Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp
Summer is a great time to give language learning a try in a relaxed environment. LeapUp Learning Mandarin immersion summer camp combines engaging lessons with the wonders of art, music, science, and culture all in a lively Chinese immersion environment.
The theme of this year is based on the Lunisolar calendar. The Lunisolar calendar (二十四节气), also called The “Twenty-Four Solar Terms” is an ancient calendar that not only tracks the sun but also the moon and its phases. It is traditionally used by the Chinese to track farming seasons and celebrate cultural festivals.
This summer at LeapUp, students will be introduced to this astronomical phenomenon in a creative and engaging way. They will discover the relationship between humans and nature while learning Chinese language, geography, history, culture and traditions through hands-on activities, art projects, science experiments and more. This Mandarin Chinese Immersion Camp is designed and tailored for different age groups ranging from 4-12, and suitable for students of all language proficiency levels.
Our lead teachers are native Chinese speakers with NY Teacher’s Certificates of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language or Early Childhood Education as well as extensive teaching experience in the field. Along with our carefully selected and energetic young camp counselors, our team will bring your children a fun and enriching summer experience.
Dates and Weekly Plan
|Week||Dates||Lunisolar Calendar Theme|
The Beginning of Spring立春, Rain Water 雨水, The Waking of Insects 惊蛰Read More
Spring is the theme of this week. Students will learn about China’s Northern and Southern geography, weather, and customs. The Spring and Lantern Festivals will be celebrated this week.
|2||7/6 - 7/10||
The Spring Equinox 春分, Pure Brightness 清明, Grain Rain 谷雨Read More
Students will continue to study Spring related topics. They will grow beans, potatoes, and rear silkworms. The Origin and traditions of the Qing Ming festival will be introduced to students this week.
|3||7/20 - 7/24||
The Beginning of Summer 立夏, Lesser Fullness of Grain 小满, Grain in Bears 芒种Read More
Summer is the theme of this week. Students will learn about animals and insects, such as frogs, earthworms, and grasshoppers. While celebrating the Dragon Boat festival, students will make and taste Zongzi, the rice dumpling.
|4||7/27 - 7/31||
The Beginning of Summer 夏至, Lesser Heat 小暑, Greater Heat 大暑Read More
What do people in different regions of China like to do in the Summer? Students will “visit” different places and find their answers. They will also visit the “farms” to see how farmers grow rice.
|5||8/3 - 8/7||
The Beginning of Autumn 立秋, The End of Heat 处暑, White Dew 白露Read More
Autumn is the season of harvest. Students will learn about corn, cotton, wheat, and various crops. Students will have a chance to taste different kinds of fruits and local specialties in many regions of China. They will learn folktales and legends through bookmaking and art projects.
|6||8/10 - 8/14||
The Autumn Equinox 秋分, Cold Dew 寒露, Frost’s Descent 霜降Read More
The Mid-Autumn Festival and Chong Yang Festival will be introduced and celebrated this week. Students will discover the magic of Chinese herbs and medicine. Chinese Kung Fu and Qigong will also be introduced and practiced through fun activities.
|7||8/17 - 8/21||
The Beginning of Winter 立冬，Lesser Snow, 小雪，Greater Snow 大雪Read More
Winter is here! Students will “visit” a few places in China’s Northern region and learn how people preserve food. They will also discover how different animals hibernate. Winter related activities, experiments, and projects will be planned this week.
|8||8/24 - 8/28||
The Winter Solstice 冬至，Lesser Cold 小寒，Greater Cold 大寒Read More
The Winter Solstice is one of the most important festivals in the Lunisolar calendar. Students will learn how people in different regions of China celebrate through various food making and tasting activities during the week.
9:00AM- 9:20AM Morning meeting
9:20AM - 10:00AM Lesson
10:00AM - 10:15AM Snack
10:15AM - 11:00AM Outdoor time
11:00AM - 11:50pm Project
11:50AM - 12:00PM Wrap up and Dismissal
12:00PM-12:30PM Lunch and rest
12:30PM -1:10PM Lesson
1:00PM -1:40PM Outdoor time
1:40PM - 1:55PM Snack
1:55PM - 2:45PM Project
2:45PM -3:00PM Wrap up and Dismissal
Extended hours available from 8:30am to 5pm. Enroll in 3 or more weeks to get free extended hours.
|Full Day ( 9AM - 3 AM )||HAlF DAY ( 9AM - 12PM )|
|# OF WEEKS|
Must bring your own lunch. Snacks are on us.
Sibling Discount & Referral Credit
Siblings get a 5% discount.
Bring a friend who is new to LeapUp summer program and receive 5% of the tuition your friend paid. Credit will be given after your friend completes the program.
Email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Register by March 15 to get an Early Bird discount.