2018 Chinatown Summer Camp

FULL day of Mandarin language, crafts, and dance classes!

Click HERE to watch highlights from previous Chinatown Summer camp

Trip to restaurant. copy#Camp A: Little Kids Camp
Ages: 5 – 8 years old
Dates: August 6-10, August 13 – 17, 2018
(Two weeks, Mondays through Fridays)

#Camp B: Big Kids Camp
Ages: 9 – 14 years old
Dates: August 20-24, August 27 – 31, 2018
(Two weeks, Mondays through Fridays)

Class size: 10 children (max)

Class Description:

The Laurel Project program, designed for children and preteens, will encourage students to learn the Chinese culture and language in a creative and participatory environment.  Instruction takes place both indoors and outdoors in the heart of Chinatown, surrounded by colorful shops, markets and wonderful restaurants.  The objective is to engage students in an intimate and fun setting, to teach Mandarin Chinese as a vehicle for cultural self-expression, rather than present it as just another subject to study.

During the summer, activities focus on simple Mandarin conversation, writing, songs and games.  Students will interact with fruit vendors, shopkeepers & waiters when we shop for fruits & vegetables in the markets, try out snacks, desserts & beverages in a teahouse, and order delicious food & dim sum in the restaurant. Lessons include counting, colors, fruits, vegetables, foods, snacks, desserts, beverages, clothes, how to use chopsticks, and Chinese restaurant etiquette.

Tai Chi #2According to tradition, we do our Tai-Chi and martial arts lessons first thing in the morning.  Beyond language practice, the day includes preparing simple Chinese dishes in the classroom, shopping, museum or bookstore trips, and Chinese jump rope and games in the park.  We close the day with Chinese dance lessons in a professional studio.

*All outdoor activities will be accompanied by two to three camp counselors*

4 Bowery 3rd floor (in the middle of Chinatown!)
between Pell St & Division St
New York, NY 10013

9:00 am – 3:00pm

1 week of camp:    $660
2 weeks of camp:    $1260

*Camp price includes books, art materials, lunch, and Friday banquet 


Deposit: A deposit of 1/2 the tuition is required.  Deposit is non-refundable.

Payment: Tuition fees are payable in full before May 15, 2018.

Refunds: Tuition is non-refundable after the class has started.

*Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.  Space is limited, and classes often fill quickly!

Summer camp video 

Chinatown Summer Camp Registration 

Chinatwon Summer Camp Release Forms (PDF)