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Language camps in Orange County

March 31, 2013

I post these not to frustrate those who *don’t* live in Orange County, but rather so you can see the sorts of places that tend to put together these kinds of summer camps. For those in areas where Mandarin immersion is fairly new and summer activity camps haven’t gotten started yet, this could give you a sense of the types of businesses that might run these programs. Often if you reach out to them and explain that there’s a cohort of kids coming whose parents really want real immersion activities in the summer, they’re happy to create them. Knowing that their local school will soon be producing 20 or 40 kids a year whose families want Mandarin in the summer is a big draw.

It can be very simple. For example there’s a jewelry designer in  San Francisco who happens to speak Mandarin. She created a summer program where kids get together to make jewelry and it’s all done in Mandarin.


Culture and language camps for children


A Little Dynasty Chinese School

•Ages: 4-teens

Article Tab: A Little Dynasty chinese School in Irvine offers classes for kids of all ages.
A Little Dynasty chinese School in Irvine offers classes for kids of all ages.

•9844 Research Drive, Irvine


A Little Dynasty’s summer camp is a Chinese language-immersion camp that gives campers a study-abroad experience without leaving the country.

Fondazione Italia-Italian Summer Camp

•Ages: 4-13

•Heritage Christian School, 22882 Loumont Drive, Lake Forest


Students will practice Italian language and arts, outdoor games, crafts, music, dance and cooking. Three camps by age: 4-6, 7-10 and 10-13.


Please read more here.

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