2019 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp


In Chinese, Gong Fu (功夫) doesn’t only mean Kung Fu, but also means skills and talents.

Do you want your children to learn some real Gong Fu?

Enroll them in the Become a Gong Fu Panda – 2019 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp, offered by the Center for Asian Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

This three-week camp for children 6 years and older will focus on building Chinese language skills and developing specific talents in Calligraphy, painting, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, folk dances, and crafts.

Daily immersion language classes and fun activities will enable your children to learn fast while having great fun!

Camp Groups:

Group A: age range 6 – 8
Group B: age range 9 – 11
Group C: age range 12 – 17

Greet and Open House:

Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 7:00pm – 7:30pm in JO 4.614, parents can meet, greet and communicate with each other for carpools and other help-out. There will be a Q & A session as well.

Camp Time:

June 10th – June 28th, 2019. Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Closing Ceremony and Show Day:

Friday, June 28, 2019, at 2:00pm in Jonsson Performance Hall, campers will show and display what they have learned in the camp. Certificates and awards will be presented. Parents and friends are invited.

Camp Location:

Camp is held in Eric Jonsson Academic Center (JO), at The University of Texas at Dallas.
(see campus map)


$250/one week
$450/two weeks
$650/three weeks
Campers can sign up for one week, two weeks or three weeks. The content of each week will be different and progress week by week. The camp cost includes a camp T-shirt, a pizza lunch on Friday and daily photos of the campers. A discount has already been applied if two or three weeks are selected. For a sibling registration discount please contact the camp director. Campers bring their own lunch boxes.

Required Forms for Campers:

Registration deadline is June 3rd. Payment and required forms must be received before the first day of the camp—June 10th.

Registration and Payment:

Register and Pay by Credit Card

You can pay with a credit card on the UT Dallas Marketplace Store. When paying with a credit card through Marketplace, the Required Forms for Campers (listed above) must be mailed to:

Center for Asian Studies at UT Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd., JO31
Richardson, TX 75080

Register and Pay by Check

When payment will be made by check, please use our online Registration Form. Submit the registration form electronically, and mail your check and the Required Forms for Campers (listed above) to:

Center for Asian Studies at UT Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Please make the check payable to:
Center for Asian Studies at UT Dallas.

Cancellation and Refunds:

A cancellation fee of $50 will be deducted from the cost refunded if cancellation is made before the first day of camp. No refunds are given if cancellation is made after the camp has started.


Sharon Yang, 972-883-4860, [email protected]. For more information about Center for Asian Studies at UT Dallas, please visit: www.utdallas.edu/ah/asianstudies/.

Typical Daily Schedule:

(Schedule may be adjusted based on the campers’ age and language levels)

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-in/morning exercise
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Kung Fu/Table Tennis/Chinese Yo-yo
11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Chinese language
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and recess
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Chinese Calligraphy/painting
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tai Chi/Folk Dance/Chinese Chess/Jumping Ropes
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Crafts (paper cutting, Chinese Knots…)
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check-out
(10 minute breaks between classes)
Save the date: The Camp Closing Show will be held at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on June 28. Parents and friends are invited to watch.