No matter if you have been to China or not, a week at one of NeoPrime’s Chinese Summer Camps will be a great way to understand the fundamentals of the Chinese language, keep up your Chinese language skill and experience Chinese culture. The goal of NeoPrime is to teach students to appreciate the core values of Chinese language and culture.
Chinese calligraphy enjoys an extremely high reputation in the realm of world culture phenomena like Chinese characters. Chinese calligraphy is more than what the Chinese people came up with over thousands of years—it is also considered an artistic expression of the Chinese character. As a highly esteemed art, Chinese calligraphy is an important presence in the Chinese culture. Calligraphy is life experienced through energy in motion and practicing it will benefit our students in mindfulness and character-building.
Martial Arts (Kung Fu)
Chinese martial arts, also known as Kung Fu, have a long and rich history. Serving the purposes of fitness, self-defense, counterattack and strike, Kung Fu is still considered relevant in the modern world, famous for its cultural meanings and variations. Kung Fu also made China and many Chinese people well-known across the world. Kids who are still growing can benefit from practicing Kung Fu in conditioning the body as well as stabilizing mental and emotional states.
Chinese folk arts have always been famous for its diversity and rich history. Shadow play, paper cutting, textile arts, embroidery and dragon dance…each form of folk arts continues to be the inspiration of many modern arts and are still practiced today. Our students will learn about the various forms of folk arts and their history.
谈起丰富多彩，历史悠久的民间艺术，许多人都会津津乐道 – 皮影戏，剪纸，编织，绣花，狮子舞……每一种艺术都经过历史的沉淀，在中华文化中熠熠生辉。通过对中国民间艺术的讲解，孩子们会对各种艺术形式都有初步的了解。
Japanese Manga & Origami
Japanese manga industry has been enjoying rapid growth in the past ten years and manga benefits from its own unique cultural qualities. Origami comes from two Japanese words: ori (to fold) and kami (paper). Originated from the urge to create imaginary three-dimensional objects, Origami now becomes an enjoyment of art or even a symbol of peace and goodwill. We will provide our students the time and space to read a manga or create their origami art, which will be a great way to improve their self-control as well as mindfulness.
Chinese Tea Ceremony & Flower Arrangements
Tea is more than just a drink in the Chinese culture—it is also a spiritual enjoyment, a form of art or even a practice. Chinese Tea Culture has the influence coming from Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Similarly, Chinese flower arrangement is also a practice that calms the mind. Our students can learn about the Chinese Tea Culture and Flower Arrangement while they experience the mindfulness and have fun with hands-on activities of the cultural routines.