Sophie lives in the East Bay with her husband and two young children, both of whom speak Chinese better than she ever will.

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Mandarin Summer Camps in Bay Area

Now that the rains have (mostly) left the Bay Area, summer is just around the corner (right?). For those who are looking for ways to keep little ones busy in summer months, I wanted to give a run-down of Mandarin immersion summer programs and camps in the area. A two-week (or longer) camp program can be a more manageable commitment for those who want to try out language immersion without committing to full-time school program. It can also be a gentler way to introduce foreign languages to kids in a more relaxed, fun setting.

The Shu Ren International School in Berkeley will offer a camp for 3-5 year olds and another for Kindergarten age and up. The older camp will include both beginning and intermediate/advanced classes. They offer an Early Bird discount to families who register by March 31.

Also, in Oakland, New Sprouts offers a four-week camp in late July-August. I also just learned that the City of Orinda will offer a morning Mandarin immersion camp. More information is here.

Additional camp listings can be found from the Mandarin Immersion Parents Council and Families with Children from China/Northern California. All of the schools I listed in this post also have camps so see their websites for more details.

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  1. Tom 06/21/2012 at 2:41 pm

    You can also sign up for mandarin summer camps in Tahoe!  Here is a link to the Tahoe Foreign Language Center:

  2. Yu Ying Learning Center 06/01/2012 at 1:50 am

    Yu Ying Learning Center in Alameda also provides chinese summer camps, as well as after school programs.

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  4. lily 06/11/2010 at 4:02 am

    I can't seem to find the City of Orinda Mandarin immersion camp on the link. Could you help me?



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