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SUMMER CAMP IN CHINA || SPEND SUMMER 2023 IN BEIJING
The LTL Summer Camp China program is intensive Mandarin study, exploring China and a whole lot of fun for everyone involved.
With the program, students study Mandarin for four hours in the morning at our language school, followed by an afternoon of fun and activities.
On the weekends we do day trips and the program offers rapid language Chinese learning progress in a safe and supervised environment.
The China Summer Camp is open for children from 7 to 17 years of age, but teenagers must be at least 11 years old to come to China without parents.
- Safe and fully supervised
- Fun and adventurous
- Fast language progress
- Make friends from all over the world
- Parents welcome to join
NOTE – For all year round school trip programs please visit our China School Trip page where we can plan groups of teachers and students trips to LTL all year round.
Fun & Friendly
Together: enjoy and explore China with other teenagers
Activities: sight-seeing, painting, kong fu, shopping and more
Make friends: meet others and make friends quickly
Young & fun: A summer designed to be full of fun for all
A School You Can Trust
Since 2007: we have been looking after teenagers in China
The LTL Summer Camp: the most established Summer Camp
Our Team: our camp councillors have years of experience
24/7 Support: Emergency? Sick child? We are reachable 24/7!
Safe & Secure
Supervised: the whole camp is fully supervised by the LTL team
Homestays: a family that looks after a child like their own
Residential Camp: live near the school with a supervisor
LTL Beijing: one of the world’s safest cities, with 24/7 support
Learn Chinese, Fast
Quick progress: students learn and improve their Mandarin fast
Small classes: average of 3, never more than 6 per class
Great teachers: experienced, certified Chinese teachers
Focused curriculum: delivered by China’s best language school
SUMMER CAMP IN CHINA || THINGS TO KNOW
From Monday to Friday participants study Chinese at the camp in the mornings, followed by an exciting and varied cultural program in the afternoon.
Chinese classes start at 9am and afternoon activities include a wide variety of options, ranging from Beijing opera mask painting to Shaolin Kung Fu lessons.
Every Saturday we go for a day trip, visiting the Great Wall, Water Cube Water-park and other attractions in Beijing.
Students can choose to study for any preferred length of time, from one week to the whole eight week program. For students who want to stay longer or arrive earlier, extension programs can be offered.
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WHERE CAN MY CHILD STAY?
This will depend on if you choose to sign up for the homestay camp or the residence camp.
Accommodation is with a Chinese homestay family allowing them to experiencing Chinese culture first hand, whilst practicing language skills.
From Monday to Saturday breakfast and dinner are taken with the host family and lunch at school.
On Sundays all meals are with the family and the student can participate in family trips and social activities. All students live in single rooms.
Accommodation is in the LTL residence, together with other summer program participants in shared rooms.
A program coordinator lives with the participants, organizing activities, support and supervision during the program.
Students eat all meals together, either at home, the school or at a local restaurants in the area.
Parents can accompany their children to Beijing and either study a Chinese language course on their own, share accommodation with their child or take a break and explore China while their child is at the summer camp.
Please enquire with us for a tailor made program for you and your family.
DAY CAMP (7-17 Years Old)
With the Day Camp, students participate in all classes and social activities, but stays with his or her parents at night and on Sundays.
The day camp will include lunch at the school.
During weekend trips, transport to the school can be arranged, depending on location.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE LTL SUMMER CAMP
- 20 hours a week of Chinese language class
- Cultural activities in the afternoon Monday to Friday
- School day trip on Saturdays
- Text books
- School lunch
- A fun, supportive and safe environment
- Guardian Program
- Visa Support
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- For homestay and residence camp participants breakfast and dinner are included
- The opportunity to make friends with other students from all over the world
NOTE || Airfare, Visa expenses, Insurance and non camp related expenses are not covered.
SUMMER CAMP IN CHINA || PRICES (in Chinese Yuan)
Below is a list of the Summer Camp packages. We’ve included a list of what is and is not included in the price. Note also Family discounts – Book the summer camp for two or more children together and receive 5% off the summer camp price.
ALL PRICES ARE LISTED IN CHINESE YUAN.
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Residence Camp Information:
- Distance from school: 45 minutes from LTL
- Rooms: Two bedrooms-one for girls, one for boys, the summer camp organizer will live there as well as a guardian
- Responsibilities: Teenagers who live there need to keep the room clean and quiet
- Rules: No smoking indoors, no drinking without parents authorization
- Cleaner: Once a week to clean the residence
SUMMER CAMP IN CHINA || TYPICAL SCHEDULE
We have different activities every week, but this is what a typical week in the summer camp looks like.
|09:00-09:30||Breakfast at camp/homestay||Breakfast at camp/homestay||Breakfast at camp/homestay||Breakfast at camp/homestay||Breakfast at camp/homestay|
|10:00-12:00||Chinese class||Chinese class||Chinese class||Chinese class||Chinese class|
|12:00-13:00||Lunch at school||Lunch at school||Lunch at school||Lunch at school||Lunch at school|
|13:00-15:00||Chinese class||Chinese class||Chinese class||Chinese class||Chinese class|
|15:30-18:30||Kong Fu class||Beijing city tour||Chinese painting||Visit a local high school||Silk Market shopping tour|
|18:30||Dinner at camp/homestay||Beijing duck group dinner||Dinner at camp/homestay||Dinner at camp/homestay||Dinner at camp/homestay|
- Saturdays – Typically a day trip to the Great Wall or Forbidden City for example
- Sundays – Typically activities in camp/with homestay families such as making dumplings or Tai-Chi
Summer Camp in China || What They Said
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What activities do you offer?
During the summer camp we explore the Forbidden City, learn Chinese painting, climb the wild wall, and discover old Beijing together.
Every afternoon after class we do a different activity and the choice is very wide. From swimming in the Olympic Water Cube to pottery and visiting the Pandas in the Beijing zoo, it is never boring.
On Saturdays we do whole day trips to destinations that take a bit longer to get to, like the Summer Palace, the Great Wall or the Temple of Heaven. At LTL Mandarin School we offer so much more than just a learn Chinese experience.
Can families participate as well as just children?
Yes, parents can accompany their children to Beijing and either study a Chinese language course on their own, share accommodation with their child or take a break and explore China while their child is at the summer camp.
Please enquire with us for a tailor made program for you and your family.
Can my child take a course before or after the camp also?
Yes and many students do this.
It is possible to organize a program before or after the summer camp where your child will study Mandarin and live with a homestay, including afternoon cultural activities or additional 1 on 1 classes.
Please Note – The residence program is only available during the summer camp. It is however possible to combine a residence China summer camp program with a homestay program before or after the summer camp.
Can I speak to previous participants?
Yes of course you can.
Just send us a message letting us know where you are from and your child’s age. We will then put you in contact with the parents of a child who did a similar summer program last year.
Likewise, we have an extensive YouTube Channel with a whole wealth of parent/student interviews.
Can siblings and friends come together?
We even offer a 5% discount for any Chinese language summer camp participants who sign up together.
How far is it to LTL School?
Homestay’s are usually also within 30 minutes of the school, though sometimes it is necessary to take public transport to the school.
Parents can let us know their preferences for the homestay when filling out the LTL homestay questionnaire before a child arrives in China.
What sort of food do you eat?
We’ll be introducing our Summer Campers to a whole host of excellent Chinese cuisine.
Trust us when we say Chinese cuisine is broad!
Things like Beijing Duck, the famous Biang Biang Mian, Hotpot… and a lot more!
A great thing about coming to China is experiencing this first hand and learning how to order food off a Chinese menu.
What if my child is ill?
Our team is here to look after your child at all times.
Beijing has excellent international health care facilities and we will of course accompany your child to see a doctor whenever needed. Please make sure that your child has health insurance that covers private hospitals and clinics in Beijing. If you need advice what should be covered, please contact us.
A mother of one of our students recently had to deal with her ill child in Beijing, you can read their story about going to a hospital in China here.
Who are you homestay families?
Summer campers are only placed with our most trusted and experienced homestay families in China.
We know our homestay families personally and most of them are relatives or friends of our team. Even though we have known each other for many years, we still inspect all families regularly.
Homestays are an LTL school specialty and about 80% of all Chinese language camp participants stay with a homestay every year.
How long are lessons at LTL?
Each lesson lasts 55 minutes.
Schedules can vary slightly, but usually Chinese classes are from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm with a one hour lunch break in between.
Do you offer courses for juniors all year round?
Yes we do.
Have a look at our high school in China program or find more information on our for parents page.
We also organize school trips for children of different age.
What is the weather like in Beijing during the Summer?
The weather in China generally is fairly predictable which means it easy when preparing your luggage. Beijing will be hot during the summer.
Taken from our blog about weather in China, this is what you are likely to expect during Beijing Summer’s:
Beijing: Average in the day is 77 F / 25 C. Average number of rainy days is 10.
Is pollution in Beijing a concern?
This is something you shouldn’t worry about.
China is vastly improving year on year with it’s pollution and although we cannot deny there are some days where the smog is evident, the situation is far better now than 10, even 3 years ago.
If you would like more information about this, check out a couple of articles on Beijing pollution and pollution in China in general.