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Summer Camp

2018 Chinese Summer Camp for Children K–6

Registration for the 2018 camp is now closed. 

Description: Is your child curious about other countries and cultures? Help them explore one of the oldest civilizations on the planet by signing up for Chinese summer camp! Throughout this week-long camp, your child will gain exposure to traditional Chinese customs, games and activities, crafts, stories, songs, and more, all in the company of new friends. They will even learn to speak a bit of Chinese!

This camp introduces Chinese culture and language to children through engaging topics and activities. In past years, camp themes have spanned major holidays such as Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, and the Moon Festival. Activities range from crafts, like making puzzles, lanterns, and Beijing Opera masks, to sports like kungfu and Chinese yo-yo, to traditional practices like calligraphy and tea time. The final day of camp will feature a performance by the children showcasing their new knowledge and abilities, which parents are encouraged to attend!

Date: August 6–10
Time: 9 am–3:30 pm; before care from 8:30 am and after care to 5:30 pm
Who: Children who are 5–12 years old by June 1, 2018
Topic: Chinese culture and language
Cost: $150 per child with morning and afternoon snack included. Further discount for Webster employees and Webster Grove residents.

Typical Format:
9 am–10 am Culture class: Introduce the topic of the day
10:05 am–11:05 am Language class: Children will be introduced to useful Chinese words and phrases
11:10 am–12:10 pm Activity 1: e.g. lantern making
12:15 pm–12:55 pm Lunch
1 pm–2 pm Final performance preparation
2:05 pm–3:05 pm Activity 2: e.g. kungfu
3:10 pm–3:30 pm Reflection: Children review language & culture from the morning and wrap up the day