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Summer Camp

About Summer Camp

2017 Careers in the Community Summer Camp

June 6 – August 18 (closed July 4)

Mon – Fri | 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us this summer at the Chinese Community Center as we explore the many and varied careers in our community during our 11 weeks of summer camp entitled, Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Careers in the Community:

  • Each week, students will have the chance to learn more about a particular career, hear from community members, and be encouraged to explore their interests as life-long career paths.
  • All course materials will correspond to our summer theme and students will have a chance to learn all about the USA through our activities-based, hands-on curriculum, supplemented by fun and exciting field trips.
  • Program content will meet TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) guidelines. Participating in summer learning will ensure students’ success in the upcoming school year and slow down what is traditionally known as summer learning loss.
  • All staff are well trained and meet state mandated requirements. Knowledgeable and caring instructors teach students important life lessons and values such as morals, ethics, respect, and responsibility beyond classroom lessons.

The Chinese Community Center’s Child Development and Youth Programs participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Students are served nutritious meals that follow TDA’s meal guidelines.  The program does not discriminate against any potential participant.


  • Fun and Interactive Career Exploration: Following our theme, students will meet community members in different career fields, learn what motivates them, and how the path they took to get to where they are now.
  • Chinese Language Add-On:Optional interactive Mandarin Chinese language and culture classes give students the opportunity to attend 12 hours of Mandarin language and culture instruction during their weekly schedule.
  • Weekly Programming:Our weekly programming allows flexibility for your family’s schedule. Sign up for the weeks that you want!
  • Field trips:Every week, students will go on an engaging and exciting fieldtrip to explore all that Houston has to offer.
  • Hands-On Learning:Teaching students academic concepts in fun, hands-on ways allows students to connect abstract concepts with real-world applications.
  • STEM Curriculum from Children’s Museum of Houston:
    • Students will work on fun, hands-on STEM activities in their twice-weekly Science class with curriculum created and overseen by staff from the Children’s Museum of Houston. CMH is one of the top children’s museum in the US and is known for their innovative activities and curriculum.
    • Activities will feature the STEM disciplines and integrate English Language Arts, involving both design challenges and experiments. Topics covered this summer will be Human Body Systems, Archaeology, Acoustics, Nano-scale Science, Energy Conservation, Architecture, Biology, Habitats, Electricity and the Physics of Sports.
  • Sports & Team Building:Students participate in team-building activities and sports such as table tennis and basketball every Friday and other days throughout the week.
  • Splash Day:Students have the option of participating in water activities on Fridays.
  • Summer Reading Program:Students between the grades of 3rd-8th grades will have the opportunity to participate in Book Clubs throughout the summer.  Read a new book and discuss with your friends on a weekly basis, all while competing to win prizes.
  • Transportation: to/from the new HISD Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS) campus or Feld Park next to MIMS old campus is available for an additional fee.  Spaces are limited!

ESL Camp


Special Program


Engineering for Tomorrow (E4T):Limited spots are available to students entering 4th-8th grades in this special program! Students will get hands-on learning on engineering and robotics through a generously funded program from the United Way of Greater Houston and in collaboration with Baker Ripley, Wesley Community Center, and San Jacinto College’s Aerospace Academy.

  • The program will operate for 8 weeks between the dates of 6/5-7/28.
  • This program will mitigate summer learning loss by developing participants’ STEM skills through hands-on, inventive product building. All weekly activities will be held on-site at the Chinese Community Center.  An end of summer culminating event will be held at an off-site location (TBD) one day during the last week of programming (7/24-7/28).
  • The first four weeks, students will participate in engineering projects.  Students will be empowered to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration.
  • The last three weeks of E4T, staff from San Jacinto College’s Aerospace Academy will come to challenge students in creating innovative robots that will culminate in a Mars Rover Competition at the end of summer celebration. Students will design, construct, and improve upon rovers designed to land on the surface of Mars for a “build” mission using Lego Robotics.
  • Learning outcomes for both also include the development of personal strengths like teamwork, independent learning, creativity, and persistence.
  • Participants in this program will need to attend at least 6 out of the 8 weeks and be available for the culminating Engineering Expo on Thursday, July 27th, or Friday, July 28th, from 3:30pm-6pm.

Summer Book Clubs:

  • Two books clubs will be held concurrently twice this summer, 6/12-6/30 and 7/10-7/28.
  • One book club will target students entering 4th and 5th grades while the other book club will be available for students entering 6th-8th. United Way of Greater Houston will provide books for all participants and staff from the Chinese Community Center will meet weekly with the students to facilitate discussions amongst the group.
  • Reading time will be built in throughout the week for students to ensure that they are all moving through the book at the same pace. Students will use teamwork to create a final culminating project that encompasses the book that they read.



Thank you for your interest in a volunteer position with the Chinese Community Center Youth Summer Camp Program. We are only able to accept 20 volunteers into our program each week. In the past, we have had anywhere between 60 and 80 students apply for our volunteer program each summer. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate everyone that applies to our program. If you are not selected into the program this year, please come back and apply next summer!



  • Fill out application form on website.
  • Attend volunteer orientation and workday on Friday, 6/2/17. All interviews will be held on this day. Interviews can be scheduled for prior to 6/2 but must be arranged with the Mr. Andy (andy@ccchouston.org).
  • Volunteers will be selected by 6/4/17 and notified through email.
  • All volunteers must have their background checked. Please fill out the application form as completely as possible as those are the information that must be submitted for background checks.


  • Genuine desire to help their community
  • Enjoys working with younger students
  • Amount of time that can be committed to our summer camp program (minimum of 80 hours throughout 2017 summer)
  • Ability to attend fieldtrips
  • Leaders and those that will take the initiative to help get things done


  • CCC volunteer shirts must be worn every day. Fieldtrip shirt can be worn on Tuesdays and Fridays. All shirts are $7/each.
  • You make your own schedule. We only accept 20 volunteers each week. Please be honest and upfront about the weeks, dates, and times you will be able to commit to.
  • If you are unable to attend a day that you previously signed up for, you must inform the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible before your scheduled shift. After 3 unexcused absences, your remaining weeks will be forfeited and opened up to other volunteer applicants.


  • Something to do during the summer and a great way to give back to your community.
  • Community service hours for high school or extra-curricular organizations.
  • Exceptional volunteers can be referred to or nominated by CCC’s Youth Program for various scholarship opportunities such as Posse Foundation, Questbridge, CCC’s Lunar New Year Scholarship, etc.
  • Recommendation/reference letters for scholarships, applications for organizations, etc. for volunteers that show exemplary leadership skills and initiative. Recommendation letters can take hours to create so this benefit is not available to all volunteers of the Chinese Community Center.

To volunteer for the camp, please fill out the form below:

Volunteer Registration Form


Please fill out the registration form below and wait for the confirmation for your child’s seat at summer camp


Tuition Rates:

Registration Fee:  $30/child

  • Daily – On-Site:  $50
  • Daily – Field trip:  $60
  • Weekly Summer Camp (no Chinese Language instruction):  $180/week if paid by Friday prior to enrolled week
  • Weekly Summer Camp (no Chinese Language instruction):  $190/week if paid week of enrollment
  • Monthly Summer Camp (4 week period – no Chinese Language instruction):  $685
  • Chinese Language Classes (12 hours/week):  $140/week   OR   Add-on to Summer Camp:  $50/week
  • Transportation to/from MIMS or Feld Park:  $30/week
  • ESL Classes (18 hours/week) Add-On to Summer Camp:  $60/week

* 5% discount starting on the second child (within the same family) for weekly or monthly summer camp tuition rates.

Contact Lisa To at 713-271-6100 ext. 110 or lisato@ccchouston.org


It is advised that all parents thoroughly read the summer camp operational policies before the start of the camp. It covers extensive information regarding the camp operations that will help address your questions and concerns. Operational Policies: [Download Here]


Weekly Schedule

Weekly Chinese Schedule

Field Trip Schedule

Downloadable:  2017 Summer Field Trip Schedule