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All Roads Lead to China from Confucius Institute's Summer Camps University News
For release: April 13, 2010

For press information, contact Riki Jackson, 901-678-3166

The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis (CIUM) will partner with local schools to host the second annual Chinese summer immersion camps in June and July. The “All Roads Lead to China” camps will feature enrichment activities focusing on the Chinese language and culture. These will include abacus training, Chinese and American sports, calligraphy, culinary arts, dancing, painting, Mandarin Chinese language lessons, Tai Chi, and Wushu. There will also be presentations from special guest performers.

The camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-15. Scholarships are available for students who qualify.

Downloadable registration forms for the All Roads Lead to China camps are available online at www.memphis.edu/cium

The camp schedules and locations are:

June 1-4, St. Mary’s Episcopal School, 901-537-1482, www.stmarysschool.com

June 7-11, Lausanne Collegiate School, 901-474-1000, www.lausanneschool.com

June 14-18, St. George’s Independent School, 901-261-2323, www.sgis.org

June 21-25, Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School, 901-378-2685, www.gslschool.org

June 28-July 2, Hutchison School, 901-761-2220, www.hutchisonschool.org

July 12-16, also at Hutchison School

For more information, call the CIUM at 901-678-3166 or contact the individual schools.

The Confucius Institute is a non-profit, public institute with the goal of promoting Chinese language and culture and supporting local Chinese teaching internationally through affiliated Confucius Institutes around the globe.

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