• China
    • Shanghai
    • Beijing
    • Hangzhou

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
Class Size
Small Class (1-7) Medium Class (8-15)
Age Min.
Nov 16, 2022
Jul 30, 2023
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About Program

Chinese Summer Camp provides action-packed Chinese immersion programs for kids and keens aged 7 to 17. Different camp options can include Chinese classes, cultural activities, field trips, and sports events. Camp programs are available in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and online.


That′s Mandarin is the #1 choice for Chinese learners, with more joining us annually.


A reputable and trusted school for guaranteed success since our establishment in 2005.


With Chinese Summer Camp, your child will be guaranteed to improve his or her level of Chinese.

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Program Highlights

 - Apart from engaging Chinese classes, our students will get the chance to explore their chosen city and have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture with exciting field trips and activities.
  • CAMP PROGRAMS - Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou camp programs come in a variety of packages to suit the needs of both children and their parents, including Full-time camp, Classes-only camp, Day camp, Homestay camp, and Family camp.
  • + ONLINE
 - Since 2022, Day camp is also available online. It’s a remote program that features classes, cultural activities, and virtual field trips.
Accommodation is included in Full camp program. For more details, visit our website.

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Program Reviews

4.82 Rating
based on 73 reviews
  • 5 rating 82.19%
  • 4 rating 17.81%
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  • Academics 4.7
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.9
  • Program Selection 5
  • Pre-departure Help 5
  • In-program Support 5
  • Impact on Student 5
  • Value 4.75
  • Instruction 4.7
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Value 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

Beijing 2023 Summer Camp - Kids Day Camp

Our two sons (12 and 10) participated joined the kids' summer camp in Beijing (day camp) for two weeks in July 2023. They had a great time overall. They particularly enjoyed the daily language classes (wisely scheduled in the afternoons, when it's too hot to go outside), which were challenging yet also highly rewarding. They did their homework every day with enthusiasm and plan to continue using That's Mandarin's teaching materials (books, website with many videos and helpful review exercises) for their weekly lessons back home. Thanks to the effective instruction and methods our children significantly improved their Chinese (advanced beginners) in just two weeks. They also enjoyed the culture classes in the mornings as well as the outings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Instead of visiting four museums, however, they would have liked to visit some other cultural places as well, such as temples or historical parks (or the ancient observatory at Jianguomen). A wushu class or culinary workshop would also have been a nice addition. We strongly suggest That's Mandarin to make the abovementioned online teaching materials (nihaocafe.com) available as app (for Windows, Android) as well. This would allow participants to more easily review and frequently rehearse the course materials. We warmly recommend this school and hope to come back again in the near future - possibly next year already!

  • Practical content and good textbooks
  • Helpful online course tools
  • Nice and attentive staff
  • Location is good, but a little far from Dongzhimen subway stop and not too many hotels around
  • High tuition fees (yet still competitive)
20 people found this review helpful.
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“That’s Mandarin” The Best Chinese camp!

My 9 years old daughter and 7 years old son joined the Day Camp for 4 weeks! It's all because of the experienced teachers and the wonderful coordinators that they loved Chinese so much more. We are extremely pleased with the content of the lessons. My kids are saying would like to join their camp every summer! So lovely to see that many students are saying “See you next year here”. Thank you very much again teachers for your support. You made our kids summer vacation very memorable and special one!!

17 people found this review helpful.
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Beijing Summer Camp Review

The summer camp helped me learn Chinese in a more effective way because of the learning environment they. The staff members and teachers were readily available whenever I needed or something, they also made me feel like a part of the school despite not knowing anything about Chinese culture and tradition. Even if it was my first time in China the activities and field trips were explained to me clearly and I was able to learn a lot about what it's like to live in China. It also helped me learn more about the Chinese language which I now look forward to learning. I will definitely come back here to make more friends and to learn Chinese.

  • Effective teaching methods
  • Friendly and readily available staff
  • An effective learning environment
  • Night activities take so long
18 people found this review helpful.
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Great learning

If you’re a beginner or if you’ve already started learning chinese, this program will only help. The teachers are very performant and thanks to them my experience with them was very productive!
The classes have break in between so you can easily stay concentrated the whole day. I didn’t quite like the food, but the other people seemed to appreciate it. In any case, there is a lot of delicious food shop in the area so it isn’t a problem, you can just go buy food outside.
So yes, the location was also very good !

83 people found this review helpful.
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That's Mandarin Review

The That's Mandarin Website shouldn't be the one to choose what the kids learn. The kids should input more into what they want to learn. Then it would make the learning experience more fun for the kids and they will have more fun. The future participants should know that when they come to the That's Mandarin Building, they can make friends and be safe. oh yeah, I almost forgot the food is great 70 % of the time.

What would you improve about this program?
Teaching kids what they want to learn not what the website has planned for them.
And to learn deeper about important words and phrases.
84 people found this review helpful.
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Mi experiencia en That's Mandarin " My experience at That's Mandarin"

"I recommend it to everyone, it is an unforgettable experience, the staff is amazing, they give a spectacular welcome and the classes are super fun. One learns too much in a short time, I arrived here without knowing almost nothing but the basics and in just one month I learned many things. The excursions and the cultural classes are fascinating, you enjoy yourself and you learn too much in Mandarin as in English. Classes are given in such a way that you no longer have to study at night because you get out of there with everything cleared up and everything memorized. One gets unforgettable memories because we have the chance to share with people from all over the world. From here I do not leave alone knowing much mandarin also with memories that wherever I go I always enter them in my heart."

Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo, es una experiencia inorvidable, el personal es asombroso, dan una acogida espectacular y las clases son super divertidas. Uno aprende demasiado en poco tiempo, llegue aqui sin saber casi nada solamente lo basico y en solo un mes aprendi muchas cosa. La excursiones y las clases culturales son facinantes, se disfruta y se aprende demasiado tanto en Mandarin como en Ingles. Las clases las dan de forma tal que ya no hay que estudiar en las noches porque uno sale de ahi con todo aclarado y todo memorizado. Uno se lleva recuerdos inorvidables ya que tenemos el chance de compartir con personas de todo el mundo. De aqui no me voy solo sabiendo mucho mandarin tambien con recuerdos que donde quiera que yo vaya siempre los entre en el corazon.

82 people found this review helpful.
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My Experience in Thats Mandarin.

On summer of 2018 I went to a camp in china called Thats Mandarin. My experience was realy good and maby the best. It was a camp that you make friends, learn the culture and the language of China, and have fun. I have the opportunity to meets teacher that where really nice and helpfull in my academicly way. This was a camp that I will really like to repate and probably next year I will. Its mazing how you can get friendes so esally and learn so much 。 Its crazy to say that in Thats Mandarin you can get a new family but for me it hapend. I woke up every day wishing to start my activitys and to say hi to all my friends. In here its easy to say hi but diffucult and sad to say bye. When its time to go its sad because it reminds you how well you pass it but actually easy because you know those were the best weeks of your live.

82 people found this review helpful.
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Classes are fun and supportive and build on what i had already learnt, expanding my knowlege of Mandarin. The teachers and staff are increadibly kind and supportive. I loved my stay here and highly recommend That's Mandarin!
Every weekend you go trips around (for me) Beijing, or example we went to the Great Wall of China. It was fun and awe-inspireing to see the view from on top of the wall; after we came down by tabbogan which was an exhilaraing experience!

83 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

The price is from RMB 3000 for a week, which focuses on intensive Chinese classes. For more activities and field trips, the price might be up to RMB 5500 per week, but please believe us that every penny is worthwhile. Safety is first and students get the chance to meet students all over the world, try Chinese style calligraphy, paper-cutting, and experience the authentic Chinese life here. The...

It is there - we tracked it with I phone apps and compared with other cities . But... we moved around in 100 f heat in June and were just fine. Our daughter with mild asthma was fine. For three weeks. We are both MDs and were scare to death before trip. But it was just fine. PS do not drink water from faucet.