Chinese: Sēn Lín Hú
Ages 7-18Welcome to Sēn Lín Hú!
When you arrive, you will go through customs, choose a new Chinese name and make a personalized nametag, meet your counselors, and find your cabin. You’ll have your own bunk for your sleeping bag and pillow, as well as a place to store your clothes and other belongings.
Our counselors will help you exchange dollars for Yuan to use in the Village store. They’ll also help you learn new words and phrases that will help you to make new friends, locate activities, play Chinese games, sing Chinese songs, and explore your newly-discovered, Chinese-speaking world.
You will be with other kids your own age who also have an interest in making new friends, trying new things, and learning Chinese. Your Chinese immersion experience will be different from every classroom you’ve ever been in. You will completely change your surroundings and learn by doing.
Learn the graceful movements of martial arts such as gonfu (kong fu) or taìjíqúan (Tai Chi). Enjoy celebrating traditional Chinese holidays such as duanwujie (dragon boat festival) and poshuijie (water festival). China’s rich history and diverse cultural traditions come alive through shufa (calligraphy), làrǎn (batik) or zuocài (Chinese cooking).
At Sēn Lín Hú, you’ll also have many opportunities to swim, canoe, play soccer, sing Chinese songs and learn more about traditional and modern Chinese music, play chess, and try a variety of arts and crafts. At Sēn Lín Hú, we never get bored!
Sēn Lín Hú is a relaxed place. All you’ll need are comfortable, casual clothes. There isn’t much need for “dress up” clothing. We’ll send a more complete packing list after you have registered.
Typical day at Sēn Lín Hú:
7:30 a.m. 起床 wake up
8:00 a.m. 早操 morning exercise
8:30 a.m. 早饭 breakfast
9:30 a.m. 小组活动 group activity
10:30 a.m. 打扫木屋 cabin clean-up
11:00 a.m. 小组课 Chinese class
12:00 a.m. 爱情故事 soap opera
12:30 a.m. 午饭 lunch
1:30 p.m. 午休 afternoon nap
2:30 p.m. 自由活动 free time
3:45 p.m. 小组课 Chinese class
4:30 p.m. 下午活动 afternoon activity
5:30 p.m. 晚饭 dinner
6:30 p.m. 看电影 movie
7:30 p.m. 晚上节目 evening program
8:45 p.m. 回木屋 return to cabin
9:15 p.m. 熄灯 lights out
Sēn Lín Hú sessions:
· One- and two-week sessions (ages 7-17)
· Four-week sessions for high school credit (ages 14-18)
Want to know more about Sēn Lín Hú?
· Visit our Village Page to see pictures of last year’s villagers and camp activities.
· Meet our deans:
- Jeff Yáng Jié Lamb (Second half: mid-July through August)
· Read about the delicious food at Sēn Lín Hú
Thanks to generous donations to the Passport Fund from our supporters, scholarships are available.
Is your child ready for a Concordia Language Villages over-night immersion program?
SECOND HALF Sēn Lín Hú VILLAGERS: Download the dragon boat waiver here.