ASMC 2017 Mandarin Summer Camp
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 preK-8! The preK~4 kids will be grouped separately from 5th~8th graders for better learning and effective classroom management.
This program is composed of four sessions, and each lasting 2 weeks, making the total length of the program 10 weeks long from June 1st to August 5th.
Each day is composed of two parts, Morning Cultural & Historical Exploration and Afternoon Culture Enrichment Activities. A specific theme will be assigned to each week, and the weekly course curriculum, enrichment activities and field trips will be particularly designed for that theme.
Friday Lunch is included! Campers will have hands-on cooking class every Friday. But campers need to bring their own lunch, snack and drinks Monday through Thursday.
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.
4. Camp Location & Cost/项目地点及费用
Sessions 1-4 will be held at
West Portal Elementry School
5 Lenox Way, San Francisco,
Session 5 will be held at
Park Presidio United Methodist
4301 Geary Blvd, San Francisco,
5. Program Schedule/项目时间表
Session I: May 30th ~ Jun 9th
Little explorers (小小探险家)
Curious about camping? Hurrah, it’s time to pitch a tent!
Pack your bags with us for wilderness adventures. Enjoy the great outdoors: Campires and Roast marshmallows, Making a Compass, Ring & Bean Bag Toss, Camouflage dress up, exploring nature and much more!!! These events take place not only at our school site, but also at Ocean Beach and Golden Gate Park.
Mandarin language skills related to things like animals, plants, weathers and directions are incorporated into activities.
Session II: June 12 ~ June 23rd
The Little United Nations (小小联合国)
Learn fun and play fun! In this particular session, we will explore culture and learn etiquette in our little virtual United Nation.
Pick the countries you like, take our little Boeing 737 “Funny Mandarin” through the continents, enjoy their stunning attractions and discover their unique culture. From China to Paris, let follow the teachers to set off a journey around the world.
Being a little representative and giving a sharing speech in our Sim Funny Mandarin United Nation Assembly at the end of the session. Campers will learn some speech skills in Mandarin.
Session III: June 26th~ July 7th
The Little Gourmets (小小美食家)
Come and enjoy our tasting party!
In order to preparing 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, making exquisite napkin origami, and some important table manners.
Wait for what? Come to join us! Little gourmet never miss delicacies.
Session IV: July 10th ~ July 21st
Happy Chinese Holiday (小小中国节)
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 festival from different regions of China and learn the fundamental teachings of Chinese writing and language history.
Chinese festival celebration are held every two days, will feature lively music, colorful dances and performances by all students.
Session V July 24th ~ Aug 4th
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. A concert will be held at the end of the session. Family and friends or super fans are warmly welcome to join us.
Chinese Historical Society of America Museum The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum was founded in 1963. CHSA is the oldest and largest organization in the country dedicated to the documentation, study, and presentation of Chinese American history.
Asian Art Museum of SF After under the exposure to the Chinese artwork and history for two weeks, we'd like to bring our campers to see some mastermaspieces in person. This would hopefully inspire them and encourage them regarding their potential to create a new-age definition of Asian art in the future decades.
Randall Museum The Randall Museum offers youth and adults opportunities for active involvement and recreation in an integrated program of arts and sciences.
Treasure Hunt in Golden Gate Park We will bring our campers to the Golden Gate Park for a Scavenger Hunt field trip, which will require them to utilize what they have learned and practiced during the week to unlock all the achievements.
Deep Sea Adventure Aquarium of the Bay are passionate about providing fun and unforgettable encounters with our natural world in ways that ignite both wonder and conservation.
Go picnic at Ocean Beach Picture a 3.5-mile stretch of wile beach with few tourists and no highrises. It's just you and the waves and the seabirds at Ocean Beach. Let's go picnic, camping, strolling and flying kites.
6. Daily Schedule/每日计划
7:45am-8:00am Complimentary Childcare.
8:00am-3:00pm Theme-based Cultural Exploration Lessons.
3:00pm-5:00pm Cultural Enrichment Art lessons and activities (Painting, Dance class, little opera).
3:00-6:00pm Extended Afternoon care.
*Please pack your own healthy lunch and snacks