School of Chinese Studies
NYC Immersive Summer Day Camp Program
Experience the richness of Chinese language and culture through China Institute’s immersive Summer Day Camp Program, in Lower Manhattan.
Spend the break learning Mandarin from our accredited and experienced teachers.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced student, there is no better way to improve your knowledge of Chinese than our immersive summer camp program!
NYC Immersive Summer Day Camp Program (ages 2-14):
Make your child’s summer a fun-filled and educational experience by enrolling in Children’s Summer Day Camp Program at China Institute.
Designed and tailored for different age groups from 2 to 14, our Children’s Summer Day Camp Program offers classes in Chinese language, history, literature and culture within an exciting and interactive environment to students of all proficiency levels.
Language instruction is led by experienced Chinese language teachers, and courses include exciting historical themes designed to inspire learning, participation and engagement.
Additionally, children will participate in various cultural activities, such as calligraphy, Chinese sports, theater, arts and crafts, storytelling, and cooking. Weekly Friday field trips give your child the opportunity to travel to New York City’s many cultural institutions to broaden the experience and enjoy some Summer sun!
Check out our Summer Program Blog to get a sneak peek into some of this summer’s fun activities!
• Toddlers (ages 2 to 3)
Through art projects, music, games, and other carefully designed activities, toddlers learn Chinese and have fun with Chinese culture in an immersive environment. In addition to becoming familiar with the Chinese language and Chinese culture, our toddlers learn to respond to instructions, develop social and emotional skills in their small and diverse group, and to say words and use very short sentences in Chinese.
• Kids (4 – 7 years old)
In an immersive classroom, kids will actively participate in discussion of three interconnected themes that explore China’s past and present: “Nature and People” explores the relationships between nature, geography, resources, people and society through the lens of China; “Wisdom from the Past to the Present” furthers students’ understanding of Chinese philosophy and inventiveness and China’s cultural heritage as China’s contribution to the global community; “China Now: Art, Technology and Urban Life” presents current happenings in China while maintaining a historical perspective. 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 actively participate in discussion of three interconnected themes that explore China’s past and present: “Nature and People” explores the relationships between nature, geography, resources, people and society through the lens of China; “Wisdom from the Past to the Present” furthers students’ understanding of Chinese philosophy and inventiveness and China’s cultural heritage as China’s contribution to the global community; “China Now: Art, Technology and Urban Life” presents current happenings in China while maintaining a historical perspective. Students will learn to read and retell stories, express their feelings and emotions, and discuss 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: 7/8-7/19
Session 2: 7/22-8/2
Session 3: 8/5-8/16
Per session $1,720 ($1,620 for early bird registration until May 24)
Per week $860 ($810 for early bird registration until May 24)
Per session $1,030 ($ 980 for early bird registration until May 24)
Per week $515 ($490 for early bird registration until May 24)
Late pick-up (3pm-5:30pm): $30 per day (not available on Fridays)
Two sessions: 20% off one single session
Three sessions: 30% off one single session
Siblings discount: 20% off one single session
5% off one single session for children of China Institute members at Dual/Family level and above.
A $50 non-refundable registration fee is applied to all registrations