Hip Wah is a day camp that runs four consecutive weeks each summer, starting in either the 3rd or 4th week of June. Campers attend for the entire 4-week duration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Their camp days are filled with hands-on activities where they experience Chinese culture and traditions through storytelling, music, cooking, language, arts and crafts, and more.
Campers are grouped into a core class based on grade level, and each class is named after the Chinese zodiac symbol closely associated with their birth year. In addition to learning Chinese culture and traditions, they also have experience music (choral for younger campers and Chinese traditional instruments for older campers), Mandarin, brush painting, and martial arts or lion dancing.
Campers are eligible for Hip Wah when they are a rising 1st grader. Hip Wah 2 and Hip Wah 3 campers are generally middle schoolers.
Extended Care is available at a nominal hourly rate starting at 7:45 a.m. and closing at 6 p.m Monday through Friday. Optional supplemental hour-long classes in the Mandarin language and Chinese instrumental music are also offered at the same nominal hourly rate Monday through Thursday. Enrollment in the optional supplemental classes is on a first-come, first-serve space availability basis.