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UK Confucius Institute Spring Camp Returns

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Confucius Institute’s popular K-12 Spring Camp will run April 1-5.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 8, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute’s popular K-12 Spring Camp series is returning once again for 2019, taking a new and exciting approach to teaching students about Chinese culture and language. The Language and Culture Camps offer Chinese language and culture experiences to students in the Lexington area, with instructors immersing campers in Chinese culture through hands-on activities and fun games. 

The 2019 camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 1-5. This year’s theme is “Bite-sized China,” focusing on one element of Chinese culture each day, including food, music, dance, calligraphy, painting, handicrafts, games and martial arts. The application deadline for the spring camp is March 16, with payment deadline set for the first day of camp. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for area students to experience Chinese language and culture,” said Carrie Wheeler, K-12 teacher coordinator at UKCI. “This year we want campers to use all of their senses to explore different aspects of China while at the same time having the opportunity to meet others their age who are interested in these topics.” 

The five-day camp costs $150 per student per week, with half-day registration options also available. Those who pay by March 9 can earn a 10 percent early-bird discount, with checks payable to the UK Confucius Institute.

The application can be found at http://international.uky.edu/UKCI/2019SpringCamp.

A gateway for Chinese language, culture and art to the people of Kentucky, UKCI provides leadership, support and coordination for Chinese language and programs in K-12 schools as well as on UK's campus; assists and facilitates establishing and maintaining faculty and student exchanges between UK colleges and Chinese universities; conducts Chinese language and cultural exchange; and promotes education about China on campus, across the Bluegrass region and throughout the Commonwealth. To keep up with UK Confucius Institute and future events, join the institute's listserv and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@UKConfucius).

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