Teen Immersion Program | Chinese Summer Camp

Most parents we know are very concerned about their children’s health and safety at a summer camp, especially in a country like China. Apart from the camp activities and camp content, the next question we often get is about food and nutrition at our summer camp. Rest assured, parents! We’ve got it all covered.

As a start, we provide free-flow Chinese tea for all of our students. Tea has many health benefits and is the national drink of China. You’d often see Chinese people carrying around a water bottle filled with tea. And if by any chance, you don’t feel well, just have a cup of hot tea. It will make you feel better, or so we believe in China.

Food and Nutrition | Chinese Summer Camp

Mid-day, we serve our campers some fruits as a snack. This is refreshing especially in the summer when the weather is hot! We try to serve seasonal fruits, but usually, they are oranges, apples, bananas, melons, or watermelons.

Food and Nutrition | Chinese Summer Camp

At lunch, students get to choose their meals. We require that they pre-order their preferred dish to avoid food waste from over-ordering. And every day, they get a choice of either a Western dish or a Chinese dish. Although we try to encourage them to try Chinese food, some children are just not that into Chinese cuisine. So we give them the freedom to choose.

Food and Nutrition | Chinese Summer Camp

Sometimes, we ask the students to make their own lunch. Well, actually that’s part of their Chinese cooking class (a cultural activity) where a teacher will teach them how to make, for example, dumplings, a cold dish, and more. They will then enjoy the fruits of their labor plus some additional dishes we provide.

Food and Nutrition | Chinese Summer Camp

For Full Camp or Full Teen Immersion students, we sometimes take them to local restaurants for dinners. They get to experience eating at a round table with a lazy Suzan (you know, that rotating tray in the middle of the table) and sharing food with their peers, Chinese style. Chopsticks and all.

Food and Nutrition | Chinese Summer Camp

For all of the meals we provide and places we go to for food, we have selected a few partner restaurants that focus on clean and nutritional food. After all, when the camp is over, we want the children to go home to you as fit as when they first arrive at camp or even fitter!

So parents, put your worries aside. We do our best to make our camp a healthy environment. Additionally, if your children have special dietary needs, just let us know and we will accommodate them.

Further Reads

New Activity | Tea Ceremony

New Activity | Tea Ceremony

This year we have a new activity for our campers. What is one of the first things that come to mind when you think of China? What is a must-have souvenir for your relatives if you visit China? No doubt, it's Chinese tea!Tea has a long and interesting history in China....

June 2019 | Students’ Reviews

June was such a great month at Summer Camp! Campers participated in various cultural activities, and workshops, and field trips. But the highlight of Camp experience is, of course, Chinese classes — action-packed language lessons that won't leave even the shy campers...

Sightseeing in the City

Sightseeing in the City

Here are some snapshots from our Summer Camp field trips. Twice a week and on weekends, students go around Beijing/Shanghai, sightseeing and shopping. They get to practice speaking Mandarin with the local vendors, people on the street, etc.