YCIS Summer Camp

YCIS Silicon Valley Summer Camp │ 2024

Summer at YCIS offers an 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.


    • Experienced Chinese-speaking teachers and specialist subjects teachers
    • Daily outdoor P.E. and sports
    • Fun Fridays consisting of water day, field day, and pizza day in each session
    • An exhibition of the students’ work and a grand finale performance on stage at the end of each camp session
    • Unique language learning catering to all levels of Chinese language ability – from beginners to native speakers


Summer camp covers three sections:
    • Session 1: Science Dancing with Arts at YCIS Silicon Valley
    • Session 2: Literature and Multi-culture
    • Session 3: Hot Topic of the Year

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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Session 1 │ Science Dancing with Arts at YCIS Silicon Valley June 17-28, 2024

At YCIS Silicon Valley, our mission aligns with – Science and Technology – Culture and Arts – Love and Charity. With this commitment, YCIS summer camp will offer your children an unforgettable experience to navigate the excitement and complexity in a world where Science dances with Arts.

​Our inquiry-based learning program ​​inspires ​students to explore the fun and meaningful​ aspects of STEAM. Through hands-on activities,​ ​students will create, build, experiment, and ​​grasp underlying theories.​ Reading related storybooks, maintaining STEAM journals, and applying creativity ​and problem-solving skills for real-world projects​—all ​conducted In Chinese!

​Students will seek ubiquitous friction​ with invisible ​monsters, feel the elastic force on Adai’s ​new​ mattress, experience ​buoyancy​ on Aladdin’s magic carpet, listen to mountains and rivers talk, use banana peels to blow bubbles, learn the origin of Chinese characters through movable type printing, make a solar system crown and taste space food!


Session 2 │ Adventure Around the World │ July 1-12, 2024 (no camp on July 4)

Join us for an ​exciting adventure around the world, immersing in diverse countries, cultures, and unique experiences! ​Compile a list of your favorite things to bring on this trip, journal about interesting people and places you encounter, and collect souvenirs from each visited country. Explore folktales, literary masterpieces, food, fashion, music, landmarks, transportation, climates, sports, holidays, and celebrations, and learn different local languages. Capture fascinating moments, share ideas for travel brochures, and conclude the session with a multicultural celebration!

Guided by our experienced Chinese teachers, students will enhance their Chinese language skills and develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty of global diversity.


Session 3 │ Hot Topic: Dash to Olympics│ July 15-26, 2024

Welcome to a world of excitement, teamwork, and the true spirit of sportsmanship in our exhilarating Dash to the Olympics Session!

Students will explore the history and evolution of the Olympics while discovering the rich tapestry of countries participating in the Games and their diverse traditions, cuisines, and histories through Chinese study. Learn and practice competition games during daily PE time and engage in collaborative activities to build and decorate their own Olympic Village. The climax of this session is a spectacular track and field competition. Students will showcase their newfound athletic skills, build friendships, and express sportsmanship in competitions that mirror the Olympic Games. Every child becomes a champion!

Parents are warmly invited to join us for a thrilling relay race and a celebration of learning, growth, and triumph!


What does a day at camp look like?

Chinese Immersion Summer Camps — Science Dancing with Arts,  Adventure Around the World, and Dash to Olympics — 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. Chinese class & 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 Snacks & outdoor recess
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chinese cultural activities, arts & crafts, music, reading, outdoor sports, & more

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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.
We are a nut-free school—please do not provide your child foods with nuts of any type.

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

Fees, Discounts and Information 


Full Day Camp, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Session 1 (2 weeks from June 17th-28th): $1,180

Session 2 (2 weeks from July 1st-12th, except July 4th): $1,080

Session 3 (2 weeks from July 15th-26th): $1,180

Morning Care 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (optional) 

Session 1: (2 weeks): $60  

Session 2: (2 weeks, except July 4th): $54

Session 3: (2 weeks): $60

Extended Day 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (optional)

Session 1: (2 weeks):$200  

Session 2: (2 weeks, except July 4th): $180

Session 3: (2 weeks): $200

Processing Fees

Credit Card: Credit card payments will include a fee calculated at checkout.

Offline Check Payment: No additional fees. Please make a check payable to YCIS and include the camper’s name in the memo line. Mail or drop off to:

Attn: Summer Camp
310 Easy St.
Mountain View, CA 94043

The payment check must be received by the school within 15 days of registration. If the camp start date falls within this 15-day period, the check must be received prior to the camp start date to complete the camp enrollment.


Early Registration Discount:

    • Register by March 10, 2024, to receive $50 off each session

Multiple Session Discount:

    • Receive $25 off each session when you sign up for 2 sessions
      Receive $100 off when you sign up for all 3 sessions

New Family Referral Discount:

    • Both referral and referee families have to be enrolled in the camp. For each referral, will receive a $20 discount on each new family registration transaction. No limit on referrals.
    • To receive your discount: New families, please type the referring child’s name in the text box when prompted.
    • Please note: Referral discounts will be issued in August, 2024

Request Friends to be in the Same Class

It is always more fun to be with friends. You are welcome to list up to 2 friend names in the “Preferred friends to be within the same class” box. We will do our best to accommodate, but it is not guaranteed.

Additional Information/Fees

Other Fees:
A late fee of $1.00 for every 1 minute after the scheduled pick-up time will be charged. Please inform YCIS of any delays and the expected time of arrival.

Cancellation and Refunds:

    • Cancel before May 1, 2024: Each session will be refunded in full, less $150 cancellation fee
    • Cancel on or after May 1, 2024: No refunds will be issued
    • Session dates can be changed without fees before June 1, 2024, space permitting
    • No prorations for partial sessions, and no refunds for missed days for any reason
    • Offline Check Payment will receive refund checks in August, 2024


    • Please register using the grade your child is entering for the 2024/25 school year.
    • To register more than one child, complete the form for your first child, then click save camper. You can then add more campers or checkout.
    • All applicable discounts will reflect on camp prices beside the descriptions after selecting camp sessions and show on the checkout page.
    • Contact the summer camp director, Becky Qiu, at beckyq@sv.ycef.com or contact the school office at (650) 903-0986, ext. 1019, for questions.
    • All sessions are held at the YCIS TK-8 campus at 310 Easy Street, Mountain View CA, 94043.

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