We are delighted to bring you our 14th consecutive summer of Camp China! Come explore the language, culture, history, and traditions of both ancient and modern China in a diverse, loving, and creative environment in Rockville, Maryland.  Our program is designed for children ages 5 to 14 and is divided into two 2-week sessions.


Our camp is devoted to immersing your child in Mandarin Chinese and cultural arts through fun and quality activities.  Mornings are devoted to Chinese language with a focus on spoken Mandarin through songs. Afternoons center on physical activities in martial arts and traditional Chinese dance.  Chinese cooking, arts and crafts, games, singing, calligraphy, and Chinese painting are core curricular components.  New elements are always introduced and integrated into our curriculum.


On the second Thursday of each session, families and friends are invited to a performance where campers will demonstrate their newly developed cultural skills.  Chinese costumes are provided free of charge. Be sure to join us to celebrate your child’s accomplishments. Performances start at 3 p.m.


Campers are responsible for their own lunches, snacks, and water bottles daily.  Lunch is available for purchase on Tuesdays (Chinese food) and Thursdays (pizza).   


Camp China is staffed with professional dance teacher, experienced bilingual instructors, counselors, and junior counselors.  Our director has taught Chinese language and culture in the Washington, D.C. area for more than 30 years and specializes in curriculum development.  


We participate in the Montgomery County Public Schools volunteer program where 8th to 12th grade students can earn SSI hours by being volunteer counselors at the camp.  Interested students should email us for information and procedure.


Camp is held during 4 weeks in July every year, and we are always open July 4th. Camp hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily. For information on extended care, call 301-801-5869, or email to campchina@shirleypopo.com


12801 Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20854

Between I-270 exit 5 and Wootton Parkway.

Lutheran Church of the Cross (preschool location on the lower level)


A non-refundable registration fee is $50 per family. Elect to pay $25 registration fee if full Camp fees received by April 15.  Camp fees are $545 per session.  Paid lunch costs $5 per person and is collected on the day of the lunch.


To register, download a registration form including medical information and signed parent/ guardian agreement at our website www.camp-china.com or call our office at 301-801-5869. Send your completed form and all fees to: Camp China, 10278 Arizona Circle, Bethesda, MD 20817.  Our spaces are usually filled by mid-April.


For questions on registration and other concerns, call 301-801-5869. Visit our website at www.camp-china.com for more details, updates and our performance videos.  Join us on Facebook for camp photos.  Email us at campchina@shirleypopo.com for all other information.    

Session Two

旗舞 Double Flag Dance

扇子舞 Fan Dance

廟會 Temple Fair

生日快快樂 Sheng Ri Kuai Kuai Le (Happy Birthday)

包餃子 Bao Jiao Zi (Make Dumplings)

大象 Da Xiang (Elephant)

Session one

彩帶舞 Double Ribbon Dance

筷子舞 Chopsticks Dance

小花傘 Umbrella Dance

中國功夫 Chinese Kung Fu

星期五 Friday

四季謠 Four Seasons Song

2018 Dates 

Session 1:
 July 2 - July 13
Session 2: 
July 16- July 27
Performance dates: July 12 & July 26
 at 3 pm

Download the Registration Form

Check our 2018 Brochure for more information

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