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Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
info@shurenschool.org
510-841-8899
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA
Shu Ren International School
Berkeley, CA
Mandarin-English Immersion
Pre-K to 8th Grade
An IB World School
Berkeley, CA

Shu Ren Summer Camp 2017

Who Is It For? Children who are interested in learning Mandarin language skills through fun, immersion-based activities and hands-on field trips. No prior Mandarin skills are needed.

Pre-K Mandarin Immersion Camp: Ages 2-5

School-Age Language and Cultural Exchange Camp: Ages 5-13 (may be divided into smaller groups depending on the number of students registered). There may be opportunities to interact with students from China as part of a mutual cultural exchange.

When? The camp will be held in four two-week sessions between June 26 – August 18.

  • Session 1: June 26 – July 7 (No camp on July 4)
  • Session 2: July 10 – July 21
  • Session 3: July 24 – August 4
  • Session 4: Aug 7 – Aug 18

Camp runs from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, with morning care and aftercare available from 7:30am to 6:00 pm for an additional charge. Pre-K students may register for a single week rather than a two-week session.

Where?

    • Pre-K Camp: Shu Ren’s Pre-Primary campus, at 1333 University Avenue in Berkeley.
    • School Age Camp: Shu Ren’s Elementary and Middle School campus, at 2125 Jefferson Avenue in Berkeley.

Schedule/Activities:
Students will use inquiry-based learning to explore each session’s theme, develop their Mandarin skills and engage in exciting, hands-on activities. For School-Aged Camp, each session will incorporate at least one field trip.
Details of the planned curriculum for each session of the School-Aged camp and the Pre-K camp are available soon. (Curriculum is subject to change.)

PreK Sessions by Theme:

Session 1: Chinese Music and Art

The children will:

  • Learn Mandarin Chinese through fun and exciting Chinese songs, playing musical games and percussion instruments.
  • Learn the Chinese Chopsticks Dance and about Chinese culture and the use of chopsticks.
  • Have hands-on creative art experience through using a variety of art visual materials such as painting, clay, and drafts.
  • Participate in an experiential learning activity with a Chinese Dance School.

Session 2: Playing colors

The children will:

  • Learn different colors’ names in Chinese through color based activities.
  • Explore how colors change when two primary colors are mixed.
  • Create art work with paint, markers, Chinese paint, water dye, and crayons.
  • Use food coloring to tie-dye a piece of fabric.

Session 3: Animals and Humans

The children will:

  • Identify animals that live in forests, deserts, oceans, ponds, and said animals’ needs.
  • Understand the relationship between humans and pets; develop an appreciation and understanding for animals and habitat conservation.
  • Enjoy a live animal presentation and participate in the Zoo/Zoo Mobile visit.
  • Use hand prints to make an animal T-shirt.

Session 4: Water and Sand

The children will:

  • Practice motor skills as they fill and empty containers through playing with  water, toy dishes, plastic cups and containers, spray bottles, plastic dolls, food coloring, funnels and other materials.
  • To make and test predictions about sinking and floating and then classify objects according to whether they sink or float through the experiments.
  • Bobble activity: Provide children with bubble blowing devices, such as straws, plastic bottles. Children will observe different-sized bubbles with each tool they use.
  • Provide a large container of sand and provide children with buckets, wheels, saltshakers, shovels, rolling pins, stamps, plastic forks and funnels. Children can listen to the sand as it pours through a funnel.
  • Make sand castles or different designs in the sand.

K-8 Sessions by Theme:

Session 1: Science and Education

Campers will learn English through the lens of scientific inquiry, beginning with the solar system.  We will visit the Chabot Space & Science Center to learn about our Earth in the context of other planets and the sun.  Campers will complete an in-depth guided research project using a computer to become an expert on a single planet and present these findings to others and will also participate in a collaborative project to recreate the solar system.  During the second week, campers will discover how experiments allow us to discover the world around us.  We will visit the Exploratorium in San Francisco to understand how to use tools and experiences to conduct experiments.  The campers will design individual and group experiments based on individual interests.  The culminating experience will be for the campers to participate in a Science Fair presenting all their work.

Session 2: American Arts

The session will begin with a visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to discover work by 20th century and present-day artists.  Campers will reflect and create their own pieces inspired by their visit. In order to introduce the vast range of American music, campers will have the chance to learn a song to perform individually or in groups, karaoke-style.  During the second week, campers will visit the de Young Museum in San Francisco, one of the world’s best fine arts collections.  Facilitated group discussions will focus on specific terminology related to art.  For their final project, campers will create a charcoal drawing which will be included in an art gallery showcasing the creations from throughout the session.

Session 3: Play ball – Sports in America

Throughout this session, campers will discover the fascinating world of American sports. During the first week, campers will learn about the beginnings of American football and basketball including famous teams from throughout each sport’s history. We will also visit Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers football team. Of course there will be opportunities for the campers to learn to play these sports as well!  Our focus during the second week will shift to baseball, softball, and ice hockey. We will take a field trip to see the San Francisco Giants play a professional major league baseball game.  For all sports during these two weeks, campers will learn about how athletes care for their bodies in order to succeed while preventing injuries.

Session 4: Food and Diet

This session will allow campers to discover the breadth of American cuisine through hands-on examples.  We will begin with a visit to Ardenwood Historic Farm to learn about agriculture in America dating back to 1900 and to see their active produce fields.  Facilitated group discussions will help campers learn about what it means to have a balanced, healthy diet.  A trip to Berkeley Bowl, an independent grocery in the area renowned for its produce section, will inspire the campers to follow recipes including for vegetable pasta, pizza, and hamburgers.  These projects will also teach campers about the standard measuring system used in America.  Food planning and preparation will lead campers to create food diaries reflecting their understanding.  Campers will visit Slide Ranch to learn about harvesting produce, collecting eggs from chickens, milking goats, and using ingredients to create fresh meals.  The final project will be a food feast enjoyed by all!

Camp Fee:

  • PreK: $400 per week and $800 per two week session (8:30am – 3pm), Week of July 3rd – July 7th: $320

Extended Care Fee: $75 per week (7:30am – 8:30am, 3pm – 6pm)  for all weeks except for the week of July 3 – 7, which is $60.
Drop-in Extended Care: $14/hour (billed after usage)
Late Pick up Fee (after 6pm): $5/minute (billed after usage)

  • K-G8: Session 1, $900/session (8:30am – 3pm); Session 2 to 4, $1,000/session (8:30am – 3pm)

Extended Care Fee: $75 per week (7:30am – 8:30am, 3pm – 6pm)  for all weeks except for the week of July 3 – 7, which is $60.
Drop-in Extended Care: $14/hour (billed after usage)
Late Pick up Fee (after 6pm): $5/minute (billed after usage)

Note: We will also require some parent chaperones to accompany the students on the field trips.

PLEASE REGISTER USING THE LINK BELOW and we will email your invoice shortly.

Pre-K Camp Registration
School-Age Language and Cultural Exchange Camp Registration