Since 2017, in order to provide a safe place and academic stimulation to disadvantaged children while exploring new hobbies and activities during the summer, Stepping Stones runs full-time daily summer camps in Shanghai. More than 150 Children and hundreds of volunteers have joined this program so far.
As well as delivering our regular English and digital literacy lessons to the children, our summer camps offer a whole range of new classes, including arts and crafts, reading, music, drama, dance, environment and board games, providing a very enriching experience for the children. Classes are taught by trained volunteers. You can check out one of the videos for our summer 2018 closing ceremony here.
Schedule: July and August
Classrooms & children: Around 30 disadvantaged children per class
Training & support provided by Stepping Stones
Location: Community centers located in Minhang (Huacao), Shanghai.
Corporate & Student Partners
Every year, we welcome many corporate and student groups to contribute to our summer camps. In 2018, volunteers from Google, Target and Porsche joined us to teach arts and crafts to the children, and employees of the Bank of Communications and Prudential taught the children the basics of personal financial management through fun board games. Teaching Nomad and Disney English continued to provide our students with fun English lessons throughout the summer months, Aboro Academy and Fitness Monster gave the children essential and fun physical exercise, and Yakult treated the kids to an outing to their factory.