Summer Camps 2023
Join our Bilingual Mandarin/English Summer Camps!
We are excited to announce our in-person Summer Camp programs at our Midtown Toronto location! Panda Mandarin Camps make learning Mandarin fun and experiential for children aged 4 and up. Campers will be taught in a bilingual Mandarin & English language environment while spending time with their peers through indoor and outdoor activities (eg, music, drama, art, games, dance), as well as mini excursions to parks and other locations around the neighbourhood (weather permitting). Our camps are theme-based and children will learn with their peers in Mandarin at the same time.
What your child can expect at our camps
Warm and caring staff who are well trained (including First Aid)
Bilingual English/Mandarin speaking Camp Leaders
Low ratios of staff to campers (1:4)
Staff who create a fun and engaging atmosphere
A clean and safe environment to learn and play
An inclusive and open-minded team that respects each individual child
Staff that are approachable and welcoming
An appropriate amount of Mandarin/English spoken that helps challenge a camper, but without turning them off from the language - for beginners or novices, this means Mandarin & English. For advanced/fluent students, predominantly Mandarin will be used
Check out our previous in-person camps!
Note: our camps will adhere to local health & safety regulations as required.
Our camps run at our centre located at 3217 Yonge St. in the Yonge & Lawrence area, easily accessible via transit & car. This location is exclusively Panda Mandarin's space with a fully updated interior and HVAC system to ensure a clean & bright space. We may also augment the camp experience through local outdoor play spaces and indoor gym space for inclement weather.
Age & Skill Levels
Our camp is designed for 4-12 year olds. We tailor and group activities by age and skill so your child will have consistent exposure to Mandarin appropriate to their level. We may also group children by the following ages where appropriate - 4-5 years, 6-8 years, 9 years and older. For language skill level, we divide students into beginner/intermediate/advanced, and for each level, teachers will use as much Mandarin as possible so that students can understand but still be challenged.
Dates & Times
Full-Day Program: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Before/After Care: 8:00 - 9:00am / 4:00 - 6:00pm (Summer Camp only)
Summer Camp Part 1
July 4-Aug 11, 2023
Chinese Culture Combo
Week 1 - Jul 4-7 - Chinese Art & Symbols
Week 2 - Jul 10-14 - Chinese Music & Dance
Week 3 - Jul 17-21 - Chinese History
Week 4 - Jul 24-28 - Chinese Legends
Week 5 - Jul 31-Aug 4 - Chinese Inventions
Week 6 - Aug 8-11 - Chinese Games
Summer Camp Part 2
Aug 14-25, 2023
Reading & Writing Power Pack
Week 7 - Aug 14-18 - Reading & Writing Bootcamp
Week 8 - Aug 21-25 - Reading & Writing Bootcamp
Summer Camp Fees & Discounts
For Summer Camp, you can book by individual weeks or by theme (Chinese Culture Combo or Reading & Writing Power Pack) for greater savings. While some themes will be familiar to those campers who were with us last summer, there will be a lot of new and fun activities, no matter which week you join. Themes are subject to change without notice.
Also new for this year are the Reading & Writing Bootcamp weeks at the end of August, focused on helping those 6 years and older to level-up their reading & writing with a more intensive "bootcamp" while still keeping things fun!
We offer a Sibling Discount of 5% that applies for each subsequent camper. Lunar New Year, Early-Bird, and Sibling discounts can be combined. Other discounts cannot be combined.
Regular Price From March 1, 2023
Chinese Culture Combo
Reading & Writing Pack
Summer Camp Super Combo
Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up (Summer Camp Only)
Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up are available for families who require extra child-care.
We offer Early Drop-off from 8:00am to 9:00am for $55+HST/week ($44+HST for 4-day weeks.
We offer Late Pick-up from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for $110+HST/week ($88+HST for 4-day weeks).
If you would like both options, book both for the same week and save $15/week - $150+HST/week ($120+HST for 4-day weeks).
For 2023, we expect things to operate mostly like pre-pandemic times with a few enhancements:
Our location is entire managed by Panda Mandarin and not shared with any other providers.
We have a modern HVAC system to ensure clean air is circulated, along with the use of multiple air purifiers.
Hand sanitizers and wipes are used in the space to ensure a clean and safe environment.
Our location is mask-friendly so those that choose to use masks are welcome to do so.
Note: if your child is ill, please do not come to camp until their symptoms have cleared for 24 hours. We will follow local public health guidelines and continually revisit our procedures based on how the health situation evolves.