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Summer Camps 2024

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Summer Camps!

普通话夏令营 / 廣東話夏令營
Explore Chinese Culture and
Level Up Your Language Skills

Join our Mandarin & Cantonese

  • Fully bilingual Camp staff

  • Low ratios (1:5)

  • Fun, engaging, & practical themes

  • Advanced camp programs available

  • Cantonese or Mandarin streams

  • Midtown Toronto and Markham

  • Save with our Early-Bird Discount

About our Summer Camp

NEW THIS YEAR - Camps in Midtown & Markham with BOTH

Mandarin and Cantonese options!

 

We are excited to announce our in-person Summer Camp programs at our Midtown Toronto & Markham locations! Panda Mandarin Camps make learning Mandarin & Cantonese fun and experiential for children ages 4 and up. Campers will be taught in an bilingual Mandarin/English or Cantonese/English language environment depending on their skill level. Advanced students can expect a more immersive experience compared to beginner/novice students.

For beginner to intermediate campers, our camps are theme-based and children will learn with their peers in Mandarin or Cantonese at the same time in a fun & engaging way. 

 

For advanced campers (those who can speak & understand fluently and are at least 7 years old), we are offering a challenging, yet fun, Reading & Writing program along with a new Storytelling & Acting component where they will really get to be creative with their composition and presentation skills. If they sign up for all four weeks (either July or August), they will really get to hone all of their language skills.

Campers will spend time with their fellow campers through indoor and outdoor activities (eg, music, drama, art, games, dance), as well as daily excursions to parks and other locations around the neighbourhood (weather permitting).

What your child can expect at our camps

  • Warm and caring staff who are well trained (including First Aid)

  • Bilingual English/Mandarin and English/Cantonese speaking Camp Leaders

  • Low ratios of staff to campers (1:5)

  • 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 Chinese/English spoken that helps challenge a camper, but without turning them off from the language - for beginners or novices, this means Chinese & English. For advanced/fluent students, predominantly Chinese will be used

See our Previous Summer Camps

Check out our previous Summer Camps!

Locations

Location 1 - Midtown Toronto

Our Midtown camps run at our centre located at 3217 Yonge St. in the Yonge & Lawrence area, easily accessible via transit & car for those coming from North York, Central Toronto, and Downtown. We may also augment the camp experience through local outdoor play spaces and indoor gym space for inclement weather.

Mandarin (4+ yo)

Beginner to Intermediate

Jul 2-5 - Music & Dance

Jul 8-12 - Art & Symbols
Jul 15-19 - Travel to China
Jul 22-26 - Eat in China
Jul 29-Aug 2 - STEM
Aug 6-9 - Inventions

Aug 12-16 - Storytelling

Aug 19-23 - Acting

Cantonese (4+ yo)

Beginner to Intermediate

Jul 2-5 - Music & Dance

Jul 8-12 - Art & Symbols
Jul 15-19 - Travel to HK

Jul 22-26 - Chinese Legends
Jul 29-Aug 2 - Chinese Games
Aug 6-9 - Inventions

Aug 12-16 - Storytelling

Aug 19-23 - Acting

Mandarin &

Cantonese (7+ yo) Advanced

Jul 2-5 - Reading & Writing

Jul 8-12 - Reading & Writing
Jul 15-19 - Storytelling
Jul 22-26 - Acting
Jul 29-Aug 2 -
Reading & Writing
Aug 6-9 - Reading & Writing

Aug 12-16 - Storytelling

Aug 19-23 - Acting

Location 2 - Markham

NEW this year! We continue our partnership with 105 Gibson Centre to offer our exciting camps in Markham. Conveniently located at Warden & Steeles Avenues, this is a central and easily accessible location to families in Markham, North York, Richmond Hill, and Scarborough. Part of the camp experience at 105 Gibson Centre will include indoor gym time with recreational instructors from 105 Gibson Centre.

Mandarin (4+ yo)

Beginner to Intermediate

Jul 2-5 - Music & Dance

Jul 8-12 - Art & Symbols
Jul 15-19 - Travel to China
Jul 22-26 - Chinese Legends

Jul 29-Aug 2 - Chinese Games
Aug 6-9 - Inventions

Aug 12-16 - Storytelling

Aug 19-23 - Acting

Cantonese (4+ yo)

Beginner to Intermediate

Jul 2-5 - Music & Dance

Jul 8-12 - Art & Symbols
Jul 15-19 - Travel to HK

Jul 22-26 - Chinese Legends
Jul 29-Aug 2 - Chinese Games
Aug 6-9 - Inventions

Aug 12-16 - Storytelling

Aug 19-23 - Acting

Mandarin &

Cantonese (7+ yo) Advanced

Jul 2-5 - Reading & Writing

Jul 8-12 - Reading & Writing
Jul 15-19 - Storytelling
Jul 22-26 - Acting
Jul 29-Aug 2 -
Reading & Writing
Aug 6-9 - Reading & Writing

Aug 12-16 - Storytelling

Aug 19-23 - Acting

Theme Details

Check out our exciting Summer Camp themes!

Art & Symbols Camp Week

Chinese Art & Symbols

Discover the beauty and influence of Chinese art as well as the importance of symbols from Chinese culture.

Chinese Music & Dance

Discover the beauty & cultural significance of traditional Chinese Instruments, Music, and Dance. For Midtown, we will be exploring modern Chinese Music!

Music & Dance Summer Camp Week
Travel to China and Hong Kong Summer Camp Week

Travel to China/Travel to Hong Kong

Learn about the amazing sites and sounds of China (Mandarin Camp) and Hong Kong (Cantonese Camp).

Chinese Legends

Learn about famous legends & stories in Chinese culture including the Monkey King, Mulan, and more!

Chinese Legends Summer Camp Week
Inventions Summer Camp Week

Inventions

Have fun discovering important inventions from East and West, including the four famous Chinese inventions - paper, gun powder, the compass, and printing press.

Chinese Games

Get introduced to traditional Chinese toys & games such as Chess (象棋), Airplane Game (飞行棋), hackysack (毽子) and more!

Chinese Games Summer Camp Week
STEM Summer Camp Week

STEM

For our Midtown Mandarin Camp, STEM returns this summer with new and exciting experiments with related vocabulary and phrases for kids to learn about!

Chinese Cuisine

For our Midtown Mandarin Camp, learn about the diverse culture and cuisine that makes up the gastronomical map of China!

Chinese Cuisine Summer Camp Week
Storytelling & Acting Summer Camp Week

Storytelling & Acting Themes

For our fun-based and advanced camps, kids will create their own stories to share and plays they can act out. In the end of each week, they will get to share them with their families!

Reading & Writing Weeks

For our advanced Mandarin and Cantonese camp, kids will really hone their reading and writing skills and if they join our Storytelling & Acting weeks, they will get to really take their Chinese to the next level!

Reading & Writing Summer Camp Week
Fees & Discounts

Summer Camp Fees & Discounts

 

For Summer Camp, you can book by individual weeks. 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.

Until April 30th, save 10% off with our Early Bird Discount. We also offer a Sibling Discount of 5% that applies for each subsequent camper. Other discounts cannot be combined.

Early Bird Discount Until April 30, 2024

Save $40!
$399

per 5-day week

Regular Price From April 30, 2024

Only

$439

per 5-day week

Age & Skill

Age & Skill Levels

Our camp is designed for 4+ year olds. We tailor and group activities by age and skill so your child will have consistent exposure to Mandarin/Cantonese appropriate to their level. We may also group children by the following ages where appropriate and enrolment allows - 6 years old and under, over 6 years old, and over 10 years old.

For language skill level, our fun-based camp is great for beginners to intermediate where teachers will use as much Mandarin and Cantonese as possible so that students can understand but still be challenged.

For advanced campers (those who can speak & understand fluently and are at least 7 years old), we are offering a challenging, yet fun, Reading & Writing program along with new Storytelling & Acting themes. 

What to Bring

Campers should bring:

  • a refillable water bottle

  • peanut free snack for morning & afternoon

  • a lunch in reusable containers

  • a pair of indoor shoes

  • suitable clothing/products for outdoor time (ie, sunscreen & hat)

  • any medication that may be required in a labelled Ziploc bag (ie, EPIPEN, inhaler, etc.)

Dates & Times

Full-Day Program: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Before/After Care: 8:00 to 9:00am/4:00 to 6:00pm (Note: Before Care is not available in Markham)

Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up

Early Drop-off and Late Pick-up are available for families who require extra child-care. Note: Early Drop-off is only available at our Midtown location.

  • We offer Early Drop-off from 8:00am to 9:00am for $60+HST/week ($48+HST for 4-day weeks).

  • We offer Late Pick-up from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for $120+HST/week ($96+HST for 4-day weeks).

A Typical Daily Schedule

Below is a sample. It is subject to change, depending on a group's age/skill level.

Dates & Schedule

Morning

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Early Drop-off

8:45 am - 9:00 am - Regular Drop-off

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Settling in & Morning Warm Up

9:30 am - 11:00 am - Daily Theme Lesson & First Activity

11:00 am - 11:15 am - Washroom & Snack

11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Outdoor Time

Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch + Free Time

Afternoon

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Story + Meditation Time

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Daily Theme Second Activity

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Washroom & Snack

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm - Speaking & Writing practice

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Get ready to go back home

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Regular Pick-up

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Late Pick-up

Health & Safety Information

For 2024, we expect things to operate mostly like pre-pandemic times with a few enhancements:

  • 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.

  • Children, caregivers, and staff should stay home for at least 24 hours if they show ONE or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Fever (37.8˚ C or higher) and/or chills

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

  • Decreased or loss of taste or smell

 

  • Children, caregivers, and staff should stay home if they show TWO or more of the following symptoms: 

 

  • Runny nose or nasal congestion

  • Cough

  • Headache

  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness

  • Sore throat

  • Muscle aches or joint pain

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (such as vomiting or diarrhea)

Note: there are no refunds or credits given for missed classes/missed camps.

Health & Safety
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