Homestay Camp: A Closer Look

Jan 19, 2016 | Blog

Which Summer Camp to Pick? | Chinese Summer Camp Blog

Perhaps you are looking to experience something completely new and exciting this year. If so, then why not make 2016 truly memorable by taking part in a Summer Camp program in either Beijing or Shanghai?

Which Summer Camp to Pick? | Chinese Summer Camp Blog

If you are considering taking part in our Summer camp program this year, then we want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you make the best decision you can. That’s Mandarin cultural immersion program is like no other. We create a unique and fun learning environment and have several enticing camp options to make sure each camper feels at home. There are also tailor-made options, so there really is something for everybody!

Which Summer Camp to Pick? | Chinese Summer Camp Blog

Option 4: Homestay Camp

Staying with a local Chinese family for an authentic and immersive Study Abroad adventure

This program is a full 24/7 package that includes all Chinese classes, activities, homestay accommodation, and meals. Activities and outings are also arranged during the evenings and weekends so there’s never a dull moment. A camper who participates in this camp option will eat, sleep and breathe the Chinese experience. A That’s Mandarin Homestay camp option specializes in providing a fun, motivating, and educational environment for 12-17-year-olds.

Which Summer Camp to Pick? | Chinese Summer Camp Blog

What’s included?

Chinese classes
Cultural activities & excursions
Meals & Snacks
Host family accommodation

The Homestay option in more detail

With our Homestay option you can be assured of the following:

Experienced Teachers

All our teachers have taught for several years and are experienced with teaching under 18s.

Engaging Classes

Varied class types and content, for example cartoon classes, reading and writing classes as well as oral classes centered around different topics. Our camps are suitable for all children aged between 7 and 17 and open to campers of all Mandarin levels.

Cultural Activities

We organize a wide range of fun activities from painting masks, and practicing calligraphy to playing mahjong and cooking classes.

Field Trips

Twice a week campers can explore more of the city through our excursions to places like the Great Wall, Museums, Beijing’s lakes, and more.

Safety First

Each camper’s well-being is our paramount concern. We make sure every child is well looked after through careful 24/7 supervision and the creation of a safe yet fun environment. We share photos of each camper’s experience with parents and keep in contact so you know how your child is doing.

Accommodation

Enjoy a comfortable and homely stay at a host’s apartment or house. Host families have all been appraised by That’s Mandarin and have been working with us for many years. Hosts are all experienced with looking after children, many of them have brought up their own children; you can rest happy in the knowledge that your child is being well looked after. Homestays comprise a private bedroom within a host’s apartment/house. There is air conditioning/heating, free WIFI, access to a shared bathroom, and 24/7 hot water. The host will also provide their camper with 2x traditional and healthy Chinese meals per day. This option really allows campers to become fully immersed in the Chinese language and culture experience, making the homestay a unique and exciting experience.

Which Summer Camp to Pick? | Chinese Summer Camp Blog

So, that is an outline of what our Homestay camp option entails. By now you should have a better insight into four of our amazing Camp options. If you have signed up for any of these camp options, we hope that you are feeling even more excited about experiencing our Chinese Summer Camp. Feel free to keep browsing our website to find out more information.

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