Summit Christian Academy recently welcomed two groups of 12- to-16-year-old Chinese students to the United States as the school held its inaugural English Immersion Camp.
Partnering with Ken Kong — director of world class in Shenzhen, China — and Peter Freund — director of Undertree Lodge in Colorado — the Chinese students spent a few days in San Francisco before coming to Lee’s Summit.
SCA faculty members Andrea Gillespie and Michael Mayor led the students in English classes, collaborative projects, and fun interactive learning.
This included virtual reality glasses, taking on roles at the Truman Library’s White House Decision Center, working as a team to create a not-for-profit, and participating in a service project. Students also got to visit iconic places in the Kansas City area including Union Station and the WWI museum, and enjoyed activities including iFly indoor skydiving and The Exit Room.
SCA’s vision is to equip world changers through a global perspective in the classroom and school life played out as recent graduates Abigail Woodall and Ean Collins were student leaders.
“The English Immersion Camp was a beautiful picture of so many people from teachers, to students, to local families, to the camp participants themselves who came together to build up students and encourage a heart for those whom God has a heart for... people around the world,” said Camp Director Krystal Dunahee.