D planet craft and 'Earth Daisies'. Then they will watch a sort documentary about our planet earth and it's environment, after which they will have a discussion session.

Wednesday 24 April
Field trip: Kinderboekenmuseum
We will all step into the wondrous world of children's books at the Kinderboekenmuseum... Back at base camp, all campers can make a paper plate bunny mask and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Thursday 25 April   
How can it be that some object can fly? Today, we will find out as the little campers will make a flying kite and the older campers will engage is some fun airplane making and a flying contest. This camps day includes a culinary touch: the Little Explorers will be making 'springalicious' fruit smoothies and the Big Adventurers will make banana-mango frozen yogurt. And after crafting jaw-dropping 3D caterpillars and colourful cosmic sun catchers, it's time to end the day!

Friday 26 April
Field trip: Zuiderparadijs
After showing all of our moves at Zuiderparadijs - back at base camp - all campers can craft a water colour butterfy card and/or do some fun sports & recreational games before going home and celebrating the weekend.


- SECOND WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 29 April    
We will kick off the second week designing and constructing various arts and crafts! All little campers will enjoy making their own little bird house - either from milk cartons or wooden popsicles. The Little Explorers will accompany their bird house with a bird feeder that they will make themselves. The Big Adventurers will make a Spring flower pot where they put in some seeds to grow. In the afternoon, it's time for some construction challenges! For the little ones it's building bridges made of egg cartons and the older campers are challenged to do some bridge-making with other materials and testing it afterwards.

Tuesday 30 April
Field trip: KidsZop 
​Today’s field trip is all about clattering, climbing, and sliding at one of the nicest indoor playgrounds - under careful and strict supervision of the staff of KidsZoo and Zein!  Once returned to base camp, we end the day with beautiful water colour flower making and some fun recreational games.

Wednesday 1 May
All little scientists will enjoy the science of making bubbles (Little Explorers) and spring slime with foam beads (Big Adventurers). Little chefs can indulge themselves when making healthy, delicious chocolate & vanilla Ice Cream, yummy! And nature lovers will definitely enjoy nature-based spring portraits (Little Explorers) or nature flower weaving with sticks and yarn.

Thursday 2 May
Field trip: Vlinders aan de Vliet
Today, we will enter the tropics as we go into the butterfly jungle! The butterflies and the other animals living here cannot be found in Europe as they all live in the warmer, tropical areas of the world. Have fun exploring! Back at base camp, all campers can make a paper turtle plate and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Friday 3 May
On the very last day of camp, we will gather round and craft a spring garden collage (Little Explorers) and glow in the dark slime (Big Adventurers). We will be making some tasty spring pizza before going out on a picnic, accompanied with a music and karaoke competition. The older campers will also be doing capture the flag game!


Programme for The Oaks (Kijkduin)

Please note: the programme The Oaks covers the holidays of the International School of The Hague, but the holiday camp location is open to children from all schools in the surrounding area. Click the links for more info about The Oaks.


- FIRST WEEK OF CAMPS -

Friday 19 April
Welcome to the Spring Holiday Camps! Today, we will celebrate friendships - old ones and those that are yet to be made during camps. The Little Explorers will make a handprint Friendship Wreath, whereas the Big Adventurers make a Friendship Bracelet with yarn.
And with Spring upon us, we will be making beautiful egg and bunny crafts! The little campers will be making egg carton flower wreaths, whereas the older campers will make a 3D paper egg. To treat ourselves, all campers will make their own yummy bunny cup cake before ending the day with either an egg hunt or scavenger hunt.

Please note: As always during Zein Holiday Camps, all our camp days are complemented with sports & recreational games, indoors as well as outdoors on the playground if the weather permits.

Monday 22 April
CAMPS CLOSED - Easter

Tuesday 23 April
Field trip: KidsZoo
​Today’s field trip is all about clattering, climbing, and sliding at one of the nicest indoor playgrounds - under careful and strict supervision of the staff of KidsZoo and Zein! Back at base camp, all campers can make a paper plate bunny mask and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Wednesday 24 April
A healthy world is the only future for generations to come! That's why today, we will put extra emphasis on 'Earth Awareness' in our activities. The Little Explorers will get green hands as they will plant their own seeds and watch them bloom..! They will also craft a hand-printed Earth and construct a windmill with recycled materials. The Big Adventurers will be making a 3D planet craft and 'Earth Daisies'. Then they will watch a sort documentary about our planet earth and it's environment, after which they will have a discussion session​.

Thursday 25 April   
How can it be that some object can fly? Today, we will find out as the little campers will make a flying kite and the older campers will engage is some fun airplane making and a flying contest. This camps day includes a culinary touch: the Little Explorers will be making 'springalicious' fruit smoothies and the Big Adventurers will make banana-mango frozen yogurt. And after crafting jaw-dropping 3D caterpillars and colourful cosmic sun catchers, it's time to end the day!

Friday 26 April
Field trip: Vlinders aan de Vliet
Today, we will enter the tropics as we go into the butterfly jungle! The butterflies and the other animals living here cannot be found in Europe as they all live in the warmer, tropical areas of the world. Have fun exploring! Back at base camp, all campers can craft a water colour butterfy card and/or do some fun sports & recreational games before going home and celebrating the weekend.


- SECOND WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 29 April    
We will kick off the second week designing and constructing various arts and crafts! All little campers will enjoy making their own little bird house - either from milk cartons or wooden popsicles. The Little Explorers will accompany their bird house with a bird feeder that they will make themselves. The Big Adventurers will make a Spring flower pot where they put in some seeds to grow. In the afternoon, it's time for some construction challenges! For the little ones it's building bridges made of egg cartons and the older campers are challenged to do some bridge-making with other materials and testing it afterwards.

Tuesday 30 April
Field trip: Kinderboekenmuseum
We will all step into the wondrous world of children's books at the Kinderboekenmuseum... Once returned to base camp, we end the day with beautiful water colour flower making and some fun recreational games.

Wednesday 1 May
All little scientists will enjoy the science of making bubbles (Little Explorers) and spring slime with foam beads (Big Adventurers). Little chefs can indulge themselves when making healthy, delicious chocolate & vanilla Ice Cream, yummy! And nature lovers will definitely enjoy nature-based spring portraits (Little Explorers) or nature flower weaving with sticks and yarn.

Thursday 2 May
Field trip: Zuiderparadijs
After showing all of our moves at Zuiderparadijs - back at base camp - all campers can make a paper turtle plate and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Friday 3 May
On the very last day of camp, we will gather round and craft a spring garden collage (Little Explorers) and glow in the dark slime (Big Adventurers). We will be making some tasty spring pizza before going out on a picnic, accompanied with a music and karaoke competition. The older campers will also be doing capture the flag game!


 

Programme for The Elms (Van Stolkpark & Archipel)

The Elms holiday camp location is open to children from the HSV and the Lycée Français as well as other schools in the area. Click the link for more information about The Elms.

Please note: The Holiday Camp for the French Lycée runs from 19 April – 3 May​ and for the HSV from 29 April – 10 May. 
 

- FIRST WEEK OF CAMPS (French Lycée only!) -

Friday 19 April
Welcome to the Spring Holiday Camps! With Spring upon us, we will be making beautiful egg and bunny crafts! The little campers will be making paper plate bunny masks, whereas the older campers will make a 3D paper egg. To treat ourselves, all campers will make their own yummy bunny cup cake before joining either an egg hunt or scavenger hunt. In the afternoon, the campers will be joining the regular Out of School Care activities with their friends of the HSV who are attending Zein.

Please note: As always during Zein Holiday Camps, all our camp days are complemented with sports & recreational games, indoors as well as outdoors on the playground if the weather permits.

Monday 22 April
CAMPS CLOSED - Easter

Tuesday 23 April
Field trip: KidsZoo
​Today’s field trip is all about clattering, climbing, and sliding at one of the nicest indoor playgrounds - under careful and strict supervision of the staff of KidsZoo and Zein. Back at base camp, all campers can make a windmill craft with recycled materials and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Wednesday 24 April
A healthy world is the only future for generations to come! That's why today, we will put extra emphasis on 'Earth Awareness' in our activities. All campers will get green hands as they will plant their own seeds and watch them bloom..! The Little Explorers will also craft a hand-printed Earth and the Big Adventurers will be making a 3D planet craft. 

Thursday 25 April   
This camps day includes a culinary touch: the Little Explorers will be making 'springalicious' fruit smoothies and the Big Adventurers will make banana-mango frozen yogurt. And after crafting jaw-dropping 3D caterpillars and colourful cosmic sun catchers, it's time to join the regular Out of School Care activities with their friends of the HSV who are attending Zein.

Friday 26 April
Field trip: Vlinders aan de Vliet
Today, we will enter the tropics as we go into the butterfly jungle! The butterflies and the other animals living here cannot be found in Europe as they all live in the warmer, tropical areas of the world. Have fun exploring! Back at base camp, all campers can craft a paper plate turtle and/or do some fun sports & recreational games before going home and celebrating the weekend.
 

- SECOND WEEK OF CAMPS -

Monday 29 April 
Today, we will celebrate friendships - old ones and those that are yet to be made during camps. The Little Explorers will make a handprint Friendship Wreath, whereas the Big Adventurers make a Friendship Bracelet with yarn. To keep that creative flow going, the little campers will surprise their parents with a beautiful water colour butterfly card, and the older campers will experiment in making coffee filter science & chromatography butterflies... And to kick off the Spring, all campers will end a perfect first day of camp with making a Spring Words Flower craft.

Tuesday 30 April
Field trip: KidsPlay
Once returned to base camp, we end the day with crafting a paper plate T-Rex and some fun recreational games.

Wednesday 1 May
All little scientists will enjoy the science of making bubbles (Little Explorers) and spring slime with foam beads (Big Adventurers). Little chefs can indulge themselves when making healthy, delicious chocolate & vanilla Ice Cream, yummy! And nature lovers will definitely enjoy nature-based spring portraits (Little Explorers) or nature flower weaving with sticks and yarn.

Thursday 2 May
Field trip: Animal farm 't Geertje
Our campers love going to animal farm 't Geertje. Rural and cozy places like this in the suburban area of The Hague are truly unique. After spending some quality time outside we head back to base camp. Here, all campers can make their own paper bookmark and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Friday 3 May 
Today, we will be designing and constructing various arts and crafts! All little campers will enjoy making their own little bird house - either from milk cartons or wooden popsicles. The Little Explorers will accompany their bird house with a bird feeder that they will make themselves. The Big Adventurers will make a Spring flower pot where they put in some seeds to grow. In the afternoon, it's time for some construction challenges! For the little ones it's building bridges made of egg cartons and the older campers are challenged to do some bridge-making with other materials and testing it afterwards.


- THIRD WEEK OF CAMPS (HSV only!) -

Monday 6 May 
This camps day includes a culinary touch: the Little Explorers will be making 'springalicious' fruit smoothies and the Big Adventurers will make banana-mango frozen yogurt. And after crafting jaw-dropping 3D caterpillars and colourful cosmic sun catchers, it's time to join our friends of the French Lycée that finished school today.

Tuesday 7 May
Field trip: Kinderboekenmuseum
We will all step into the wondrous world of children's books at the Kinderboekenmuseum... Once returned to base camp, we end the day with beautiful water colour flower making and some fun recreational games.

Wednesday 8 May
A healthy world is the only future for generations to come! That's why today, we will put extra emphasis on 'Earth Awareness' in our activities. The Little Explorers will craft a hand-printed Earth and make a wonderful spring garden collage. The Big Adventurers will be making an earth carton flower wreath and will wrap their heads around a green energy building STEM challenge... 

Thursday 9 May
Field trip: Zuiderparadijs
After showing all of our moves at Zuiderparadijs - back at base camp - all campers can do some fun spring animal face-painting and/or do some fun sports & recreational games to end the day.

Friday 10 May
On the very last day of camp, we will be making some tasty spring pizza before going out on a picnic, accompanied with a music and karaoke competition. The older campers will also be doing capture the flag game! Afterwards, we will join our friends of the French Lycée that finished school today before celebrating the weekend.