Coursework Essentials
Our classes are designed to follow a seven-year cycle, with seventy exciting courses offering a full introduction to Chinese culture. The program varies widely from year to year, and it allows a student to attend the camp from first to seventh grade and experience different aspects of art and literature each summer. The courses will open your child’s eyes, capture their imagination, and cultivate a fine appreciation and love of culture.
 
Professional Approach: We have hired experts in the cultural field to help Wisdom plan and prepare our courses so that each one best represents the nature of the camp. We take students’ age and abilities into consideration, and we tailor every class to match their capacity for accepting and understanding new knowledge. Your child’s safety and education are our foremost concern, and we have picked the most suitable and engaging classes to catch each student’s interest and encourage them to learn.
 
Priceless Inheritance: The heirlooms of Chinese culture are inevitably the priceless treasures handed down through a family’s generations. Beginning in 1997, Wisdom has not only offered exciting classes but has also freely given each child a meaningful “heirloom.” From the one-of-a-kind “Jiaozhi Pottery Book” of previous years to this year’s “Sun Wukong puppet,” these objects may have lasting significance for your child and future family.
 
Highest Quality: We spend at least nine months planning and preparing for every class. We offer only the best teaching and classroom materials, regardless of cost, and are willing to travel as far as Asia to find the most suitable equipment. Our local teachers cross the ocean to learn from Taiwanese professionals, and foreign teachers come for the sole purpose of bringing their knowledge to our American schools. Through this exchange of materials and information, we strive to bring the highest quality to our classrooms every day.
 

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Course description

Traditional Performances

A Parade of Regional Flavors

Traditional Performances

Puppetry through the Years

Traditional Performances

On Stage: Dramatic Storytelling

Traditional Performances

The Development of Hand Puppetry

Traditional Performances

A Taste of Chinese Opera

Traditional Performances

In the Spotlight: Shadow Puppetry

Traditional Performances

A Taste of Taiwanese Opera

Chinese Festivals

Tomb Sweeping Day

Chinese Festivals

Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinese Festivals

Winter Solstice Festival

Chinese Festivals

New Year’s Eve

Chinese Festivals

Lunar Festival

Chinese Festivals

Dragon Boat Festival

Chinese Festivals

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Sports and Martial Arts

In the Rhythm: Wooden Fish and Swordsmanship

Sports and Martial Arts

Mastering Chinese Drums and Color Guard

Sports and Martial Arts

Experience Traditional Lion Dancing

Sports and Martial Arts

Martial Arts of the Five Animals and Archery Practice

Sports and Martial Arts

Practice Tricks with Chinese Yo-yo and Chinese Top

 

Sports and Martial Arts

Shaolin Shield and Up Close with the Dragon Dance

Sports and Martial Arts

Weaponry as Art: Shaolin Chinese Hammer/Mace and Rings

Ethnic Dances

Golden Ring Dance and Taiping Drum Dance

 

Ethnic Dances

Hakka Fan Dance and Bamboo Castanet Dance

Ethnic Dances

Rice Hat Dance and Bell Dance

Ethnic Dances

Paiwan Aboriginal Dance and Bench Dance

Ethnic Dances

Fan Dance and Peony Flower Dance

Ethnic Dances

Ribbon Dance and Chopsticks Dance

Ethnic Dances

Atayal Tribe Dance and Uyghurs Plate Dance

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Playing With Traditional Chinese Toys

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Through the Generations: Sachet Bags

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Hands on with Grass Knitting

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Delicate Chinese Koji Pottery

 

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Creating Various Festivals Crafts

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Hands on with Chinese Indigo Dye

Traditional Arts and Crafts

The Intimate Craft of Chinese Paper Cutting

Traditional Culture and Foods

The Art of Chinese Tea

Traditional Culture and Foods

The Practice of Chinese Gourd Painting

Traditional Culture and Foods

Stringing it Together: Dragon’s Beard Candy

Traditional Culture and Foods

Chinese Architecture throughout History

Traditional Culture and Foods

You’re the Chef: Chinese Cakes and Pastries

Traditional Culture and Foods

The Story of Chinese Jade

Traditional Culture and Foods

Practicing Chinese Calligraphy

Science and Technological Innovations

Inventing the Printing Press

Science and Technological Innovations

Inventing the Windmill

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Creating Chinese Dough Dolls

Science and Technological Innovations

The Science Behind Making Tofu

Science and Technological Innovations

Hands on with Paper Making

Science and Technological Innovations

The Art of Chop Sticks

Science and Technological Innovations

The Significance of Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

Daily regiment's activities / Freshmen camp training / Camp song and dance / Game time / Recreation / Thanksgiving sharing

Closing and sharing of results