School of Chinese Studies
NYC Day Camp
Designed and tailored for different age groups ranging from 2 to 14, China Institute’s Children’s Summer Day Camp offers instruction in Chinese language, history, literature and culture in an exciting and interactive environment to students of all proficiency levels.
Children will participate in various Chinese cultural activities, such as calligraphy, sports, theater, arts and crafts, storytelling, and cooking. Weekly field trips on Fridays give your child the opportunity to travel to New York City’s cultural institutions which will give your child a chance to enjoy the summer sun.
• Toddlers (ages 2 to 3)
Toddlers learn Chinese and have fun with Chinese culture through art projects, games, songs and other activities in an immersive Chinese language learning environment. Toddlers get familiar with the Chinese language and culture, learn to respond to instructions, and to speak words and very short sentences in Chinese.
• Kids (4 – 7 years old)
In an immersive classroom, kids will explore China’s geography, beliefs, history, and culture presented in three carefully designed themes over the summer: Get Lost in the World of Chinese Landscaping; Get into the Great Minds of Chinese; and Walk along the Silk Road. Kids will learn to describe in full sentences and express their feelings, preferences, and opinions, depending on their language levels.
• Teens (8 – 14 years old)
In an immersive classroom, teens will explore China’s geography, beliefs, history, and culture presented in three carefully designed themes over the summer: Get Lost in the World of Chinese Landscaping; Get into the Great Minds of Chinese; and Walk along the Silk Road. Teens will learn to read and retell stories, express their feelings, emotions, and opinions in spoken and written Chinese in words, sentences and short paragraphs.
A Unique Camp Experience
For over 20 years, our camp provides a unique authentic experience of Chinese language and culture for children in NYC. With immersive thematic Chinese language classes designed for multiple levels and ages, a variety of cultural programs, and fun field trips to the greater cultural institutions in NYC, our camp inspires and sustains a life-long interest and passion in Chinese culture for our young campers.
Our Amazing Team
Our experienced instructors and staff are passionate about bringing a fun and enriching summer to your child(ren). Lead teachers are all native speakers of Chinese and well trained in teaching Chinese as a second language, as well as early childhood education. Young camp counselors who have studied Chinese are carefully selected from all over the nation to work with our program.
A sample schedule for one day of the summer camp
(Half day schedule: 9:00AM-12:00Noon; Full day schedule: 9:00AM-3:00PM) Friday fieldtrip is half-day only.
Session 1: 7/9-7/20
Session 2: 7/23-8/3
Session 3: 8/6-8/17
Full Day Class (9am-3pm) Per Session Rate: $1,620**
Per Week Rate: $810**
Half Day Class (9am-12pm) Per Session Rate: $980**
Per Week Rate: $490**
**Two Sessions (Full or Half): 20% off single session; Three Sessions (Full or Half): 30% off single session; Siblings Discount: 20% off single session.
A $50 non-refundable registration fee is applied to all registrations
Early Bird Registration -$50 until May 25th!