Crocodile Mandarin School
Who knew Mandarin learning could be so fun?
What is it?
The Crocodile Mandarin Summer Day Camp is a week-long day camp program. The camp runs Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm. (Extended hours can also sometimes be offered.) It features an interdisciplinary approach to Mandarin learning with our original Crocodile Mandarin lessons sandwiched between activities like yoga, dance/movement, art, cooking, and natural science projects. These subjects are all presented in an immersion format. That means instructors use only Mandarin during the day.
Good news for working parents! All Crocodile Camps are full-day. That means more exposure for kids and fewer issues with picking up and dropping off for parents.
Best of all: The fees you pay for the camp--because they qualify as childcare expenses--will likely be tax-deductable.
What ages are best for the camp?
The camp is offered for two different age groups 4-6 and 7-12. Exceptions can be made for siblings (or good friends) who wish to participate together.
What language abilities are needed?
No prior Mandarin experience is needed.
Can my child attend a half day?
Yes, requests for half day programs are accepted and will be fulfilled on a space-available basis. Full day registrations will take priority and half-day requests cannot be confirmed until one-week before camp begins.
What about extended hours, before and after camp?
If you need to drop off earlier or later than the scheduled times, please contact us.
Locations: North Van Learning Centre, Scottish Cultural Centre in Vancouver
Summer 2021 Dates:
North Van: Weekly throughout the summer.
Scottish Cultural Centre in Vancouver: Four weeks mid-July to mid-August
Early Bird Price for the full-day camp: $420 + gst
Regular price for the full-day camp: $450 + gst
For most families, fees qualify as a child care expense and are tax deductible!
Who is it for?
The Crocodile Mandarin Summer Day Camp 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 30 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 summer breaks involve too many sedentary activities, too much television, too much computer, or too many video games.