Mandarin Summer Camps in Bay Area

Now that the rains have (mostly) left the Bay Area, summer is just around the corner (right?)
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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 Counciland 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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