Summer Camps

Since 2017, Stepping Stones has been collaborating with the Youth League to provide safe, stimulating summer camps for children whose parents both need to work in Huacao Township, Minhang Shanghai.

As well as delivering our regular English and digital literacy lessons to the children, our summer camps offer a whole range of other activities, including arts and crafts, reading, music, drama, science, geography, dance, environment and board games, providing an 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.


Key information

Schedule: July and August, Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.30
Classes: 30 – 40 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 2019, volunteers from Google, Target and PwC joined us to teach various lessons to the children. Teaching Nomad and Disney English continued to provide our students with fun English lessons throughout the summer months.


Get involved!

Teaching Other Subjects – Summer Camps

Overview: Summer Camp volunteers teach classes in Chinese in a variety of subjects, including arts and crafts, reading, music, drama, science, board games, dance and environment, providing a very enriching experience for disadvantaged children in Shanghai between the ages of 6 and 12.

Time commitment: Minimum of at least 4 weeks during the summer (July and August). Volunteers are expected to commit to one day per week (including commute and lesson preparation time).

Requirements:Fluent or native level of Chinese. Enjoy interacting with children.

To select this role, during registration please type “Teaching Other Subjects – Summer Camps” in the box Other information you would like to share with us or preferred program..

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