In Chinese, Gong Fu (功夫) doesn’t only mean Kung Fu, it also means SKILLS and TALENTS. Do you want your children to learn some real Gong Fu? Enroll them in the Become a Gong Fu Panda – 2020 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp, offered by the Center for Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas. This three-week camp for children 6-15 years old will not only build Chinese language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also develop the specific talents in Kung Fu, Calligraphy, Ink and Water Painting, Tai Chi Fan, folk dances, Chinese Yo-yo, crafts and Jumping Ropes. Daily immersion language classes that includes reading Chinese classics such as Three Character Classic and Tang Poems, telling stories, singing songs and tongue twisters enables campers to master the language quickly. Inspiring and hands-on classes bring authentic cultural experiences and enable them to develop talents while having fun!
Camp Cost: Cost: $250/one week $450/two weeks $650/three weeks
Camp cost includes a camp shirt (additional shirts are available for purchase), pizza lunch on Friday (campers must bring their own lunch from Monday to Thursday), materials for calligraphy, painting, crafts and Tai Chi Fan. Discount has already been applied if registering for two or three weeks. For sibling registration discount please contact the camp director. Campers can enroll in one to three weeks, but enrolling in three weeks is highly recommended since the content of each week is different and progressive. Three weeks provides an integral and full program.
Registration: Registration deadline is June 1. Spots are limited (maximum 20 campers for each class) and filled up very quickly. Please register as early as possible to secure the spot. Register for Gong Fu Panda. Each registration, payment and all required forms must be submitted and processed through the camp’s online registration system. Parents can log back into the system to edit or change their registration information any time before June 1.
|8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Check-in/morning exercise|
|9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.||Kung Fu/Table Tennis/Chinese Yo-yo|
|11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||Chinese language|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch and recess|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.||Chinese Calligraphy/painting|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Tai Chi Fan/Folk Dance/Jumping Ropes|
|3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Crafts (paper cutting, Chinese Knots…)|
|4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Check-out|
|(Schedules are different for different age groups and may be adjusted based on groups and language skills)|