Summer Camp blogs

We're Here! Beijing 1

Summer Camps: 

All is well! We are here safe and sound. The luggage is here as well! Our bodies are still adjusting to the time change, but our spirits are high.

Yesterday was spent in orientation as we prepare for our classes and perfect our skills and today we will decorate our classrooms and prepare for our students to arrive tomorrow.

So far, the weather is very pleasant!

More to come later!




Changes, Choices, Challenges, and Cheerfulness

Summer Camps: 

Things have been quite busy since our last blog post!

Our team has been preparing like mad, finding decorations, getting their lesson plans in, and getting to know one another. But it should go without saying that whenever the ride seems smooth, a hiccup is on the way.

Our camp location has changed from Jinan to Shenyang and now to Shanghai! It has been a challenging time for our team to wrap their head around the changes and the new choices they face as we head to camps with which we are not familiar and frankly, have only bits and pieces of information about.

Count Down to Qiqihar Camp 2018

Welcome to our Qiqihar Team members. We have a mix of first timers, and members that are returning to Qiqihar from a camp held more than 5 years ago in this northern city in China. We are in the 2nd session this year and will also have team members joining us from the 1st session.  Planning for our classroom and afternoon activities is well underway as we are less than 2 months from the start of camp. To family members and friends: stay tuned for more information on this exciting trip!

Lee Hollahan

Will You Make A Difference??

   "You are made to make a difference, so embrace every opportunity to do so."  Anonymous


Will you make a difference in someone's life this summer in camp? Absolutely!! Whether it is in a Chinese students life, your life, or a teammates life -- somehow, some way what you say and do will make a difference in someone's life for the good or the bad. 


Embrace the opportunity to teach English and make a difference in some young persons life.

Jinan is On!

Summer Camps: 

We have finally been given confirmation about our camp location! We are headed back to Jinan! Jinan has beautiful views, great activity spaces, and good classrooms as well. We may have to fight for space since there are other camps going on at the same time, so we'll have to be flexible and ready and willing for change. Check out some of the pictures below from our last trip to see what the camp looks like!


Welcome Beijing Session 2

I'm getting so excited for our team to get together this summer and build wonderful relationships with each other and our Chinese students!  We are all scheduled and getting prepared for our time in China! 

We appreciate all the uplifting and support you all give and looking forward to sharing our experiences in camp when we get there!


Bridging The World Teams Are China Bound

The Camp Directors meeting was a success!


Morning teaching teams are now being set by the directors, afternoon and evening activities are being planned and organized for the 2018 Summer ESL Camps in China. Six camps, five cities and more than 100 Americans are gearing up and getting excited to travel to China in a little less than three months!!


China here we come!!

Here We Go Beijing--Session 1

Summer Camps: 

The team that will be in Beijing for the 1st session has been assigned their teaching assignments, afternoon responsibilities, and the all important roommates. We are excited to get down to business and plan for what we know will be a wonderful and fruitful camp.

We are appreciative of your support and encouragement as we seek to prepare for the special adventure ahead of us!