summer program

For children who love to learn and be active

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about our summer program (pre-k to 5th grade)

Looking for a summer program to keep your kids active while keeping their minds stimulated? Our summer program incorporates science, mythology, traditional kung fu and lion dance everyday!

Children will be immersed in traditional cultural kung fu and lion dance class in the morning. This is where they will build discipline, learn how to control and move their body, and build physical and mental strength. In addition, there will be a lot of team building with their peers with a lot of fun group activites.

Later in the day, children will explore how science and mythology make sense of the Natural world. They will enjoy solving design challenges and sharing their understanding of how Nature works. Children will meet real animals and mythological ones.

Our summer camp is lead by Mr. Springer who is an experienced elementary school teacher teaching science in the Newton Public Schools for many years and now teaches Pre K to 5th grade in Boston Public Schools, with him are Hung Gar Kung Fu and Lion Dance Academy instructors who will serve as the summer program counselors.


If there are any questions about the summer program please email us at or call us at 978-656-1866.

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Our summer program runs on a weekly basis with different themes for science and mythology every week.

Typical Day (8:30am to 3:45pm):

8:30 Drop Off (please do not drop of children prior to this time)

9:00 Planning and Sharing Time/Theme Study Intro

9:15 Kung Fu/ Lion Dance Training

10:15 Snack (snack and drink included)

10:30 Activity Time

12:00 Half Day Dismissal/ Lunch (please pick up half day children by 12:15pm, if not picked up by that time fees will be incurred)

1:00 Mythology Theme Study

2:00 Science Theme Study

3:00. Planning and Sharing Time

3:30 Pick Up (please pick up by 3:45pm, if not picked up by that time fees will be incurred)


Planning and Sharing Time
Planning and Sharing Time is when we plan for or recap the entire day, so everyone is on the same page. It is also an opportunity for children to share parts of the day they especially enjoyed or the accomplishments they made. This time fosters unity and friendship as a group.
Kung Fu and Lion Dance Training
Your children are immersed in a rich cultural and traditional experience learning kung fu and lion dance. While kung fu and lion dance are fun, exciting, and dynamic activities, little will they know they will learn much more than just that. Here they will learn how to move their bodies accurately and control and balance their movements and strength. They will build self-confidence and discipline while fostering bonds with their peers. There will be group activities where they will work on teamwork, respect, and learn to be selfless. They will learn self and team perseverance. Kung fu and lion dance works to strengthen one's mind, body, and spirit, while, hopefully, creating life long friendships.
Theme Study
Your children will be discovering mythological creatures and exploring natural sciences. Filled with visuals and interactive, engaging activities such as creating their own ecosystems, designing a Mars base, or maybe even having the opportunity to meet a Leopard Gecko, there are exciting activities throughout every week. Our teacher, Mr. Springer, has been teaching for many years in Newton and Boston Public Schools, and his lessons incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Learning. He is always striving to provide the students with an entertaining, engaging, and educational Theme Study every time.


Theme Study Topic Schedule for 2020:

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Theme Study Topic
Week 1: June 22-26
Animals & Habitats
Meet the Chinese Zodiac Animals
Explore adaptations and basic needs; Design a Zoo Exhibit
Week 2: June 29-July 3

Underwater Worlds
Meet the Naga from India
Explore saltwater and freshwater ecosystems; Design a Submarine

Week 3: July 6-10

Meet the Asian Dragon
Explore the creatures of the past; Design a Dinosaur

Week 4: July 13-17

Meet the Asian Dragon II
Explore the water cycle and earth science; Design a Water Purifier

Week 5: July 20-24

Buildings & Structures
Meet the Chinese Lion
Explore Architecture and Engineering; Design towers and bridges

Week 6: July 27-31

Outer Space
Meet the Fenghuang, a celestial bird
Explore our solar system; Design a Mars Base

Week 7: Aug 3-7

Light & Sound
Meet the Chi lin, the Chinese unicorn
Explore the physics of energy; Design a communications sender

Week 8: Aug 10-14

Meet the Kappa from Japan
Explore this fascinating class of vertebrates; Design a new reptile

Week 9: Aug 17-21

Meet the Three Legged Money Toad
Explore this wonderful class of vertebrates; Design a tadpole farm

*Hung Gar Kung Fu and Lion Dance Academy Summer Program reserves the right to make adaptations and changes to the schedule


If there are any questions about the summer program please email us at or call us at 978-656-1866.

About our Summer ProgramSchedulestaffFees and Registration





Summer Program Head Counselor: Mr. Springer

Mr. Springer has lived a life of teaching from his former days as a Newton Public School teacher teaching science and history to countless of fifth-grade classes, to now teaching science in a Boston Public School for grades Pre-K through 5th grade. Mr. Springer's life is dedicated to teaching and to his students, which makes him a key component of our summer program.

He has explored various exciting places in the world, such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, touched Stonehenge in England, gazed at a sunset in Santorini, Greece, and counted the terracotta warriors in Xi’an, China. With each place he goes, he takes a little piece back with him and a wealth of knowledge to share with his students.

On his off time, you can find him with his son exploring museums, watching nature, or even at the kung fu school. He is often taking time to take care of the various amphibians and fishes he has at home.

Mr. Springer is devoted to each and every student that comes to our summer program. He hopes he can help foster a passion for learning for everyone and seeks to provide a unique, enjoyable, and educational experience for all that come to our summer program.


Summer Program Counselor: Chris Huynh

Chris Huynh is an upcoming senior at Metheun High. He has been a member of the kung fu school since he was a child and has always enjoyed lion dancing and kung fu to this day. You can find Chris leading Kids Class with Kenny on the weekend and always takes the time to be caring and thoughtful with all the kids. Often Other than kung fu and lion dance, Chris enjoys playing volleyball and basketball not only recreationally but competitively too! Chris is a dedicated and hard worker and enjoys watching and helping the students grow at our school.


Summer Program Counselor: Kenny Li

Kenny Li has been with the school for over five years and has been a dedicated student. Recently he has been helping Chris lead the Kids Class on weekends and has been helping the students achieve their milestones! Kenny is an accomplished academic student at North Quincy High School and is often pushing himself to excel in his classes and even being part of the National Honor Society.


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fees and registration

Enrollment is open until June 1st, 2020. Any interest in enrollment after June 1st, 2020 please contact us.


Full Day (8:30am to 3:30pm): $380 per 1 week session
Half Day (8:30am to 12:00pm): $240 per 1 week session



If a sibling signs up or you sign up for two weeks or more:

5% off (½ Day:$228 Full Day:$361)

Current students since 2019: 10% off (½ Day:$216 Full Day:$342)

If both discounts apply to you: (½ Day:$204 Full Day:$323)


Full Payment is due at time of registration

Please mail or drop off (Saturdays 3pm to 7pm) forms at:

Hung Gar Kung Fu and Lion Dance Academy

53 Franklin St, Quincy MA 02169


Please make sure to fill out forms completely and read entirely:

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If there are any questions about the summer program please email us at or call us at 978-656-1866.

About our Summer ProgramSchedulestaffFees and Registration