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2017 CI-MSU Chinese Summer Camp

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Language and Culture Summer Camp

CI-MSU Language and Culture Summer Camps offer three weeks of Chinese language activities to K-12 students in the greater Lansing area. This non-profit summer camp is for children and teens who are interested in learning Chinese language, practicing Chinese art and handicrafts, experiencing Chinese culture and tradition and making friends from different cultural backgrounds. No previous exposure to the Chinese language is necessary. Through the camps, students increase their multicultural competence by engaging in interactive, fun, and educational activities provided by professional camp teachers. We offer three weeks of camp at different levels: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12th grade. Students are grouped with each other based upon previous Chinese experience. During the camps, students have the opportunity to engage in diverse activities and use specialized learning materials which are tailored for each level of group.

Camp Teachers

Our summer camp is run in concert with the MSU College of Education. All of our camp teachers are enrolled in the Chinese Teacher Certification program and take graduate level courses as part of their summer camp work. During their courses at MSU, camp instructors work with professors to learn about best-practice methods to teach Chinese as a foreign language.

This summer, we will have a group of 12 teachers from diverse backgrounds, including native Chinese individuals, and people who immigrated to the U.S. from China many years ago. All teachers are fluent in both English and Chinese, experienced in teaching and passionate in providing students a wonderful experience!

Engaging Camp Activities

  • K-5 group:
    Students will learn useful Chinese expressions and characters; create interesting Chinese crafts such as paper cutting and origami; learn Chinese songs, dances, games and listen to Chinese folklore.
  • 6-8 group & 9-12 group:
    Students will spend their time learning Chinese language and writing characters; participate in hands-on art and cultural activities (calligraphy, traditional opera, handicrafts, etc.); engage in traditional sport, have discussions over cross-cultural differences and explore China.

Wonderful Experience and Great Feedback

A mother of a six-year old camper said with smile: “I can tell that she really enjoys the experience in the summer camp. She was excited to go to the camp everyday and proud that she was learning Chinese. It has been a few months since the summer camp, but she is still practicing the language. As a mother, I am happy that my child had this interesting experience and became more aware about the Chinese culture.”

We look forward to camps this coming summer in 2016. We hope to run even better camps this year, and are always looking for ways to improve what we do.

Nut-Free Camp

CI-MSU Chinese summer camp is a nut-free camp. No snacks containing peanuts or tree nuts are allowed to be brought to the camp. Also, food that has been processed in the same facility with nuts is not permitted. Please adhere to these guidances to protect our campers from dangerous situations.

For safe snacks free of nuts, please go to the following website:




Registration is CLOSED for 2017 summer camp.
Start registration process by clicking on the following links; you can register up to 3 children at the same time if they attend the same amount of week(s). Your registration process is not complete until you successfully paid for the camp.

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The deadline for camp registration will be July 3, 2017.
The deadline for camp t-shirt registration is
June 19, 2017 after that size is first come first serve.

  • Camp Handbook:
  • Link to 2017 Camp Handbook

    In accordance to university requirements for youth programs, we compiled a handbook for the Chinese language and culture summer camp.

    Please review the booklet and fill up the forms in order for your child to be able to attend summer camp. (Forms can also be found at the bottom of the page). If you have any questions or concerns about the handbook, please contact us.

  • Age Qualification:
    We accept all children who are enrolling in grade K-12 this coming
    For example: Nina is five years old and she is in pre-school now; she is going to attend kindergarten this fall semester, she is qualified to attend this year’s summer camp.
  • :
    Pattengill Middle School
    626 Marshall St, Lansing, MI 48912
  • Dates and times for 2017:
    Time 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Week 1: July 10-13
    Week 2: July 17-20
    Week 3 : July 24-27

  • Cost:
    One session: $75
    Two sessions: $140
    Three sessions: $140 (the 3rd week is FREE!)


Kate Chen

CI-MSU Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp
620 Farm Lane Room 253
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-3778

Summer Camp Forms:

Please read, print, sign and return the following forms by e-mail, fax or mail to CI-MSU.
Parents need to finish and return these forms in order for your child to attend summer camp.

Phone number: 517-355-3801
Fax number: 517-432-4797
Address: CI-MSU, 620 Farm Lane, Room 253, East Lansing, MI 48824

Medical and Media Form (Required)

Code of Conduct Form (Required)