Super Summer! Super Kids! Super Adventure! New 4th Camp Session Added!
Chinese Immersion Summer Camps for Children Ages 5-11
YCIS Silicon Valley's Summer Camps offer a fun, educational Chinese immersion program designed to keep young minds and bodies active in the warm summer months. Our Chinese language teachers create unique thematic learning experiences to cater to all levels of Chinese language ability – for students just beginning to learn Mandarin to native speakers.
Campers explore creative, hands-on activities while building vocabulary, confidence in speaking, and cultural awareness with arts and crafts, drama, music, sports, science, cooking, building, language arts, and more! Projects and talents are showcased in a grand finale performance and exhibition at the end of each session – all in Chinese!
Early Bird and Multi-Session Discounts ** Free T-shirt!
Summer Camp 2017 – Four Sessions from June 12–August 4, 2017
Around the World in 10 Days! (June 12–23, 2017)
Beijing, Tokyo, London, Paris, New York….we will let our imaginations take us to a major world city every day. We will explore various cultures through music, build replica landmarks, read historic folk tales and make authentic foods. Students will journal their adventures and create scrapbooks as a meaningful memento. At this camp, our amazing teachers have a background in art and architecture.
Making S’more Memories at YCIS! (June 26–July 7, 2017 – No camp on July 4)
Camping adventures start at YCIS! Learn how to pitch a tent, build an outdoor stove and cook surrounded by nature. Campers participate in games, outdoor sports, water activities, field competitions, hiking, nature exploration and more. Students will learn and master camping skills while having fun!
Drama: Taking the Stage (July 10–21, 2017)
Build self-confidence and make friends while learning the basics of acting, theater terminology, character development, storytelling, costuming and stage prop design. Students will rehearse and perform famous Chinese children’s plays. The session culminates in a grand finale performance for parents!
Creative Arts and Mandarin Theater (July 24 - August 4, 2017)
Advanced Mandarin Youth Theater (for Grades 3-8): Create a stage production from start to finish - all in Chinese! Campers act, write, direct, produce and promote a play they will present live on stage on the final day of camp. The instructor, who is formally trained actor and educator, brings years of experience in youth theater to empower students' creativity.
Creative Arts Camp (for Grades K-2): Calling all young artists who love to craft and create! Students will explore mixed media and learn new techniques to create both useful and artistic objects out of every day materials while enriching their Chinese language skills.
Register early to reserve your space! Print out and mail registration form with payment
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Join us for a fun and fruitful summer adventure!
What Do Parents Have to Say about Our Summer Camp?
“Great Program. Full of meaningful and fun activities and staff is extremely caring!”
“All teachers and staff go an extra mile to make sure the kids are learning and having fun. We are very pleased that our child is learning about Chinese culture in America. Thanks to all teachers who work so hard and dedicate themselves to this four-week camp!”
“Thank you for everything … all the teachers are terrific! We have been coming two years in a row. My son enjoys the program very much.”
“We hope it will be longer!”
“The teachers are so good at making fun and educational activities.”
“Enjoyed the crafts, the Chinese cooking and the play [performance].”
“My son is so sad he will be too old to come next year. He’s had so much fun for two summers in a row. He enjoyed all the hands-on learning and gained so much confidence in his Chinese speaking. I can’t thank you enough!”