I will be in BKK for work from mid-June to August with a 8 year old boy (summer in the US). We don't speak Thai. Are school in session? Where can I look for quality sports/activity day camp for him? Pls advise.
Sounds like you are gonna have your hands full. If he speaks no Thai, and neither do you the English camps for Thai kids are going to be way above him, and he will find the games boring.
Its a major problem here as there are little to know sport programs as well. Plus the daytime temperatures are over 35 to 40 everday until the rains start mid April.
I wish you luck. I am going the opposite way I am taking my English speaking kids to the states.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
I probably will need all the luck I can get if its that bad! We were in Thailand last summer, it's crowded and busy. Surprisingly, I didn't recall seeing a lot of kids around, We were around the Emporium and downtown areas. Where are the kids during July and August, are school in session?
A school I know runs a summer scheme -it's an international school so English is the medium of instruction. Fun is the emphasis and there are many activities you can sign up for: swimming, climbing wall, arts and crafts, taekwondo, languages, soccer etc. Google British School of Bkk (Suk. Soi 4) for contact details for more information. It starts second week of July and runs to the end of August.
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I'm not sure how far you'll get looking for personal recommendations here - very few of us have kids born and bred outside Thailand, for geographical and financial reasons.
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I know this one from personal experience and it should be a good quality program with plenty of activities on offer. The children are very well supervised and the enrollment is a very international mix. Wish I had climbing walls and swimming pools when I was wee