YCIS Summer Camp

YCIS Summer Camps │ 2022

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

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YCIS combines Chinese language/culture learning with rich activities and academic development in a nurturing, engaging and fun environment. Our Summer Camps incorporate YCIS’s pioneering practices in global education developed through more than 90 years of experience.


YCIS Summer Camp Highlights: 

    • Experienced Chinese-speaking teachers and specialist subjects teachers
    • Daily outdoor P.E. and sports
    • An exhibition of students’ work or a grand finale performance on stage at the end of each camp session (if COVID permitting).
    • Weekly “Fun Fridays” (water day, pizza day, field day, and more) 
    • Caters to all levels of Chinese language ability — from beginners to native speakers

Chinese Immersion Summer Camp 

Grades K-6 │Full Day Chinese Instruction

At YCIS, learning the Chinese language and culture can be educational and enjoyable. Join us for a summer adventure at YCIS Silicon Valley, where campers take part in creative, hands-on activities while building their language skills and confidence in our Chinese Immersion Summer Camps. 

Chinese Language Arts, Science. Arts and crafts. Culture. Drama. Music. Sports. Games. Cooking. And more! YCIS Summer Camps include the best of traditional camp experiences, plus unique thematic learning that caters to all levels of Chinese language ability. 

“My son had so much fun. He enjoyed all the hands-on learning and gained so much confidence in his Chinese speaking.” -YCIS Summer Camp Parent

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Academic Enrichment Camp

Grades 3-6│ Half-Day English Instruction

Our Academic Enrichment Camp is designed to be fun, rigorous, and inspirational. It sparks the passion in knowledge, nurtures creativity, and advances individual skills through our refined inquiry-based learning environment. Campers learn with peers in a small class provided by specialist teachers. Small group and individual activities allow each student to work at an individualized level and pace, which maximizes the learning experience. 

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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 and Fees, Discounts and Cancellation

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Academic Enrichment Camp

Grades 3-6 │  English Instruction

Camp Dates

Session 1: 2 weeks from 6/13 – 6/24

Session 2: 3 weeks from 6/27-7/15

Session 3: 2 weeks from 7/18-7/29

Math Enrichment

Through a combination of hands-on activities, exercises, problem-solving, and games, campers will deepen their knowledge of math concepts, learn to master computational procedures and increase their word problem skills. 

  • Fact Fluency: No matter your skill level, students will  improve their  addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division fact fluency through daily hands-on and fun practice
  • Math Logic: Students hone their problem-solving skills by working out fascinating problems and puzzles, tapping every child’s intuitive ideas of logic and natural enjoyment of games. Simple-looking games and puzzles quickly lead to deeper insights, which will connect with significant formal mathematical ideas.

Daily Homework (Optional)
To make steady progress, finishing more than two sessions is highly recommended.

English Reading & Writing

At YCIS, we nurture students to become flexible and resilient readers and communicators who read and write for pleasure as well as for academic purposes. Campers don’t only practice language arts essentials (grammar, sentence structure, word choice, proper form and mechanics, literary analysis) but also enjoy reading a variety of literature while perfecting their writing skills. Students receive direct instruction, guided and independent practice incorporating their personal passion and interest.

  • In reading lessons, campers strengthen literal comprehension, interpretive and analytic reading in both informational and narrative texts.  
  • In writing workshops, campers construct and develop well-organized and crafted pieces across multiple genres, as well as clearly articulate and develop ideas creatively.

Daily Homework (Optional)
To make steady progress, finishing more than two sessions is highly recommended.

What does a day at camp look like?

Academic Enrichment Summer Camps are from 9am-12pm. Campers have the option to join afternoon sessions (12pm-3pm)  from Chinese Immersion Summer Camps to make the full-day bilingual education complete. Early drop-off and extended day is also available to Academic Enrichment Summer Campers.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (optional) Early drop off 
9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Math enrichment
10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Outdoor recess
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. English reading & writing
Add-on Session (optional)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & recess
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Creative hands-on activities in Chinese, such as arts & crafts, cooking, science experiments, and Fun Friday activities 
Extended Camp Session (optional)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Snack and outdoor play
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 


Chinese Immersion Camp for K-6th Grade

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 

Academic Enrichment Camp for 3rd-6th Grade
Half Day Schedule 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Full Day Schedule 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Session1: (two weeks):$650 

Session 2: (three weeks): $900 

Session 3: (two weeks): $650 

Session1: (two weeks):$975  

Session 2: (three weeks): $1340

Session 3: (two weeks): $975

Morning Care 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Session1: (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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