Bring your family together for your most memorable summer yet! With Hutong School's Family Camp in China you will share unique experiences together, create special memories and see China in a way that few families have done before.
The Hutong School family camp combines the activities and learning of a classic summer camp with family time and shared experiences. In the morning, the adults will have Chinese class together and the children will have Chinese class together. Then you meet up for lunch and an afternoon of fun, cultural activities such as mahjong, calligraphy, or kung fu.
Come to China to learn Chinese, immerse yourself in Chinese culture and get familiar with China's most modern and fast-moving cities, Beijing and Shanghai. The memories and friends you make here are for life.
You start the day with your family in a modern hotel in the center of the city. After breakfast you head to Chinese class where our teachers will help you grasp Chinese in a fun and efficient way - all classes are adapted to level and learning style of the student to ensure that everyone have a good time.
Have a lunch of authentic Chinese cuisine followed by an afternoon activity such as visiting the Shanghai Old Town, old Beijing hutongs, or local markets. Transport will be included whenever necessary and some of the activities are at walking distance from our school.
Hutong School’s innovative teaching method focuses on speaking in day-to-day situations and practicing what was already learned so that you will be able to communicate during the activities and outings.
Classes are split up according to your Chinese level and into 6 students max per class. Each class is 50 minutes long followed by a 10 minute break and you will have class Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 12:00.
Regardless of whether you pick Beijing or Shanghai as the destination for your family's summer camp, we can guarantee you that there will be no shortage of things to see and explore. Both cities boast a wide variety of culture, sightseeing, parks, museums and shopping opportunities to entertain the whole family.
In Beijing: Spend a day wandering the Summer Palace or Forbidden City. Let our guide tell you all the stories from ancient China to make you really feel and understand the culture of this country. Dive in to the narrow hutongs to experience Beijing's most iconic way of life - miniature communities within the city.
In Shanghai: Visit the nearby water towns, sail up the Huangpu river and stroll along the Bund. Embrace the calm way of life in the French Concession or let the masses of people sweep you away on Nanjing Road.
In both: Become a local by mastering traditional arts such as Tai Chi, Mahjong and bargaining at markets with our knowledgeable staff guiding you.
You will be staying in a modern hotel in the center of the city. Breakfast and transportation are included in the price, as are the meals in official program. Transport includes transfer to and from the airports and on all excursions.
· June 17th - June 30th
· July 15th - July 29th
· August 12th - August 25th
* If the above dates do not suit you, please contact us and we will propose a tailored solution for you and your family.
To apply for the family camp, select Summer Camp on the application page and put the name of the child/children you wish to sign up with you. You can also mention your preferred city and any other comments you would like us to know before we sign you up.
To participate in the family camp, you must sign up minimum one adult and one child together (but more family members are of course very welcome).
· For family groups of 3 people or more we offer a discount of 10% for each participant
· City transport during the stay and transfer to and from the airport in China
· Accommodation in a shared double room with the child/children you sign up with
· Breakfast every day
· Free entrance to museums and other places of interest
· Chinese classes (30 group hours or 20 private classes, depending on group availability and level)
· Activities organized by the school
· Organizational support and interpreter during the whole stay
· Medical insurance