Our campers will don their backpacks, step into our time machine, and off they will go on this magical classroom adventure! Each 2-week session allows campers the opportunity to explore a major Dynasty of China in depth–including its art, music, geography, dress, architecture, and dance. Instruction is 100% in Mandarin Chinese. Experienced, native speaking teachers use non-verbal cues to guide campers of all levels as they acquire language skills and become global historians.

HWIS Immersion Summer Camps are not only language immersion, but cultural immersion as well. Campers will have a blast as they engage in hands-on, multicultural activities aligned to the introduction and strengthening of the Mandarin language.  At the end of each session, campers will take home a portfolio of all of their amazing projects!

Each day, campers will participate in fun outdoor activities in the adjacent park, including Olympic-themed sports and games! In addition, campers ages 7 & up will have the opportunity to go on field trips to various New York City museums, parks and performances.

Register Online or fill out the PDF 2016 NYC Summer Camp Application.

A classroom adventure to the Mandarin-speaking world!

Art • Geography • Architecture • Cooking • Music • Dance • Outdoor Fun

 2016 Sessions
Session 1
June 27 - July 8*
*No classes July 4
Journey to the Qin Dynasty
During this session, campers may construct the Qin emperor's palace, make traditional Qin clothing, and sing along to the beautiful sounds of the guzheng instrument!
Session 2
July 11 - July 22
Journey to the Han Dynasty
During this session, campers may create traditional clothing, cook delicious rice patties, and compete in games played during the Han Dynasty!
Session 3
July 25 - August 5
Journey to the Tang Dynasty
During this session, campers may perform a traditional shadow puppet show, learn the magical story of the Monkey King, and create folding fans to keep cool on hot summer days!

“My daughter has attended [HudsonWay Immersion School] summer camp from 5yo-7yo. She loves the camp’s arts and crafts, field trips, making dumplings, clay sculptures, Chinese brush painting, Chinese jump rope, and many other creative activities. The teachers were amazing too. Her Chinese improved dramatically by the end of every week there. I was so thrilled that she was learning Mandarin and Chinese culture in a super fun environment.”
– Nancy G.
“My son attended HWIS Summer Camp last summer for 2 weeks. He loved his time there. The teachers are very engaging and caring. He came home singing whole songs that he learned in one week. We would recommend this camp.
– Parent

• Ages 2.5-12 (grouped by age and/or language level)

• Choose from any of the three 2-week sessions

• 100% in Mandarin Chinese (all language levels welcome)

• Half Day: 9am-12pm (ages 2.5-3.5), $880 (*$790 June 27-July 8)

• Full Day: 9am-3pm (ages 2.5-12), $1480 (*$1330 June 27-July 8)

• Extended care available from 3:00-5:00pm for $160 per 2-week session. Extended care online registration is separate from Summer Camp online registration. Register for Summer Extended Care online

To learn more, please contact program coordinator Eva Zhu or call 212-787-8088.


Register Online or fill out the PDF 
2016 NYC Summer Camp Application.


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