Why do families choose Camp Mandarin?

Learning Mandarin in a fun interactive environment

At Camp Mandarin, we balance language classes, sports, crafts, drama, field trips and adventure into programs that provide full immersion of the Chinese language and capture the interests of campers at any age.  Classes are taught by native Chinese speaking teachers.  Local Chinese children will attend camp with American children and participate in activities together.  While American campers are in Chinese class, Chinese campers will be in English class.  Each American camper will be paired with a Chinese  camper of similar age, gender, and interests.  They will begin communicating with each other before camp, participate in activities together at camp, and build lifelong friendships after camp.  

Understanding Chinese culture

An important part of Camp Mandarin is not only to learn Chinese but also the Chinese culture.  Cross cultural classes in Chinese manners, living in China, and Chinese holidays are part of the curriculum.  Chinese sports will be taught and played during the recreation program.  Meals are eaten with fellow Chinese campers.

Experiencing Summer Camp Core Values

The focus in summer camp is to provide children with truly meaningful growth - to teach personal values, social skills, the importance of cooperation and teamwork, an enthusiasm for activity and a belief in one’s ability to succeed. The tool in which this is taught is fun.  Because our goal at Camp Mandarin is to bring this core value to our camp in China, we interview each child for placement.  

Secure and nurturing focus

At Camp Mandarin, we understand that campers must feel secure to learn, enjoy and grow. We focus on creating a nurturing, supportive environment where every child feels a sense of belonging. Camp should be a second home where children are eager to participate, learn, try their best, build confidence, express themselves and explore.

Full service program

Accommodations and most meals are included in the tuition cost.   


Camp Mandarin: July 8, 2015 - July 31, 2015

Qingdao: July 8 - July 12, July 17- July 31

Beijing: July 13 - July 17

Click here to view Camp Mandarin China Itinerary


Full immersion camp in China with local children.  Merging two camps: Camp Mandarin and Camp America to create language integration through cross cultural activities 

Qingdao: 19 Nights, 19 days

Beijing: 5 Days, 4 Nights


Touring of amazing cultural sites in China


Day 1: Temple of Heaven

Day 2: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Day 3: Great Wall / Olympic Park

Day 4: Summer Palace


Qingdao Laoshan Mountain, Qingdao Polar Ocean World (Seaworld), Qingdao Beaches.

Parent excursions while students are in classes: Qingdao Beer Museum, Massage and acupuncture, silk scarf painting, cooking.

A Typical Day

8am Parents and Children meet for breakfast

9am Children go to Mandarin Language Classes (learning through fun interactive methods)
9am Parents go to Mandarin lessons, cultural classes, and some days off site excursions. 

10am Camp Mandarin and Camp America come together for buddy exchange through games, drama, crafts, culture and more.

12pm Lunch

1:30 pm Cross Cultural Activities

3pm Sports

4pm Free time / Dinner / Evening Activities

*Please note that the first few days of camp, rest time will be allocated to help the children with their Jet Lag.


$4500/child $3950/adult.  Deposit of $500 needed by 2/28/2015 to ensure a spot in the camp.   Only those families that have placed a deposit will be ensured a spot.  Limited space is available. [This will be the first time Camp Mandarin goes to China and therefore space is limited to 15 families].

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Services Included with tuition:

1.  Admission Fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified on chart

2.  Meals as specified on chart, there will be meals that are open based on your personal preference and we can recommend restaurants

a) Beijing- 5 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

b) Qingdao-18 breakfast, 17 lunches,  3 dinners

3.  Accommodations: 

Beijing- 4 star hotel accommodation conveniently located      

Qingdao- 3-4 star hotel accommodation conveniently located to camp

4. Transportation: Transportation from Qingdao airport to/from hotel(limited to allocated arrival time); Transportation from Beijing airport to/from hotel ;  Transportation for our various group excursions.

Not included with tuition:

  1. International Flights to/from China, Domestic flights from Beijing to Qingdao return 

  2. China visa fees

  3. Gratuities  

  4. Any personal expenses

  5. Travel Insurance (you may consider purchasing your own Travel Insurance)

  6. Please check with your existing insurance provider to verify if you have overseas coverage. We suggest you purchase International Medical and Accidental Insurance if it is not included.  

*Schedule subject to changes.