You’re Invited to…Yu Ying’s Virtual Chinese Summer Camp!

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Our team pulled out all the stops to create a fun, interactive summer camp experience full of Chinese crafts, games and more. Now that we’ve gone virtual, children in rising grades PreK 3 through 6th can learn Chinese from anywhere!

This year, our theme is “An Exploration Through Chinese Cultures.” The theme is woven into all camp activities, making learning about Chinese minority groups and their cultures engaging and informative!

Want to learn more? Read on for details and registration information. Registration will stay open until classes are full. Also, check out our virtual Chinese camp FAQs for even more details.

What’s included in the virtual summer camp?

Yu Ying’s Chinese summer camp is a mix of both interactive classes and videos. There are two different camp packages available – Base Camp and Base Camp Plus. Base Camp is our basic level camp, while Base Camp Plus is everything Base Camp offers plus your choice of add-on classes.

How does Base Camp work?

Base Camp includes two live, interactive classes each day, Monday – Friday, and fun Chinese videos that can be watched at any time. The classes are run by our caring and supportive counselors. Click here for an overview of what you can expect with Base Camp.

How does Base Camp Plus work?

Base Camp Plus includes everything listed in the Base Camp chart, along with your choice of add-on classes. All Base Camp Plus classes are live, interactive, and facilitated by native Chinese speakers. They run at scheduled times, Monday – Friday. Base Camp Plus classes include:

  • Chinese Performing Arts: Campers will sing, dance and express themselves with this introduction to the wide variety of traditional art forms celebrated by some of China’s 56 ethnic groups.
  • Chinese Architecture and Minecraft: Kids will participate in a design challenge focused on some of China’s iconic sites and buildings. They’ll create a landscape of karst mountains, Chinese temple complexes and more with friends while navigating the wide world of Minecraft. Please note: Access to a laptop or desktop is needed for this activity.
  • Game Time: Students will let loose and sharpen their knowledge of Chinese language and culture through board games. They’ll play with their peers as they learn the basics of Chinese classics like Mahjong, Go and more!
  • Energize: From classic Chinese playground games to movement challenges, this class will have campers jumping for joy! Exercises can be done virtually and will engage the mind, body and soul.

You can choose your Base Camp Plus classes and see their scheduled times when you register.

What’s the schedule of classes?

Yu Ying’s summer camp is perfectly timed to help kids beat the afternoon heat! Each day starts with Culture Club at 1 p.m. Eastern time. After Culture Club, campers break into their smaller Chinese Chats groups at either 1:30 p.m. or 2:15 p.m., depending on their ages. Base Camp Plus add-on classes run between 3 – 4:30 p.m. You can view the entire schedule here.

In addition to the live online classes, all campers get access to new, daily video drops featuring engaging content such as Chinese exercises and story time. Chinese videos can be watched at any time.

How old do campers have to be to participate?

We welcome students in rising grades PreK 3 through 6th. Children must be age 3 by Sept. 30, 2020.

What are the session dates?

Yu Ying’s summer camp is available for two separate weeks. Families can sign up for one or both sessions – each session will feature different programming.

  • Session 1: July 27 – 31, 2020
  • Session 2: Aug. 3 – 7, 2020

How much does summer camp cost?

Summer camp fees pay for camp expenses and help support Yu Ying’s year-round educational program.

  • Base Camp: $200 per camper*, per one-week session of Base Camp only, Monday – Friday
  • Base Camp Plus: $200 Base Camp only fee plus $50 per class, per camper, Monday – Friday

* Siblings get $25 off the Base Camp package.

Full payment is required when registering. We’re happy to give a 50% refund if requested by July 6, 2020. Unfortunately, we can’t offer refunds after July 6.

To request a refund, please send your inquiry in writing to summer@washingtonyuying.org and billing@washingtonyuying.org.

Where can I register?

It’s easy! Click here to register for Yu Ying Chinese summer camp.

Use these tips when registering:

  • Start by signing up your camper for the two Base Camp classes – Culture Club and Chinese Chats. The fees for these classes are included in the overall program fee.
  • After you sign up for the Base Camp classes, you’ll have the option to sign up for Base Camp Plus classes. Base Camp Plus classes include a $50 per week, per camper fee, which you’ll pay at the time of registration.

Need more information? Email us at summer@washingtonyuying.org or check out our FAQs.

Thank you, and we hope to see you at camp!