Hip Wah runs four consecutive weeks each summer, generally starting at the end of June. Students attend for the entire duration. Their day at camp is filled with fun and hands-on activities where they experience Chinese culture and traditions through story telling, music, cooking, language, arts and crafts.
Children are grouped into a core class based on grade level, and each class is named after the Chinese zodiac symbol associated with the children’s birth year. Each class has a daily schedule of classes with program theme differences for Hip Wah students at the elementary school age, Hip Wah 2, and Hip Wah 3.
Core camp hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday with a morning recess break and a lunch break. Children may bring their own lunch or buy a hot lunch at a nominal fee. Hip Wah orders hot lunches from two local restaurants, one offering Chinese cuisine and the other offering pizzas and pastas.
Drop-off begins at 8:45 each morning. Extended care at a nominal hourly rate is available 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. The optional class for supplemental Mandarin language runs from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. for the younger campers and from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. for the older campers. The optional class for supplemental Chinese instrumental music runs from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. for students entering the 4th grade and up. Registration for extended care and the optional supplemental classes can be completed during the camp registration process. Enrollment in the optional supplemental classes is on a first-come, first-serve space availability basis.