The following list was compiled by Friends of Mandarin Scholars as a resource for families looking to support their children’s Mandarin learning. Please check with the specific camp provider for more information, as details may change after the compilation was put together. FMS does not endorse any of these programs and is not responsible for errors in the program details compiled below. Thanks to our friends at Jinshan Mandarin Education Council for sharing their resource list for SF Mandarin Summer Camp options. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments/corrections. Thank you!
|Location & Grade Level||Contact Info||After School or Weekend Programs||Summer Camp Options|
|Footsteps Child Care|
Admin office: 374 El Camino Real, Belmont
Programs at Nesbit Elementary, Cipriani Elementary, Redwood Shores Elementary, Barrett Community Center, and Ralston Middle School in Belmont Redwood Shores School District
Phone: (650) 610-0715
|Mandarin, PE, and Art classes are offered at preschool and after-school programs offered by Footsteps Child Care at Nesbit Elementary, Cipriani Elementary, Redwood Shores Elementary, Barrett Community Center, and Ralston Middle School.||Half-Day (9am-12noon), with before and after-school extended care options available. Must enroll in all 4 weeks to participate.
The Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp is offered in partnership with Multilingual Kids. It is located at Cipriani Elementary School (2525 Buena Vista Avenue, Belmont, CA), K-5 children are grouped by age and in some cases, by proficiency. A credentialed, experienced Immersion Teacher and a native speaker child care staff member teach each class. Enrollment is limited to approximately 20 students per class. All class materials are supplied in addition to a healthy snack.
|Peninsula: Belmont||Hanlin Academy|
248 Harbor Blvd, Belmont
|K-5 After-school program until 6pm M-F.|
School pick-up available for BRSSD schools.
Saturday Classes for Beginners & Toddlers from 9am-12:15pm
One-on-one tutoring also available.
|Half-Day & Full-day options available.
Summer camps are located at 248 Harbor Blvd, Suite B, Belmont CA 94002
|Peninsula: Belmont K-5||Universe of Colors / Playgroups Unlimited |
|Limited availability of Mandarin options – please check with UOC.||Mandarin option is Half-Day only at Ralston Middle School
|Peninsula: Burlingame||Genius Learning|
700 Peninsula Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
|Summer camp offered for College Park Elementary School students
See website for details
|Peninsula: Milbrae K-5||Intelligent Learning: Home of the smart kids!|
P.O. Box 442
Millbrae, CA 94030
|K-5 after-school enrichment program includes both Mandarin & English. |
Note: There are many College Park Elementary School students who attend this program.
Kindergarten: Monday - Friday: 12pm-6pm
Grade 1-6: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 3pm-6pm Wed: 2pm-6pm
|Full day from 8am-6pm or Half-Day from 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm.
Designed with your children in mind, we are offering a quality summer program at an affordable rate. Your child will have fun learning Chinese, Chinese Culture, Math, English, and Science! Full day and half day options are available.
Registration Fee $100.00
Full Day: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm $280.00/week
AM Class: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm $200.00/week
PM Class: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm $200.00/week
*Week of July 4th: $225.00/week AM/PM class $160.00/week
|Peninsula: San Mateo||Challenge School|
1661 Fashion Island Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94404
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 6:15pm|
Grade 1-6: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 2:30pm - 6:15pm Wed: 11:30am - 6:15pm
Chinese, English, Math, Homework, & Tutoring
|The program includes:
• Math and English in the morning
• Chinese Immersion in the afternoon (Chinese Chess, Chinese Speech, Cultural teaching)
• Field trip every week (Entering K-2 is every Tue, Entering 3-8 is every Fri)
• Fun theme every week
Price ranges from $240 to $270 a week, and includes a field trip per week as well as 2 snacks a day.
|Peninsula: San Mateo & Various cities - Pre-K-5||I-Immersion / Ni Hao! |
Pre-K-5 program @ 616A N. Claremont Drive, SM
Email Vivian Yang: email@example.com
Other Mandarin programs also available in Half Moon Bay, Los Altos Hills, Pacifica, San Jose, and San Francisco. See website for more information.
|14 students maximum at N. Claremont Drive site, with van option from College Park Elementary School.||Please call for updated information.|
|Peninsula: San Mateo||Shaolin Culture Center|
2322 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA. 94403
|Enrollment is limited with transportation option from College Park Elementary School and schools in San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Foster City, & Burlingame through S.M.A.S.P.|
After-school program includes homework assistance, Mandarin, kung fu, arts & crafts.
|Kung Fu Summer Camps offered
Early drop off available beginning at 8am. Extended care pickup until 6pm is an additional $100/week.
|Peninsula: San Mateo K-6||T&K Learning Center|
177 Bovet Road, Suite 180
San Mateo CA 94402
|K-5 after-school program includes English, Mandarin, Math & Science|
**Pick up option available from College Park Elementary School
|Please call for updated information. The following was for Summer 2014: 8:00am-6:00pm camp offered for grades K-8.
Half day class schedule for kindergarteners available from July 14 to July 25 (when Mandarin immersion summer school for incoming Kindergarteners in need of extra Mandarin exposure is offered at College Park Elementary School.
T&K will pick up students from College park at 12:00 from July 14 to July 25. Students will eat lunch at T and K. We can reheat their lunch if necessary. T&K vans will take students to the Central Park or library depending on the weather. The first class is from 3:20-4:20, followed by 15 minute break, then 2nd class from
4:35-5:35. Students must be picked up by 6:00pm.
|San Francisco K-5||AAS Mandarin and Art Summer Camp|
Summer Camp Info
Phone: (415) 297-3072
|In summer 2015, Asian Arts Studio celebrates its sixth year of partnership with the Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University. Mandarin teachers from the institute will join our dynamic summer camp staff and use their expertise to teach Mandarin character reading, writing and classic stories. Throughout the nine weeks, guests with special skills and award-winning young artists will be invited to enhance the camp experience and inspire our students.
The camp consists of 9 one-week sessions that begin June 1 and end July 31. The basic program is from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with an extended-care option that runs from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning and from 3:00 to 6:00pm.
|San Francisco K-8||Sky-Kids Mandarin Immersion Summer Camp: Unique Immersion Day Camp and Cultural Exchange Program for kids K-8th grade|
Please find out more information and to register: sky-kids.org
|Sky Kids offers camps for children in elementary school (entering grades K-5) and middle school (entering grades 6-8). English is used for course teaching but learning Mandarin is also part of each day too!|
|San Francisco Pre-K-8||Chinese American International School (CAIS)|
150 Oak Street (between Gough Street and Franklin Street) San Francisco, CA 94102
42/52 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Main Phone: 415-865-6000
|2015 Summer Camp information available by going to the website.|
|San Francisco Ages 6 & Up||Fei Tian Academy of the Arts California|
Click here for summer program information
|2015 Summer Camp information available by going to the website.|