Summer Camp 2017: Explore China in a Week!

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.

中华文化博大精深,源远流长。它的传承与发展在全世界占有举足轻重的地位。不管你又没有到过中国,在NeoPrime一周的夏令营,你会通过各种中国传统文化形式感悟到博大精深的中华文化。NeoPrime的宗旨就是让孩子 们通过学习中文语言和文化感受到中华文化的核心价值。

 

Chinese Calligraphy

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.

和中国汉字一样,中国书法通过其不朽的魅力屹立于世界文化瑰宝之巅。中国书法不仅是几千年劳动人民的智慧结晶,更是中国传统汉字书写的特有艺术。作为特殊的艺术形式,寄托着中华名族的艺术灵魂,中国书法无疑是中华文化传承和发展的重要载体。写毛笔字需要时间的沉淀,经历的投入,和思想的融合,对孩子修身养性有极大的帮助。

 

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.

中国武术具有悠久的历史,集健身,护体,防敌,制胜为一体,作为四大国粹之一在当今社会中别有风采。自唐宋过后,中国武术就因其文化底蕴丰富和种类繁多而名传四海,很多亚洲和西欧国家都是通过武术知道的中国。而练习中国武术对于正在成长的孩子们更是有增强心智和陶冶情操的益处。

 

Folk Arts

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.

日本的漫画产业在过去十年里可谓深得人心,其发展模式具有鲜明的民族特色。而手工折纸(Origami)来自于两个词:ori(折叠),和kami(纸)。最开始的折纸只是人们对物体形象的想象,现在发展到对艺术的享受,甚至是和平与善念的象征。让孩子们安静下来读一本感兴趣的漫画或者折纸,对其意志力的自控力有极大帮助。

 

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.

茶在中华文化中不仅仅是止渴的饮料,也是一种精神上的享受,是一种艺术,或是一种修身养性的手段。而茶道更是融合了道,儒,佛的宗教思想。同样的,插花也是一门修炼心境的艺术。中国作为东方式插花的起源国,有着深厚的文化底蕴。让孩子在嬉戏时也体验体验茶道和花道的艺术传承,对其身心成长和发展具有深远的影响。

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