July 7 to Aug 1, 2014                                                                     Indian Valley Campus of the College of Marin                                                                      

A collaboration of the  Marin Chinese Culture Association,           the College of Marin, and Language Alive!

More info:  darin@langalive.com   510.593.9372

To enroll your child in this program, scroll down to register and pay fees online.

Rather than depending on endless repetition and drills, kids in the Marin Mandarin Summer Camp will learn Mandarin through activities they enjoy.  Your kids can learn Mandarin while having fun learning magic tricks, pretending to be different animals, playing sports, acting in skits, making arts & crafts, and participating in Chinese cultural activities.

This camp offers beginning conversational Mandarin for brand new learners and kids who have learned for a year or two.  The camp will include a weekly lion dance introduction.

Who      Kids entering Kindergarten through kids who are entering 6th grade.  Kids with no Mandarin skills to those with limited exposure to Mandarin.

Where  Please note new location:   College of Marin, Indian Valley Campus

When

July 7 thru Aug 1, 2014

Weekdays Mon thru F, 9 am to 3 pm

Enroll in one or more weekly sessions

Fees

Each week-long session is $235  for 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Extended care:

Early arrive 8:45 to 9:00   No Charge

Early arrive 8:00 to 8:45    $20/week

Late care  3:00 to 6:00 pm     $50/week

Class Size

Adult to student ratio not to exceed 1:16

Swimming

COM offers free swimming after the program.  Parent or guardian must be present.  Hours TBA.

Volunteer Opportunities

High school or college students who are proficient in Mandarin are encouraged to volunteer as teacher aids.  Please contact darin@langalive.com.

WEEKLY THEMES & REGISTRATION

EARLY AND LATE CARE:  After you go to the registration form, you will fill out the registration information.  While you are on that page, you will see an option to purchase further items….these additional purchases are the early and late care for each week.

REGISTERING FOR ALL FOUR WEEKS

If you are signing up one child for ALL FOUR WEEKS, click this red button.
Eventbrite - All 4 Weeks Marin Mandarin Summer Camp  / Jly 7 - Aug 1

If you are enrolling 1 or more siblings for ALL FOUR WEEKS, click this green button
Eventbrite - Sib Disct 4 Weeks Marin Mand Sum Camp Wk 1 / Jly 7 - Aug 1

 

REGISTERING ON A WEEKLY BASIS

Please register by using the buttons below.  The orange button is for the first child you enroll. The green button is for any siblings you will enroll at the 15% sibling discount.

Week 1:  Magnificent Magic              July 7 – 11

Who can resist a little magic?  In this session, campers will learn to perform some basic card tricks, and then will put on a magic show at the end of the week.  They will learn Mandarin related to card tricks such as numbers and colors, words such as “below” and “between”, verbs such as “cut”, “show”, or “take”, and other relevant phrases.  And then they’ll get to show off their Mandarin and their magic at the end of the week performance!

Click on this orange button to register and pay fee for one regular enrollment into Week 1.

Eventbrite - Marin Mandarin Summer Camp Week 1 / Magic / Jly 7 - 11

Click on the green button below to register for one or more siblings for week 1.

Eventbrite - Sib Disct Marin Mand Sum Camp Wk 1 / Magic / Jly 7 - 11;

Week 2:  Animal Antics          July 14 – 18

Animals come in all shapes, colors and sizes…and they find lots of amazing ways to survive! We will explore the curious, creepy, and often fantastic survival strategies used by animals. Language for the week will include review of language from Magnificent Magic such as numbers and colors, plus phrases related to size, texture, and action.  They will present a short animal story at the end of the week.

Click on this button to register and pay fee for Week 2:

Eventbrite - Marin Mandarin Summer Camp Week 2 / Animals / Jly 14 - 18

Click on the green button below to register a sibling for Week 2 and get a 15% discount for this registration.
Eventbrite - Sib Disct Marin Mand Sum Camp Wk 2 / Animals / Jly 14 - 18

Week 3:  Act It Out!              July 21 – 25

Kids love to act and participate in skits.  During the week, campers will learn to express emotions in Mandarin while creating their own funny skits.  Language for the week will include vocabulary related to emotions and interactions.  Come see the show on Friday!

Click on this button to register and pay fee for Week 3:

Eventbrite - Marin Mandarin Summer Camp Week 3 / Acting / Jly 21 -25

Click on the green button below to register a sibling for Week 3 and get a 15% discount for this registration.

Eventbrite - Sib Dsct Marin Mand Sum Camp Wk 3 / Acting / Jly 21 -25;

Week 4:  Clever Cooking       July 28 – Aug 1

Cooking can be fun and creative. Campers will learn to write simple recipes using ingredients they like. They will take risks and try ingredients they never knew they liked! Language for the week will include vocabulary related to flavors, numbers, measurement and cooking techniques.  On Friday, be brave and join us for a meal that will be truly “unforgettable.”

Click on this button to register and pay for Week 4:

Eventbrite - Marin Mandarin Summer Camp Week 4 / Cooking / Jly 28-Aug 1

Click the green button below if you are also registering a sibling. You will get a 15% discount on this registration

Eventbrite - Sib Dsct Marin Mand Sum Camp Wk 4 / Cooking / Jly 28-Aug 1

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellations initiated by the participant must be requested 21 days prior to the start of the camp.
  • Cancellation is subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation requests made between 14-20 days prior to the camp start date will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No cancellations are permitted within 14 days of the camp start date.
  • All cancellation requests must be made via email to darin@langalive.com

DAILY SCHEDULE

9:00-9:30       Teambuilding Games

9:30-10:30     Language Learning Activities

10:30-10:45     Snack/Recess

10:45-11:20     Project  (Example:  Make animal puppets during Animal Antics week)

11:20-11:30     Break

11:30-12:00     Project

12:00-12:50     Lunch Recess

12:50- 1:50      Project Language  (Example:  Use the puppets to tell a story)

1:50- 2:05      Recess

2:05- 3:00      Treasure Hunt / 4 Corners / Review Games

WEEKLY FEATURES

Every Tuesday the kids will work on a Chinese cultural project.

Every Thursday a professional lion dance group will perform for the kids.

Every Friday parents will be invited to a student presentation.

MORE INFORMATION

darin@langalive.com

510.593.9372