Join us for the Yu Ying Summer Camp 2017

Yu Ying Summer Camp 2017 (YYSC), hosted on Yu Ying’s campus offers rising Kindergarteners through rising 6th Graders a diverse array of fun and enriching sessions consistent with Yu Ying’s values — including a commitment to advancing Chinese culture and language. We have planned exciting field trips each week according to themes for each session of camp. Whether you are new to summer experiences at Yu Ying or new to Yu Ying, we have something for everyone.

Each Base Camp or “home room” provides campers with the opportunity to learn about a different cultural province in China as well as social emotional learning within the context of spreading kindness. Base Camp sessions are based on the theme for the week. More information about Session Themes is shared below.


The 2017 Yu Ying Summer Camp begins on Monday, July 24th and ends on Friday, August 4th.

Campers may sign up for Session #1 (July 24th – July 28th), Session #2 (July 31st – August 4th), or for both weeks. We will be unable to accept drop-ins for the summer so secure your spot today!

Cost and Registration

The cost per session is $350.00 for each camper. A reduced rate of $175.00 is available to those who qualify. Qualification is determined using the yearly REEF reduced rate application. Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $125 is required to register for either week of camp ($250 total if you register for both weeks.)

REEF Before care will be available from 7:30am – 8:30am at a rate of $9 per day.

REEF Aftercare will also be available from 3:30pm – 6:00pm at a rate of $120 per week. Drop-ins are accepted at $25 per day.

*Note about the cost of camp: In the past, Washington Yu Ying received funding from the District government to support the summer programming. This funding allowed Yu Ying to provide a two-week summer program free of charge to its students. Unfortunately after much resistance from Yu Ying leadership and parents, the District stopped providing summer school funding to all charter schools. As a result, Yu Ying is no longer able to offer a free summer program for our students. The money parents pay for Yu Ying’s summer camp will pay for camp expenses as well as help fund Yu Ying’s year round educational program.

Registration today with our online system

Session Themes

Session #1: July 24th – July 28th
One World, Many Stories
During Base Camp, campers will learn about their assigned Chinese province and its culture. Lead/Assistant counselors will act as travel agents by facilitating discussions, sharing information, and helping to guide campers as they learn more about their base camp’s province.

Campers will also get the chance to create their own passport and earn “stamps” from counselors when they complete their enrichment activities.

Session #2: July 31st – August 4th
In a world where you can be anything, be kind.
The focus of this session is to introduce and reinforce the concept of positive interactions and get students thinking about how their words and actions impact the world around them. At Camp Fill-A-Bucket, campers learn how simple and satisfying it can be to share kindness, appreciation, and respect by filling our imaginary “buckets” (representing our mental and emotional self).

During Base Camp, Campers will work within an IB-centered personal and social enrichment setting designed to help them exhibit kind, positive behavior. Each camper will turn the imaginary into reality when he or she receives a small bucket to decorate and take home at the end of camp!

Though the theme is centered on being a “Bucket Filler,” Chinese will still be in focus during this session during Chinese Immersion Rotations.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Drop Off & Explore time at Base Camp
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Chinese Exercise/Morning Movement
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM Base Camp Session
10:05 AM – 10:50 AM Chinese Immersion Rotation 1
10:55 AM – 11:40 AM Chinese Immersion Rotation 2
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch (No food services will be provided. Please plan to pack lunch.)
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Enrichment Rotation 1
1:05 PM – 1:50 PM Enrichment Rotation 2
1:55 PM – 2:40 PM Enrichment Rotation 3
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM Home Group Explore Time
3:15 PM Prepare for Dismissal
3:30 PM Dismissal

Social Chinese Enrichment Rotation options may include (Chinese Immersion)

  • Chinese Arts & Crafts
  • Chinese Song & Dance
  • Chinese Language Enrichment (Oral, Listening Skills)
  • Chinese Cultural Games
  • Chinese Theatre
  • Chinese Physical Activity

Enrichment Rotation Options may include

Learn to Code
Campers get an introduction to computer science basics in a format that’s fun and accessible using resources from Code.Org
(Grades 2 – 6)

LEGO Learning
Campers utilize LEGO® to participate in hands-on, STE(A)M learning experiences designed to enhance problem solving skills and foster creativity through fun projects.
(All Ages)

Digital Music Production
Campers will channel their inner Pharrell by learning to layer beats, manipulate sounds, and create their own music.
(Grades 3 – 6)

Health & Nutrition Education
Campers build skills that help them make informed decisions about being physically active and eating nutritious food in daily life.
(Grades 3 – 6)

Visual Arts
Campers develop creativity and fundamental art skills by exploring different mediums and art forms this summer.
(All Ages)

Active Living & Athletics
Campers participate in a variety of sports and athletic training such as Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer, Field Hockey, and Martial Arts.
(Grades 1 – 6)

Campers can keep it moving this summer by exploring a variety of dance styles.
(All Ages)

Explore yoga movement, mindfulness activities, and yoga themed games during this enrichment rotation.
(All Ages)

Academic Enrichment
Campers in need of additional academic support to help curb the “Summer Slide” will explore educational resources and receive individual assistance from counselors in Language Arts and Math.
(All Ages)