We are Chinese living in Italy, and both my daughter and son participated in the RISH Chinese Summer Camp organized in Shanghai this year. Firstly, regarding the accommodation, it should be the best-equipped summer camp my children have ever attended. They stayed in a closed campus, which eliminated many safety risks. Secondly, the camp's meals were also diverse, featuring options like self-service restaurants and specialty eateries offering items such as xiaolongbao, dumplings, beef noodles, and various Chinese stir-fried dishes. Since my children are accustomed to Chinese cuisine, they really enjoyed the school's dining facilities. In addition, there were also familiar options like bugers and pizza, providing a variety of choices when they wanted a change from Chinese food.
During their outings, they even got to taste delicacies like Peking duck, hot pot, and Shanghai xiaolongbao. For kids who haven't been to China in four years, enjoying these authentic dishes made them very happy.
As for Chinese language learning, I am particularly concerned. My daughter's listening and speaking skills are already very good, but she needs to practice reading and writing. On the other hand, my younger son lags a bit behind in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, so they were placed in different classes. The teachers at RISH provided targeted reinforcement for their weaknesses, both in class and through homework. After three weeks of learning, there was a noticeable improvement in their language proficiency. During this period, they also made many new friends, which pleased me a lot.
This summer camp is truly excellent, not only in terms of rich content but also as a fantastic platform for children to meet peers from around the world. It broadens their horizons and experiences. I am very grateful for RISH's Chinese Summer Camp.