Your child will learn Mandarin in an activity-based camp under the instruction of CAI school's own highly experienced teachers. No prior Chinese language skills are necessary to participate in this camp, but all participants must be at least three years old at the start of camp.
During each session, children will experience the Chinese language and culture through activities such as singing, storytelling, Chinese dance, arts and crafts, cooking and outdoor exercises. Language acquisition will come naturally to your child as a result of their participation in these fun, immersion-based activities. Teachers will speak in Mandarin while using supplemental gestures, making it easy for the children to understand the tasks at hand. Simple conversation will be learned from everyday use, such as saying “how are you?” every morning.
We highly recommend a minimum of two consecutive weeks’ enrollment to have a better immersion result. Parents are allowed to register by week.
Field Trips (Chinatown, Metropolitan Museum, Liberty Science Center)
Music & Dance Activities (Chinese Pipa, Chinese Dance)
Sports (Martial Arts, Badminton)
Cultural Activities (Calligraphy, Chinese Chess)
Full Day: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm*
Before Care: 7:30 am - 8:30 am (at additional cost)
After Care: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (at additional cost)**
*Includes organic breakfast, lunch and one daily snack made by an in-house chef
**Includes an additional snack
Ages 3 - 9
Summer Camp Pricing Per Week (If 4 weeks or more are purchased)
Summer Camp Pricing Per Week
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10% Sibling Discount for the second child enrolled (applied to the lowest tuition amount)
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$50 Registration Fee
A one-time non-refundable registration fee of $50 is required for all non-Cresthill Academy students. This fee is waived for Cresthill Academy students.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Refunds will be granted up to two weeks before the beginning of camp (this excludes the non-refundable registration fee and different rates for the week of July 3 - 7.
No refunds will be given for absences or dismissal with cause.
Jul 2 - 8: CULINARY WEEK
In this one-week session, our summer camp will center around China's diverse culinary traditions. Campers will participate in fun activities such as making dumplings and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Chinese food and culture.
Jul 9 - 15: TO THE BEACH!
In this one-week session, campers will engage in beach-themed activities while also learning basic Mandarin phrases and names of sea animals. By the end of the week, campers will gain a basic understanding of Mandarin and a deeper appreciation for the beach.
Jul 16 - 22: CLAY & ART
In this session, campers will explore art and language through clay modeling. Campers will use clay to create different objects while also learning basic Mandarin words and phrases related to colors, shapes and materials. By the end of the week, campers will gain a collection of unique clay creations and a basic understanding of Mandarin.
Jul 23 - 29: SCIENCE WEEK
In this one-week session, campers will participate in hands-on science activities while learning basic Mandarin phrases related to science concepts. This theme encourages language learning in a fun and interactive way and a basic understanding of science concepts .
Jul 30 - Aug 5: ANIMALS
In this one-week session, campers will participate in animal-themed activities, such as creating animal art, singing animal songs, and learning basic Mandarin phrases related to animals, such as animal names and sounds.
Aug 6 - 12: MUSIC MAKERS
In this one-week session, campers will participate in music-themed activities such as making shakers and coloring erhus, while also learning basic Mandarin phrases related to music, such as music instruments, notes, and rhythm.
Aug 13 - 19: ENVIRONMENTALISTS
In this one-week session, campers will participate in activities related to environmental awareness, such as planting seeds, and learning basic Mandarin phrases related to the environment, such as nature and weather. By the end of the week, campers will have a basic understanding of environmental concepts and a deeper appreciation for nature and culture.
Aug 20 - 26: UNDER THE BIG TOP
In this one-week session, campers will participate in circus-themed activities, such as creating circus crafts and clown faces, while also learning basic Mandarin phrases related to the circus, such as circus performers, animals, and tricks.