Laurel Project Chinatown Summer Camp 2016
FULL day of Mandarin language, crafts, dance and martial arts classes!
#A: Little Kids Camp
Ages: 5 - 8 years old
Dates: August 1 - 5, August 8 - 12, 2016
(Two weeks, Mondays through Fridays)
#B: Big Kids Camp
Ages: 9 - 14 years old
Dates: August 15 - 19, August 22 - 26, 2016(
Two weeks, Mondays through Fridays)
Location: 4 Bowery, 3rd Floor (in the middle of Chinatown) between Pell St & Division St, New York, NY 10013
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00pm Half-day camp is also available; please contact us for more information.We can also arrange for after-camp babysitting.
Class size: 10 children (max)
Contact: Laurel.Project@gmail.com or (917) 355-2083.
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.
According 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*