GA Chinese Programs


Germantown Academy Chinese Programs is proud to announce Chinese Summer Camp for 2014. This camp is a unique Chinese immersion educational program that builds competency in Chinese language and provides hands-on understanding of Chinese culture. The camp is designed for children 5 to 10 years of age, and daily and weekly activities will be varied between ages.

Campers who have previously participated in an immersion program, as well as those new to a daily Chinese educational format, are welcome to register. Camp will run for three consecutive weeks, beginning July 7 and ending July 25, 2014. Campers may sign up for one, two and/or three weeks, as each week will have different components as outlined below. Camp runs daily from 9am-3pm.

GA is excited to welcome Ms. Xuling Qu, Director of Modern Language Department at Girls High School in Philadelphia, as the lead teacher of the Chinese Summer Camp. Ms. Qu will be developing curriculum for the teaching of Chinese language, culture and history, and will add teachers depending on the number of campers registered. Swimming will be available on several days each week. Campers will bring their own lunch and snacks will be provided.

Chinese Summer Camp Program

  • Week 1 (July 7-11) – Week 1 will be spent traveling to China (without leaving GA!) to learn about the major cities in the country, ie. Beijing and the Great Wall, Xian and the Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu and the Panda Zoo, and others.
  • Week 2 (July 14-18) – Week 2 will be spent learning Chinese customs and people’s ways of life. Chinese history, martial arts and food will be introduced. Hands-on activities will be held that include dancing, story-telling and dumpling making!
  • Week 3 (July 21-25) – Week 3 will cover Chinese traditions, such as holidays, Chinese Tea, Peking Opera, arts and crafts, calligraphy, paper cutting, and possibly a trip to Philadelphia’s historical Chinatown! On Friday, July 25, parents of the campers will be invited to an end-of-camp performance.
Registration is now open for Chinese Summer Camp. CLICK HERE to sign-up. If you have questions about the program, please contact chineseprograms@germantownacademy.org or call 267.405-7563.

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Chinese Summer Camp

NOTE: Checks are accepted for registration as well.  Checks should be mailed to GA Chinese Programs, C/O Alyssa Caracausa, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034 (checks should be made out to Germantown Academy).

Chinese programs INFORMATION

School Calendar, 2013-14 (updated)

School Calendar, 2014-15

Directions/Parking

Chinese Testing Center

Contact phone - Alyssa Caracausa, 267.405.7522

Youth Immersion Program

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Chinese Youth Immersion Program at GA.  Classes begin September 8, 2014 and run Monday through Thursday, 4:15-5:45pm. Bus transportation from Upper Dublin and Wissahickon school district elementary schools free to GA. Parents will pick up children at GA at 5:45pm. CLICK HERE to email the office for more information.

CLICK HERE to register online for the Chinese Youth Immersion Program, 2014-15.

Adult Chinese Classes

Adult Level 1 - Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
CLICK HERE to register. Classes are $400 for the full year and $215 per semester. Register before June 1 and receive $40 off.

Adult Level 2 - Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm
CLICK HERE to register. Classes are $400 for the full year and $215 per semester. Register before June 1 and receive $40 off.

Adult Level 3 - Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
CLICK HERE to register. Classes are $400 for the full year and $215 per semester. Register before June 1 and receive $40 off.