2017 Summer Camp

Chapel Hill Chinese Language and Culture School Summer Camp

A Fun and Full Immersion Chinese Culture Experience

without Leaving RTP!


Chinese New Year Celebration


Monday, June 12, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017.


Pilgrim United Church of Christ

3011 Academy Road, Durham NC 27707


9:00AM - 4:00PM (camp hours)

4:00PM - 5:30PM (extended care, optional)

Camper Age Range:

6-14 years old

*Youth Community Service Program is offered for students 15 years and older


Camp Fee: $180

Extended Care: $20 (optional)


1. Campers bring their own snacks.

2. An option of group ordering lunch from Mr. Wok will be provided. Details to come in early June.

3. Campers that are picked up late from the closing time of the camp (5:30PM) will be charged a late fee. If the parent/guardian is between 5 to 10 minutes late, a $5 fee will be charged per family. An additional $1 will be added for every minute past 10 minutes late. **Payment is due at time of late pick-up.**

Daily Schedule Example:



8:45 – 9:00

Drop Off

9:00 – 10:20

Chinese New Year Cooking Class

10:20 – 10:40

Short Break

10:40 – 12:00

Chinese Yo-Yo Workshop

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:20

Lion Dance

14:20 – 14:40

Short Break

14:40 – 16:00

Chinese Calligraphy

16:00 – 16:15

Pick Up

16:15 – 17:30

Extended Child Care (optional)

Activities Summary from 2016 Summer Camp:

Chinese New Year Cooking Class
Food is the best way to understand a culture because the food we eat is intricately intertwined with our culture. 4 significant dishes will be introduced in this camp, tangyuan (glutinous rice balls) on winter solstice, dumpling & nian gao (sticky rice cake) on Chinese New Year and yuanxiao (glutinous rice balls with filling) on Lantern Festival. 

Chinese Yo-Yo Workshop
The Chinese Yo-Yo, also called a diabolo, is the Chinese equivalent to the western yo-yo. This toy includes two sticks tied together with a string and a spool. The point of the game is to keep the spool spinning and prevent it from hitting the ground. When spun up, the spool will create a mysterious whirling sound. In this workshop, campers will learn some basic and intermediate Chinese Yo-Yo tricks with our talented instructor, Jonathan Thai.

Lion Dance
The lion dance, also called “Lion Lights”, is a form of traditional dance performed at Chinese New Year, cultural festivals, or important occasions as the Chinese believe that the lion dance can chase away evil and bad luck. During class, students will learn the steps of the lion dance, make actual props and use them to personally experience lion dancing to show the lion’s vividness.
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese calligraphy is a form of calligraphy widely practiced in China and revered in the Chinese cultural sphere, which often includes Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Registration Process:

Priority Registration begins on January 13, 2017.

Registration begins on February 1, 2017.

Fill out an online registration form here.

Download and fill out the waiver and information sheet here.

Pay fees at school hours. We accept cash and check. (Payable to: CHCLCS). Or send the check to us at:

Attn: Summer Camp

Chapel Hill Chinese Language and Culture School

23119 Umstead, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Refund Policy:

  • 100% refund if you cancel with more than 30 days in advance of program start date.

  • 15-30 days until the program start date, 75% refund.

  • Refund requests received less than 14 days prior to the start date of the program will not be granted.

  • 100% refund if the CHCLCS cancels program.

  • Refunds for medical reasons (must have written explanation from Doctor) requested prior to the start date of the program will be granted at 100%, subject to verification.

  • Non-attendance/non-participation in a program does not entitle a patron to a refund.

News Article Regarding 2016 Summer Camp

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北卡教堂山中校 辦「迷你」夏令營

世界日報記者王明心/北卡羅來納州報導/July 6, 2016

News Article Regarding 2015 CHCLCS Summer Camp

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教堂山學校夏令營 樂玩布袋戲

世界日報記者王明心/北卡羅來納州報導/July 1, 2015

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