Chinese Summer Days Registration is now open.
CHINESE SUMMER DAYS 2012 PRESS COVERAGE:
BASIC CAMP INFO:
Dates: Thursday, July 25th - Friday, July 26th
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (Check-in begins at 9:15 AM on Thursday)
Place: UVU Sorensen (Student) Center
HOW DO I GET THERE?
It is critical that you allow enough travel time to get to UVU, and from the parking lot into the buildings. It will likely be 15-20 min. walk to the Sorensen Student Center, due to the construction projects underway. We will have signs and hosts along the way to direct you, but please plan accordingly. There will be over 200 people who need to be checked in within a 45 minute time slot.
Directions: Take I-15 to University Parkway exit. Then follow signs to Utah Valley University. Go west at the roundabout. Follow College Drive to the UCCU Center, turn right and then park in the L14 lot which is the first lot on the left of the UCCU Center. (DOWNLOAD A MAP)
Parking: Lot L14 only unless you go to parking and get a visitor’s parking pass.
A note of warning: If you park in another area, you will receive a ticket.
Entering the Building: From L14, walk east to the LA Building (Liberal Arts Building). It is a pretty good walk to get to the Student Center Building but easy to find. Just enter LA and keep walking south through the new Science Building until you see the Hall of Flags. Turn left before entering the Hall of Flags. You will see the bookstore on the corner. Turn left at the front of the bookstore and go to the end of that hall. The Grand Ballroom will be on your right. We will have students holding signs to help you find it. Please look at the attached map for LA and SC buildings. This will make it easier to find.
MEDIA RELEASE FORM: All students are required to present a media release form upon checking in on Day 1. Make sure you bring it on Thursday. It should be signed by the parent or guardian of each attendee. It is likely there will be a media presence on Day 2 during the Chinese Village, so please assist us in obtaining this critical information.
THEN WHAT DO I DO?
Registration Check-In: 7/25 9:15-10:00 AM
Alphabetized registration will be conducted in the Commons area at the entrance to the Grand Ballroom.
1. Check for the sign that corresponds to your last name, and obtain a nametag or wristband.
2. Take your child to the restroom if needed.
3. Enter the Grand Ballroom to view the movie “Families of China”. Children will be seated separately from the adults, according to the sticker on their nametag.
DAY 1 SCHEDULE
Thursday 7/25 – Classroom Instruction
9:15-10:00 Registration (alphabetical last name groupings)
10:00-10:15 Opening Ceremony & Instructions
10:15-10:30 Dismiss to classrooms
10:30-11:00 Session #1
11:05-11:35 Session #2
11:40-12:10 Session #3
12:10-12:40 LUNCH (provided for children only)
12:45-1:15 Session #4
1:20 –1:50 Session #5
1:50- 2:00 Closing Instructions/T-Shirt distribution for Day #2
Friday 7/26 - Village
10:00-10:50 Students return to the same classroom as Session #5 from Day 1, to prepare for performances.
11:15-12:00 Student/Parent performances in the Grand Ballroom
12:00-1:50 An afternoon in China (Chinese Village activities)
1:50-2:00 Closing ceremony
HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD PREPARE?
Immersion Environment: This camp is intended to be an immersion-style learning experience. English will not be spoken during the classes and activities, and children will be encouraged to use what Chinese they know/ learn, to communicate. If your child is not an experienced Chinese speaker, help him/her be ready for a certain degree of initial frustration. Once accustomed to it, it becomes like a game for most children to try to communicate without using English. This will be a major adjustment for students who plan to enter Dual-Immersion programs in the Fall, so this is a good warm-up for that.
Class Format (Children): The students will be rotating through 5 different classes with cultural-centered themes. The sessions are 30 minutes long and it is preferred that children wait until the break to visit the restroom. An assistant will be on hand to chaperone restroom breaks as students change locations. Registered Adults will be in a separate class. Parents will not be going to classes with the children.
Lunch for Children: All students will be provided with a box lunch on Day 1. Lunch will take place in the Grand Ballroom. On Day 2, students will earn tokens by completing tasks in the Chinese village. These tokens can be used to purchase Chinese food from vendors in the village. Students must use Chinese to select their food, and we’ll have coaches on-hand to assist as needed.
Lunch for Adults: Adults are responsible for providing their own lunch. There are many eateries in the Sorensen Center, or you may bring a lunch from home on Day 1. On Day 2, a Chinese plate will be available for purchase for $7. This will include:
Ham Fried Rice
Low Mein Noodles
Sweet & Sour Chicken
Stir Fry Beef & Broccoli
Note: Adults will purchase meal tickets at food booth
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE AS AN ADULT PARTICIPANT?
Class Format (Adults): Chinese instruction for adults will not be an immersion experience, although there will be speaking opportunities! You might want to bring something to take notes with, and a folder to keep handouts in.
Thank you for your support and interest, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday!