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ASMC 2023 Mandarin Summer Camp



1. Program Introduction/项目简介


School is out, vacation is here and our fun doesn't stop at Mandarin Summer Camp!

Students tend to forget a lot of material they learned from school due to the lack of exposure and practice during the 3-month long summer break. This kind of phenomenon can be seen more commonly in learning Mandarin. Moreover, Summer is also the best time for children and teenagers to explore new things and learn new skills that could potentially inspire them to explore the “unknown side” of themselves.

2. Program Objectives/项目宗旨


–To provide fun, communal and corporate atmosphere for Mandarin Immersion.


–To offer the lessons and resources needed for a smooth transition from Summer break back to Mandarin classes in school year.


–To promote more inspiring and entertaining events and activities for cultural exploration.


–To introduce a gateway to learning Mandarin in a more engaging way for students who have never had exposure to Mandarin before.

3. Program Layout/项目设计


Our summer camp is offered for students in Grades TK-8  and is composed of 3 sessions, and each lasting 2 weeks, making the total length of the program 6 weeks long from June 5 July 14.


Each day is composed of two parts, Morning Cultural & Historical Exploration and Afternoon Culture Enrichment Activities. A specific theme will be assigned to each session, and the weekly course curriculum, enrichment activities and field trips will be particularly designed for that theme.

Free Summer Meal (breakfast and lunch) 


Mask is required until further notice.

4. Camp Location & Cost/夏令营地点及费用



Camp Location:

Lawton Alternative School

1570 31st Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

The previous location (West Portal ES) will


be closed due to construction.

5. Program Schedule/项目时间表



Session 1: June 05 ~ Jun 16   The Little Musicians (小小音乐家)

Do you love music? No matter what your answer is, you'd better don't miss our best relaxed session before the back to school season. Enjoy and learn the Chinese Traditional Opera would be so interesting. Pop songs in China are very pleasant to learn. 

Session 2: June 20 ~ June 30  The Little Gourmets(小小美食家)

  • The SFUSD public schools (including West Portal Elementary School) will be closed on June 19 (Monday) in observance of Juneteenth. So our Mandarin summer camp is also closed.

  • SFUSD公立学校将在6月19日(星期一)放假以庆祝六月节,中文夏令营也停课一天。

Come and enjoy our tasting party!
In order to prepare a fantastic party at the end of the session, campers will need to learn some mandarin language skills related to fruit, vegetable, meat, seasoning, etc. In this yum session, we will go to the Chinese Super Market to buy ingredients with their own hand-writing shopping list. The Traditional Chinese food cooking class must not be missed. Campers will learn to cook and order Chinese food during this funny preparation. More than this, we will learn to set up tables, make exquisite napkin origami, and some important table manners.
Wait for what? Come to join us! Little gourmets never miss delicacies.

Session 3: July 03 ~ July 14  Happy Chinese Holiday (快乐中国节)

  • Summer Camp is closed on July 4th, Tuesday.

  • 7月4日独立日放假,夏令营不开放。

Discover the ancient and modern traditions of China through stories, plays, songs and flashcards.
By celebrating holidays such as Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival etc. students can experience traditional Chinese festivals from different regions of China and learn the fundamental teachings of Chinese writing and language history.

6. Daily Schedule/每日计划

Daily Schedule Monday to Friday, 8:00 ~ 6:00 pm

7. Optional Art Class every day/每日画画课 3:00 ~ 5:00pm

We are cooking!
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