YCIS Summer Camps │ 2022

Summer at YCIS offers exceptional educational experience for Kindergarten through Grade 6 students.

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Chinese Immersion Summer Camp 

Grades K-6 │ Chinese Instruction

Session 1 (2 weeks) │ STEAM Inventor’s Workshop June 13-24, 2022

AT YCIS, the pedagogy of Science Education is “learning by doing”. Kids learn Science concepts and drills through real life experience, which generate student-led learning experience and develop a deep interest in the subject. YCIS’s Inventor’s Workshop Summer Camp is perfect for kids who find STEAM fun and meaningful. Students will create, build, experiment, and learn theory. They will also read related storybooks, write STEAM journals, and create videos. They’ll make their own lava lamps, tornadoes in bottles, solar ovens, bee habitats, and more! 

Session 2 (3 weeks) │ Broadway Musical │ June 27-July 15, 2022 (no camp on July 4) 

No audition is required for YCIS’s Broadway Musical Camp! This camp is tailored to build confidence, improve communication skills, and teach children perseverance, creative problem-solving, and the ability to focus — all great skills that will lead to classroom success. The Chinese language component just brings the camp to another level. In addition to a traditional performance art camp, campers at YCIS will also learn about famous Chinese legends, fairy tales, and fables while writing their own story for the stage. Supported by our experienced Chinese faculty, they’ll write a script, design their costumes, create props, and perform their own production!

Session 3 (2 weeks) │ Mighty Jungle │ July 18-29, 2022 

Are you ready to adventure through the jungles of Central America, Western Africa, or Southeast Asia this summer? Explorers will dive into an interdisciplinary learning experience with a boost in language arts, science, biology, and arts. They’ll learn about wild animals, plants, and the habitats of the jungle while exploring different landforms, climates, and bodies of water. Based on the knowledge they learn, the young explorers will build gardens on our campus and create their own safari dioramas.

What does a day at camp look like?

Chinese Immersion Summer Camps — Inventor’s Workshop,  Broadway Musical, and Mighty Jungle — are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with early drop-off and extended day options available.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (optional) Early drop off 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Chinese language class
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.  Outdoor recess
10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. P.E. & Sports
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Themed activity & performing arts
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & recess
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Enriched Hands-on Activities:  Science Experiment/Arts & Crafts/Cooking
and Fun Friday activities include a pizza day, water day, field day, and celebration
Extended Camp Session (optional)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Camp Provided Snack and outdoor recess
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chinese cultural activities
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Reading, arts & crafts, music, and/or sports


Snack & Lunch Plan


  • Students need to pack a light, healthy snack for the morning break.
  • YCIS will provide afternoon snacks to extended day students from 3:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 


As an international school bringing together the best of East and West, YCIS provides lunch options through two highly-rated vendors to meet the needs of families from both cultures. Vegetarian options are available from both vendors. 

  • Lunch vendor 1: My Green Lunch
    An organic, nutritious, and environmentally sustainable hot lunch features a hot/cold entree of fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and a healthy snack.
  • Lunch vendor 2: NextDish
    Fresh, delicious, and authentic Chinese food. A new lunch program from NextDish is exclusively catered for YCIS students and campers.

Campers could also bring a homemade lunch to the camp. YCIS is a NUT FREE School! Please make sure your child does not bring foods with nuts of any type to camp.

Order instructions and menus will be emailed to parents with a Summer Camp welcome letter.

Fees, Discounts and Cancellation 


Full Day Schedule: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Session 1 (two weeks): $975

Session 2 (three weeks):$1340

Session 3 (two weeks): $975 

Morning Care 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Session 1: (two weeks):$60  

Session 2: (three weeks): $80

Session 3: (two weeks): $60

Extended Day 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Session 1: (two weeks):$180  

Session 2: (three weeks): $250

Session 3: (two weeks): $180


Early Registration Discount (Register by February 28, 2022) 
  • Full-Day Camp: $50 off each session
  • Half-Day Camp: $30 off each session
Multiple Session Discount 
  • $20 off each session when you register for two sessions ($30 off session 2)
  • $100 off when you register for all three sessions
New Family Referral Discount 
  • Tell your friends about YCIS Summer Camps and have a fun summer learning together! For each referral, families will receive a $25 discount (available for both the referral and for the new family). No cap! 

To receive your discount, new families please type the referring child’s first and last name in the text box when prompted.

Cancellation Policy and Late Pick-Up Charge

  • Cancellations received before May 15, will get a refund of the purchase less $125 cancellation fee of each session. 
  • Cancellations received after May 15,  no refunds will be issued.
  • Session dates can be changed without fees before June 1st based on space permitting.
  • There are no prorations for partial sessions. No part of a camp will be refunded for missed days for any reason.
  • Late Child Pick-Up Fees: A late fee of $1.00 for every 1 minute after the scheduled pick-up time will be charged. In case you are not able to pick up your child at the scheduled pick-up time, please make every attempt to contact YCIS to inform the staff of the delay and the expected time of arrival.


Please contact YCIS camp coordinator Becky Qiu at beckyq@sv.ycef.com or (650)903-0986.

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