Who knew Mandarin learning could be so fun?
What is it?
Mandarin Rainbow is a week-long day camp program. The camp runs Monday to Friday in the morning from 8:45 to 12 noon. It features an interdisciplinary approach to Mandarin learning, and activities include things like: yoga, dance/movement, art, music and rhythm, and natural sciences. All subjects are taught in an immersion format.
Who is it for?
The new Mandarin Rainbow is perfect for parents who have wished to increase their child’s exposure to Mandarin beyond what is offered by our regular one- or two-hour per week program. The program will supercharge your child’s Mandarin with fun, healthy activities. It packs 15 hours of language exposure into a single week.
Because it includes so much movement through yoga and dance, the program is also great for health-conscious parents who feel their child’s spring or summer breaks involve too many sedentary activities, too much television, too much computer, or too many video games.
What ages are best for the camp?
The ideal age for participation is 4-10. Children age 3 may participate if a caregiver remains on the premises for the duration.
What language abilities are needed?
No prior Mandarin experience is needed. Immersion challenges both beginners and students with a foundation in Mandarin. The camp will introduce kids to phrases and vocabulary that are not introduced in the regular school year program.
Currently Offered at: the Scottish Cultural Centre and North Van Learning Centre
Spring 2016 Dates: March 14-18 (five day camp) and March 21-24 (four-day camp)
Summer 2016 Dates: July 4-8 and August
Price: $250 (five-day camp) and $200 (four-day camp)
No sibling discounts are offered with this program.