2020 Camps (age 2-10) are open to registration! Please email your application form– download here to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter camp: 9:45-3:30 week days Dec 30- Jan 3 (except January 1st, before and after care available)
Mid Winter Camp: 9:45-3:30 week days Feb17-21 (before and after care available)
Spring Camp: 9:45-3:30 week days April 13-17 (before and after care available)
Summer camp: 9:45-3:30 week days June 22-August 28 (before and after care available). There will be NO camp on Friday, July 3rd, and the camp fee for that week is reflected accordingly.
Where: parks around Bellevue, such as Lewis Creek Park, Lake Hills Greenbelt Park, Mercer Slough Park, Meydenbauer Bay Park, Redtown Center Trail head/Newcastle natural area. When necessary an indoor space near Spirit Ridge Elementary.
What: 100% nature and Mandarin immersion fun program!
Price: $385/week (currently enrolled My World Nature School student $345). A spot is only guaranteed after camp fee is received.
These programs are designed for mixed age children, sometimes with their parents to get outside and be immersed in nature.
A typical day of active learning could include hiking, finding signs of wildlife, catching bugs, climbing trees, stewardship skills, building forts and games. A Chinese reading and writing session, as well as math/science in Chinese is also included to maintain and develop our students’ Chinese during the long summer break!
- Child led, project based learning
- Math and science in Nature
- Safety in nature
- Plant and animal awareness
- Sensory awareness
- Nature skills
- Chinese reading and writing
- Nature journaling
Mandarin language requirements: due to our 100% Mandarin environment, the minimum requirement for a child’s mandarin proficiency level is: able to understand 80% of daily vocabulary and speak 30% of the class time in Mandarin. We reserve the right to make an enrollment decision based on Chinese language assessment results, and to implement a trial period if necessary. For students who only meet or are slightly below minimum language requirements, joining a minimum of consecutive five weeks of summer camps is required to best assist the student to improve her Mandarin language ability dramatically.
Cancellation policy: camp fee can only be refunded if the cancellation notice is received one month before the first day of the camp week, minus a $100 administration fee per week. Any cancellation made afterwards is not refundable.