NYC Summer CAMP


2017 summer camp nyc ENROLLMENT IS now open!


SESSION 1

Week 1: 7/10 (M) to 7/14 (F)

Week 2: 7/17 (M) to 7/21 (F)

SESSION 2

Week 3: 7/24 (M) to 7/28 (F)

Week 4: 7/31 (M) to 8/4 (F)

M-F Class Times: 9:00am to 3:00pm

(Drop-off can be as early as 8:30am)

  • 2017 Summer Camp registration is by session, please see below for details.
  • Space is limited to maximum 20 students per session.
  • A site visit and interview needs to be scheduled for any new enrollees to our program. Please email us at chinese.book.garden@gmail.com to schedule a visit. 

Regular Price: $750 per week

Early Bird Price: $600 per week (if registered by March 1st.)


Chinese Immersion Summer Camp:

Our annual Chinese Immersion Summer Camp offers a great chance for children to consolidate what they have learned during the previous academic year and to put-to-use their acquired language skills as well as to expand them.

Students will be divided into small groups of 4-5 students based on their Chinese skill levels. Mandarin is exclusively used with the more advanced groups, and Mandarin is supplemented with limited amount of English at the lower levels. Our teacher-to-student ratio will be 1:4 or 1:5. Besides our regular teachers, we will also have other Mandarin-speaking counselors from an array of fields guiding our students. Such counselors will consist of professionals (such as: scientists, artists, athletes) with the support of native Mandarin-speaking College or High School students. 

Please email us at: chinese.book.garden@gmail.com to schedule an interview with us or to inquire about our Regular Classes.

Summer Camp Activities Menu:

(Some activities vary each year)

  • Ping Pong (Table Tennis)

  • Chinese Calligraphy

  • Chinese cuisine cooking lessons

  • Chinese Chess

  • Exposure to local Chinese communities (learning experience)

  • Nature field trips

  • Various science, art and music projects

  • Raising silkworms


Please email us at chinese.book.garden@gmail.com to inquire about a placement interview with the following information:

  • Your name

  • Child(ren)'s name(s)

  • Child(ren)'s age(s)

  • Child(ren)'s previous experience(s) with the Chinese language.

Minimum age is 6 at the time of enrollment.


Enrollment is also currently open for the following CCBG programs:


Our 2017 Summer Camp will only be held in NYC. Please stay tuned for our future China Summer Program announcements!

Meanwhile, you can check out our past China Summer Programs:


Previous years


Summer 2015: A Play About Chinese Dialects 

A short synopsis of our 2015 Summer Camp.


Summer 2014: The Sign Book Project

Ever wondered what the signs say when you walk into a neighborhood that relies on a language that you don't know?

Well, our students did. This project took our students on a trip around the Chinatowns of Manhattan's Lower East Side and into Flushing, Queens. The students took pictures of local signage and reproduced these signage on paper and deciphered the meanings behind them. This book is a collection of their reproduced work and serves as a mini-guide to signage when they revisit the locations!


Summer Activity Album — Arts & Crafts

Our camp offers a variety of arts and crafts activities to enrich the learning experience for all our student, including: Chinese calligraphy, drawing, painting, model building, and sowing.


Summer Activity Album — Chinese Chess

A strategic game that our students enjoy a great deal. Similar to International Chess, but not quite, you can learn how to play from our collection of how-to videos.


Summer Activity Album — Community Studies

Our students surveyed and interviewed the local Chinese communities in NYC on various studies, brought the data back, followed by organizing and compiling the data into charts and diagrams to verify their findings.


Summer Activity Album — Performance

From the spotlight-loving to camera-shy, there is always something for any student to participate — story writing, scripting, stage designing, backstage support, and acting are some of the most popular things our students enjoy. Our program's theatre work offers the opportunity for students to learn the art of cooperation.


Summer Activity Album — Ping Pong (Table Tennis)

This low-risk sport is gaining popularity in NYC with clubs like SPIN located in midtown Manhattan. It is perhaps our students' favorite thing to do during breaks, they love the dexterity, agility and strategy required for this game.

To help our students learn or train Ping Pong, our program occasionally invite Olympic-grade professionals, such as Wang Chen, a former Chinese World Champion Team member that has also won several North American and U.S. Championships; she represented the U.S, and took 5th place for Women's Single in Table Tennis, the highest the U.S. has ever reached in this sport.  


Summer Activity Album — Raising Silkworms

Students cared for the young silkworm larvae from eggs to worm, feeding them their much needed diet of mulberry leaves. Meanwhile, they learned the science behind the delicate growth process of the silkworm larvae, as well as the important lesson of empathy for all living beings, big or small.