FAQ

 

- Where is the camp location? 

Camp is held at 51 Popham Road, Scarsdale NY 10583. We make use of indoor classrooms, large hall for sports and activities during inclement weather, and outside playground and fields.

- Who attends the CLP Summer Camp?

Many campers come to camp with some exposure to Mandarin, either through classes or home. For them, the camp helps accelerate their learning. We also have many campers for whom Mandarin language is new and they want a fun camp experience with an additional added benefit of a new language.

- What will the children gain during CLP Summer Camp?

The children enjoy a traditional camp experience, including sports, games, water activities, etc. In addition, they will either accelerate their progression in their current Mandarin studies or gain a new language skill.

- What are the backgrounds and experience of CLP Summer Camp Staff?

All of our teachers are native Mandarin speakers, whose varied experience and background in teaching make them uniquely qualified for our program. Our TAs also come from educational backgrounds with experience interacting with  children of various age groups.

- How does CLP summer camp differ from other camps?

CLP strives to create a fun, enjoyable summer experience. Children gain an understanding of the Mandarin language and culture through natural immersion, not classroom lectures.   Each camp session also has a fun theme.

- What are the CLP Summer Camp dates for 2019?

Mini Pre-K camp runs June 10th-28th 9am-12pm Monday-Friday, Summer camp runs August 1st - August 23rd 9am-3pm Monday - Friday in 2 week increments. Each 2 week camp will be themed. 1 week back to school camp will run August 26th - August 30th.

- What does a typical day at CLP Summer Camp look like?

A typical day could look like this:

9:00 am

Drop-off

9:15 am

Greetings and theme based lesson

10:15 am

Morning snack

10:50 am

Special

11:40 am

Organized sports

12:00 pm

Lunch (outside, weather permitting)

12:45 pm

Special

1:45 pm

Culture lesson

2:15 pm

Group activity

3:00 pm

Pick-up 

- My child does not speak any Mandarin, how will this be handled?

We are always mindful of the varied experience our campers have with the Mandarin language and organize the groups to meet the children's comprehension needs. All of our teachers are fluent in English, but will speak Mandarin full time, while the TAs will assist children with any language difficulties along the way.

- What does my child need to bring to camp?

Campers need to bring a snack, lunch, towel and a change of clothes.  A note will be sent for towels and swim suit prior to the day we have water play.

- What shouldn’t my child bring to camp?

Please do not send valuables, electronics, or toys. We are also a nut free camp.

- Do you have extended hours?

We offer extended hours with sufficient demand, please inquire.

- Is there a sibling discount?

Yes, 5% for the first sibling and 10% for the second sibling.

- What is your cancellation/refund policy?

We have a $200 non-refundable deposit.

- If I enroll in multiple sessions, will it be redundant?

No, each session features a different theme and new learning materials.

- What are the session themes?

Mini Pre-Camp (6/10-6/28):TBD

Camp A (7/1-7/12): TBD based on campers enrolled

Camp B (7/15-7/26): TBD based on campers enrolled

Camp C (7/29-8/9): TBD based on campers enrolled

Camp D (8/12-8/23): TBD based on campers enrolled

Back To School 1 week camp (8/26-8/30): TBD based on campers enrolled

**All camps will include activities such as: Arts and Crafts, Singing, Dancing, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Science, Technology, Drama, Sports, Culture, and Field Trips

- Can I transfer/switch to a different session?

Yes, if space allows, please notify us prior to the originally scheduled session.

- What is the pick up/drop off procedure?

The children are dropped-off in the morning to the teacher or TA, and in the afternoon, children are released only to adults on our approved pick-up list.

- How are groups structured? How does CLP group it’s campers?

The camp groups are divided first by age, then by Mandarin language ability.

- Does CLP Summer Camp have a uniform?

No, we do not have uniforms.

- Whom do I contact if I have questions or issues?

The teachers will be happy to assist you and the directors are also available if questions and issues arise.

- Is lunch provided?

Campers must bring their own lunch, which we can refrigerate (if needed).

- Are the facilities prepared for very hot or rainy days?

The camp has an indoor air-conditioned facility. When weather conditions are not ideal for us to be outside, we will have camp, including sports indoors.

- Is there transportation to and from camp?

We do not offer transportation.

- Can I visit my camper during camp?

Camp is open to visitation. Parents and caregivers are also formally invited to drama performances and field trips, typically scheduled the last Thursday or Friday of each session.

- What if my child has severe allergies and/or an Epi-Pen?

 Our camp is a nut-free environment. Our teachers and TAs will work with you to keep an Epi-pen on site and with your permission will administer as necessary