Your child will learn Mandarin in an activity-based camp under the instruction of CAIS’s own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2024.
Along with Chinese Dance, Drama, Martial Arts, Chinese Math, STEAM and Singing activities in the regular class, campers will enjoy the following special classes:
Chinese Hip Hop
In this class, campers will dance to popular Chinese pop music and get creative and explore different dance movements. A large part of Hip-Hop dance is about creativity, improvisation, and letting the music move you. This class will encourage creativity and dance expression and at the same time learn about Chinese Pop Culture.
Campers will have the opportunity to explore language and the history of Chinese food from various regions of China. Campers will make dumplings, green onion pancakes, egg rolls and many tasty desserts. Many recipes and processes will be adjusted to accommodate allergies and Department of Children and Youth guidelines.
Chinese Arts and Crafts
Our campers will experiment with a variety of media to expand their knowledge of art and art theory. Having the Asian Art Museum as our neighbor allows us every opportunity to visit the museum’s various exhibits and educational programs.
During each three-week session, students will experience Chinese language and culture through a wide variety of thematic units. Each unit provides a rich setting for learning, and purposefully connects related topics, content and skills. Campers are able to apply all learned skills to complete real life meaningful tasks.
Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in immersion-based activities. More advanced campers will be challenged to enhance their language skills through a more intensive level of interaction with teachers and other campers. Teachers will focus on building campers’ confidence in speaking Mandarin outside of the classroom.
8:45 Morning care begins (complimentary)
9:00 Arrival time for campers / Morning Exercise Begins
9:25 Classroom instruction
10:45 Morning Recess
11:10 Classroom Instruction
12:00 Lunch Time and Lunch Recess
1:00 Cultural Enrichment Class #1
2:00 Cultural Enrichment Class #2
3:00 Dismissal / Aftercare care begins (extra fee)
5:30 Conclusion of Aftercare