Summer has always been our favourite time here at That’s Mandarin. It’s the time of the year when our school is most packed with regular students and summer camp students. And to house our growing number of students, we now have multiple locations in Shanghai and Beijing. There is certainly enough room for everyone to study Mandarin at That’s Mandarin!
June 11 marked the official beginning of this year’s Chinese Summer Camp in Beijng and Shanghai. With over 80 students joining us in both cities (in the first two weeks), it’s one of our busiest summer camps ever. And this year we rolled out special additions to our program: new activities, new gifts, new meal plans.
To keep our camp program fresh especially for repeat students, we introduced badminton to our sports list, flute lesson to our new music program and felt-toy creation to our arts & craft class.
At our Chinese Camp, every student who joins will usually receive a T-shirt, a backpack and a notebook. This year we are also giving away a cup to each student that they can use at school.
Keeping our campers fit and healthy is one of our top priorities and this includes providing them with nutritional meals at camp. This year, we have chosen special caterers that can provide healthy food which come from fresh, organic and 100% natural ingredients. These ingredients come from local farms and thus we are also supporting local produce and local farmers.
On top of it all, our policy regarding excursions has been changed slightly to improve the safety of the students. On each field trip, there is one teacher assigned to every 3 students (below 10 years old) or one teacher to every 6 students (over 10 years old).