YCIS Summer Camp

Chinese Immersion Summer Camps for Curious, Creative Kids (Grades K-6)

Three Sessions from June 14 to July 30, 2021

We are excited to welcome campers to YCIS this summer!

We have limited availability in a few age groups. Please reach out to Summer Camp Coordinator, Becky Qiu, beckyq@sv.ycef.com to see if we have a spot for your child or to join a waiting list.

Two girls made a hedgehod

YCIS Chinese Immersion Summer Camps (Grades K-6)

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.

Arts and crafts. Drama. Music. Sports. Games. Culture. Hiking. Science. Cooking. YCIS Summer Camps include the best of traditional camp experiences, plus unique thematic learning that caters to all levels of Chinese language ability — from beginners to native speakers.

Kids and a teacher

Camp Highlights

  • Camp hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., morning care from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m, afternoon care from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Expert, experienced Chinese-speaking teachers
  • Outdoor sports or PE daily
  • Upper grades include digital arts and computer activities
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • A final class performance recorded for parents

Summer Camp Sessions 2021

Three Sessions:  June 14-25, June 28-July 16 and July 19-30


Grades K-3 Chinese Immersion Summer Camps:


Scavenger Hunt for Habitats (June 14 to June 25, 2021)

Curious about animals, their habitats and how humans impact them? Join us to explore habitats around the world. Like scientists, we will discover all about landforms, climates, bodies of water, plants, animals, and more. At the end of camp, we will showcase our findings and present the 3D models we create.


Passport to Fun (June 28 to July 16, 2021 – no camp on July 5)

Let’s grab our passports and embark on a journey from East to West. On our global adventure, we will create travel brochures about the countries we visit, exploring folklore, customs, cuisine, fashion, history, sports, celebrities, music and holidays. We will celebrate the wonderful diverse world we live in and discover that, even with our differences, people have a lot in common.


Festival of Games (July 19 to July 30, 2021)

In every culture and every country, children love to play games. We will celebrate the diverse legends, history, science and cultures of games and sports around the world. With our creative thinking caps on, we will also design our own games and competitions. And on the final day of camp, we will compete in a mini-Olympics with track and field games in the park. Let’s get fit and enjoy the summer sunshine!


Grades 4-6 Chinese Immersion Summer Camps:

We know students have spent a lot of time on screens this year!  That’s why we have designed our digital arts focused camps for older elementary students to minimize screen time and focus on the hands-on creative process of design, making and prop and setting creation. Outdoor sports are included daily as well as other enriching activities to keep students active in the summer months!


3D Printing, Laser Cutting and Silhouette Studio (June 14 to June 25, 2021)

Love to make things? Explore design tools and machines to create a variety of 3D and other objects. Gain software and graphic design skills to make dioramas, sceneries, houses and more. Learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to make masks and other items with a variety of materials.


Graphic Design (June 28 to July 16, 2021 – no camp on July 5)

Learn what it takes to become a graphic designer! Engage in the design process by developing skills in sketching, ideation and production. Learn the fundamentals of graphic design including typography, image and layout. Use the Adobe Creative Suite — InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator — to design posters, logos, packaging and other projects incorporating new skills.


Animation and Filmmaking (July 19 to July 30, 2021)

Dive into the world of filmmaking! Learn how to photo shoot and develop skills using Photoshop, iMovie, sound recording and Vyond 3D animation software. Make a storyboard, create all the characters and background settings, design an avatar and film a 3D animation. Promote the film with a custom made poster.


Camp Fees

Chinese Immersion Summer Camp – 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – $925 per session ($1,260 Session 2)

Morning Care 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – $60 ($80 Session 2)

Afternoon Care 3:00-6:00 p.m. – $140 ($190 Session 2)



Register by March 7 – $50 off each session

Register by March 31 – $25 off each session

Multiple Session Discounts – $20 off each session for two sessions ($30 off session 2), $100 off for all three sessions



Questions?  Contact Summer Camp Coordinator, Becky Qiu, at beckyq@sv.ycef.com or (650) 903 0986.


What Our Parents Say

“Great program. Full of meaningful and fun activities and staff is extremely caring!”

“All teachers and staff go an extra mile to make sure the kids are learning and having fun. We are very pleased that our child is learning about Chinese culture in America.”

“Thank you for everything … all the teachers are terrific! We have been coming two years in a row. My son enjoys the program very much.”

“My son had so much fun. He enjoyed all the hands-on learning and gained so much confidence in his Chinese speaking. I can’t thank you enough!”

Give your child the confidence to explore, adapt and succeed as a globally aware citizen of our world. Learn more about YCIS.