The LTL China Summer Camp in Beijing is intensive Mandarin study, exploring China and a whole lot of fun for everyone involved. With the program, students study Mandarin for four hours in the morning at our language school, followed by an afternoon of fun and activities. On the weekends we do day trips and the program offers rapid language learning progress in a safe and supervised environment.

The China Summer Camp is open for children from 7 to 17 years of age, but teenagers must be at least 11 years old to come to China without parents.

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  • Safe and fully supervised
  • Fully certified Chinese teachers
  • Fun and adventurous
  • Fast language progress
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Experience China
  • Parents welcome to join
  • Fun


    Together : enjoy and explore China with other teenagers

    Activities: sight-seeing, painting, kong fu, shopping and much more

    Make friends: easy to meet other teenagers and make friends quickly

    Young & fun: A summer designed to be full of fun for all

  • Safe


    Supervised: the whole camp is fully supervised by the LTL team

    Homestays: a Chinese family that looks after a host child like their own

    Residential camp: campers live next to the school with a supervisor

    LTL Beijing: one of the world’s safest cities, with 24/7 support

  • Experienced


    Since 2007: we have been looking after teenagers in China for a long time

    The LTL Summer Camp: China’s most establish camp for learning Mandarin

    Our Team: our camp councillors have years of experience

    24/7 Support: Emergency? Sick child? We are reachable 24/7!

  • Learn Chinese Fast

    Learn Chinese Fast

    Quick progress: students learn and improve their Mandarin fast

    Small classes: an average of 3 and never more than 6 students per class

    Great teachers: experienced and certified Chinese language teachers

    Focused curriculum: delivered by China’s best language school


June 18th 2018 – July 27th 2018

Participants can join the Chinese camp on any Monday

Starting dates: June 18th, June 25th, July 2rd, July 9th, July 16th, and July 23rd

Students can choose to study for any preferred length of time, from one week to the whole seven weeks of the China summer camp program. For students who want to stay longer or arrive earlier, extension programs can be offered.


Duration % OFF Residence Camp Homestay Camp Day Camp
1 week 0% 7,298 9,438 4,410
2 weeks -14% 12,510 16,180 7,560
3 weeks -18% 17,983 22,248 10,395
4 weeks -25% 21,893 26,967 12,600
5 weeks -29% 26,063 33,708 15,750
6 weeks -29% 31,275 38,428 17,955


  • 20h/week Chinese language class
  • Cultural activities in the afternoon Mon-Fri
  • School day trip on Saturdays
  • Text books
  • School lunch
  • A fun, supportive and safe environment
  • Visa Support
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Guardian Program
  • For homestay and residence camp participants breakfast and dinner are included
  • The opportunity to make friends with other students from all over the world
  • Police registration
  • Visa invitations for all traveling family members

Does not include

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Visa Expenses
  • Non camp related expenses

Family discounts: Book the summer camp for two or more children together and receive 5% off the summer camp price.

Camp Schedules

We have different activities every week, but this is what a typical week in the summer camp looks like.

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
09:00-09:30 Breakfast at camp/homestay Breakfast at camp/homestay Breakfast at camp/homestay Breakfast at camp/homestay Breakfast at camp/homestay School Trip to the Great Wall of China Activities in Camp / with Homestay
10:00-12:00 Chinese class Chinese class Chinese class Chinese class Chinese class
12:00-13:00 Lunch at school Lunch at school Lunch at school Lunch at school Lunch at school
13:00-15:00 Chinese class Chinese class Chinese class Chinese class Chinese class
15:30-18:30 Kong Fu class Beijing city tour Chinese painting Visit a local high school Silk Market shopping tour
18:30 Dinner at camp/homestay Beijing duck group dinner Dinner at camp/homestay Dinner at camp/homestay Dinner at camp/homestay

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities do you offer?

During the summer camp we explore the Forbidden City, learn Chinese painting, climb the wild wall, and discover old Beijing together. Every afternoon after class we do a different activity and the choice is very wide. From swimming in the Olympic Water Cube to pottery and visiting the Pandas in the Beijing zoo, it is never boring. On Saturdays we do whole day trips to destinations that take a bit longer to get to, like the Summer Palace, the Great Wall or the Temple of Heaven. At LTL Mandarin School we offer so much more than just a learn Chinese experience.

What if my child is ill?

Our team is here to look after your child at all times. Beijing has excellent international health care facilities and we will of course accompany your child to see a doctor whenever needed. Please make sure that your child has health insurance that covers private hospitals and clinics in Beijing. If you need advice what should be covered, please contact us.

Who are the homestay families?

Summer campers are only placed with our most trusted and experienced homestay families in China. We know our homestay families personally and most of them are relatives or friends of our team. Even though we have known each other for many years, we still inspect all families regularly. Homestays are an LTL school specialty and about 80% of all Chinese language camp participants stay with a homestay every year.

How far is it to the school?

From the residence camp it is only a short walk to the school. Homestays are usually also within walking distance, though sometimes it is necessary to take public transport to the school. Parents can let us know their preferences for the homestay when filling out the LTL homestay questionnaire before a child arrives in China.

Can siblings or friends come together?

Absolutely yes. We even offer a 5% discount for any Chinese language summer camp participants who sign up together.

Can I speak to the parents of some of last year’s participants?

Yes of course you can. Just send us a message letting us know where you are from and your child’s age. We will then put you in contact with the parents of a child who did a similar summer program last year.

How long is each lesson?

Each lesson lasts 55 minutes. Schedules can vary slightly, but usually Chinese classes are from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm with a one hour lunch break in between.

Can my child take a course before the camp or stay longer afterwards?

Yes and many students do this. It is possible to organize a program before or after the summer camp where your child will study Mandarin and live with a homestay, including afternoon cultural activities or additional 1 on 1 classes. Please note though that the residence program is only available during the summer camp. It is however possible to combine a residence China summer camp program with a homestay program before or after the summer camp.

Do you offer other courses for juniors in China during year too?

Yes we do. Have a look at our high school in China program or find more information on our for parents page.

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