Shandong Province is one of origin of the ancient Chinese civilization. This land not only has great rivers and high mountains, but it has also been important in Chinese history. There are many famous sites and historical monuments in Shandong, like the home country of Confucius and Mencius, Mount Tai and "City of Fountains" -Jinan. Tourists can be strongly impressed by rich cultures, such as visiting the palace of eastern civilization.
Summer Camp "In Search of Our Roots in China" is sponsored by the Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, and is undertaken by the offices Overseas Chinese affairs from each province or municipality directly under the central authority. The subject of this marked activity is "Chinese, Chinese culture, find the roots", and the camp will show the traditional Chinese culture to young overseas Chinese.
This Tai'an summer camp in Shandong will guide children to visit Mount Tai, the Baotu Fountain in Jinan and the Confucius Temple and Cemetery and the Kong Family Residence in Qufu. The goal is to give young people of Chinese descent a better understanding of Chinese culture and Chinese economic development, to strengthen their attachment to the homeland and the family, to strengthen their cultural identity and their pride for Chinese culture.
The Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Shandong Province, The San Jia Education Group
2018: July 14th - July 22nd
12--18 year olds
The camp promotes traditional Chinese good cultures through classes in Chinese, Chinese dance, calligraphy, martial arts, popular handicrafts, and advanced studies of overseas Chinese adolescents on traditional Chinese culture.
The camp encourages overseas Chinese adolescents to better understand China's historical and social development through visits to famous sites and historical monuments.
The camp gives Chinese teens a chance to communicate well with Canadian teenagers, deepen their friendships and showcase their talents during the time that participants study by participating in group activities with local students.
Summer Camp "Root-seeking journey in China" is guided by professional teachers who are in charge of sharing the latest news and photos from the summer camp. Register now!
number of admitted is 30 people, first come first served!
260 Canadian dollars (200 dollars if you are from Shandong)
Mount Tai is located in Tai'an City, in Shandong Province, it is one of the five sacred mountains of China. It is considered "the national mountain of China" or "the first mountain under the sky", or the East Mountain, because it is the most venerated mountain of the five sacred mountains. Since 1987, Mount Tai has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site as the world's first cultural and natural heritage site.
All things at the top of the mountain are transported from the foot of the mountain, so prices are expensive, and there are not enough stands in the mountains. Teachers will instruct children to prepare food and fruit well to regain strength at all times.
The Baotu Fountain is the symbol and sign of the city of Jinan, it has a reputation as "the first fountain under the sky". The Baotu Fountain, the thousand-foot Buddha Mountain and Daming Lake are the three beautiful historical sites of Jinan.
The Square of Quancheng is located in the city center, it is the central square of Jinan and also a modern multifunctional entertainment, reforestation and shop place. The square is in the center of the Baotu Fountain in the west, the thousand Buddhas Mountain in the south, the city moat to the north and the Liberation Pavilion to the east, so tourists can see all the most representative sites from Jinan from this place.
Daming Lake is one of the three beautiful historical sites of Jinan, it has a reputation of "the pearl of Jinan".
Qufu special food recommendation:Kongfu Feast, Smoked Toufu, Duck and Pegion, Dried rice with dried pork
The temple of Confucius is the temple to offer sacrifices to Confucius. He is a Chinese philosopher, politician and educator. The Confucius Temple, which has oriental architectural features, is an imposing architectural ensemble of Chinese antiquity. The temple of Confucius in Qufu is considered "a unique example" in the world architectural history, it is the world cultural heritage, one of the major historical and cultural sites protected at the national level. The Confucius Temple is listed in the three great architectural ensembles of Chinese antiquity together with the Forbidden City of Beijing and the Chengde Mountain Residence.
The residence of the Duke of Yansheng who had an interpretation of "the first family" was a classical noble residence of China. It was the residence where the Kong family lived for the long term, it is also the only residence of a Duke of the Ming Dynasty who still exists today. The Kong family's home is now World Cultural Heritage, one of the nationally protected major historical and cultural sites and scenic site of AAAAA.
Our children already feel strange about China after having lived abroad in the long run, but the one that flows in their bodies is still the blood of Chinese ethnicity, and the vast and deep Chinese culture is still their mental support . So our children from Chinese backgrounds need to know Chinese culture better and to increase their knowledge of traditional culture. We sincerely invite our cute kids to follow our steps this summer, go home and start a journey to find our roots.