Bring your family together this summer for your most memorable one yet. With Hutong School's Family Camp in China, you'll share unique experiences, create lifelong family memories and and explore China in a way that few other family have done before.
Our Family Camp combines the activities and learning of a traditional summer camp with shared family experiences.
Join us in China and learn Mandarin, immerse yourself in Chinese culture and get to know one of China's two most modern and vibrant cities; Beijing or Shanghai.
Start your day with breakfast in a centrally located modern hotel, before coming to Hutong School to learn Chinese with our teachers, who will teach you in a fun and effective way. After class, you'll eat an authentic Chinese lunch and participate in activities, such as exploring Shanghai's old town, Beijing's ancient Hutongs, or local markets. Most of our activities take place near our school, but if we need to travel a bit further, we provide transport to take you there.
Our innovative teaching method focuses on speaking in day-to-day situations, so that you can practice what you learned in class during the activities and trips!
Classes are split up according to student's Chinese level, with a maximum of 6 students per class. Classes run from Monday to Friday 09:00-12:00 and are divided into three 50 minute lessons with a 10-minute break in between.
Whether you choose Beijing or Shanghai as the destination for your family camp, we can assure you that there will be no shortage of things to see and do. Both cities boast a huge range of cultural sites, parks, museums and shopping centres to entertain the whole family.
In Beijing : Spend a day wandering around the Summer Palace or the Forbidden City! Let our guide tell you stories from ancient China to make you really feel and understand the culture of this incredible country. Dive into 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 in 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 well as the meals in the official program. Transport includes transfer to and from the airports and on all the excursions.
· June 17th - June 30th
· July 15th - July 29th
· August 12th - August 25th
* If the above dates do not suit you, please contact us using the form below, 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 enter 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).
· 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 lessons, depending on group availability and level)
· Activities organized by the school
· Organizational support and interpreter during the whole stay
· Medical insurance