summer camp

China Summer Camp

U-Motion is an international youth leadership and cultural camp organized by IDEAS Camp Education and UWC Changshu China. It is an international summer camp with English as the main language of instruction. Campers come from all over the world with different personalities, passions and cultures.

Within 15 days, campers will closely relate their personal growth, education and social needs to the world development and to take the first step to realize their dreams.

Based on the philosophy of science education, U-Motion International Youth Camp is designed to guide campers to learn not only learning skills but also necessary living skills. Campers will take adventurous challenges during their time in the camp and learn skills which could possibly benefit them for their whole life, making them the potential young leaders in the near future.


As a professional and international camp education organization, IDEAS Camp serves children from 5 to 18 years old with highly qualified camp education courses and activities. IDEAS aims at cultivating youth with the learning abilities and living capacity required by the 21st century through education innovation.

Based on the objective of improving the cross-cultural communications among teenagers through camp education, thus, making them world citizens with global outlook, IDEAS started China‘s very first camp education research center and cooperates with camps from 20 countries all over the globe.

UWC Changshu China

Discover in this video the accommodation and location of the summer camp.


Ready for Your College

2018 U-Motion IDEAS International Youth Camp provides young people with a unique and immersive learning environment that promotes participants to develop a healthy lifestyle. Experience the world’s leading teaching philosophy,preview university life, and gain valuable experiences that universities value.

Ready for Your Career

Your vision sets your path for where you will go, and your resource determines how much you can achieve. People you share these experiences with can be your potential partners in the future. Our 2018 International Youth Camp is a platform for you to meet global talents. Communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds who bring different ideas with them, and increase your talented friends circle.

Ready for Your Life

How do we define success? In which ways do we live our lives? What actions do we take that give us a feeling of fulfilment? 2018 U-Motion IDEAS International Youth Camp challenges definitions of success and places participants in roles where they continue to reflect on the choices they make in their lives.

Daily Schedule


Changshu Challenge

Campers will come to Changshu, a famous city with more than 3000 years of history, and visit historic sites,including Square Tower, Tomb of Yanzi, Ancient City Wall, the Yan Park, etc.,to build a better understanding of the cities of the Wu Yue area. Campers will also experience characteristic Chinese cultural activities including tea ceremony, Chinese zither, calligraphy, tai chi, etc. Campers will participate in the Changshu Challenge in teams and these teams will compete to answer questions about the city along the way.

Yushan Mountain Challenge

Yushan Mountain, also known as Wumushan Mountain in ancient times, is located in the northwestern part of Changshu City. It is south to the Yangtse River, north to the Shanghu Lake, and bounded by the Changshu National Forest Park. Campers will hike on the mountain and visit scenic sites such as the Xingfu Temple built in the Qi Liang period in the Southern dynasty, the Weimo Villa, the Dan Gui Park, the Sword Gate, the Canghai Temple, etc. At Yushan Mountain, campers can immerse themselves in the relaxing lifestyle described in an ancient Chinese poem: raindrops drift through the lake riding the wind, stream and clouds meander across trees. Free from noises and heat, with wine and breeze, we adore the Yushan Mountain from our window seats.

Chinese Culture

The ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius advocated for“the classical six arts”, the earliest holistic educational theory and experiential learning practice. The Six Arts, including mannerism, music, archery, riding, writing and math, can be dated back to the Zhou Dynasty, around 1046 B.C. At 2018 U-Motion camp, campers will develop a deep understanding in Chinese traditional education through experiencing the Six Arts via experiential learning methodologies.

Human Library

“Human Library”is a reading concept that originated from Copenhagen, Denmark. t “Human Library”, “readers” could talk to “human books” to broaden their horizon. Campers will engage in face-to-face, campers will engage in face-to-face dialogues with“human books”and gain insights from these role models.

World Cafe

U-Motion campers from diverse backgrounds now face a world full of global challenges, such as energy crisis, environmental degradation and safety threats shared by all human beings. At World Café, youths of different historical, cultural, economic and political backgrounds contribute and exchange their ideas on these issues. We are excited to hear your ideas!

Talent Show

Talent show is a party that belongs to the campers solely. If you want to show off your talents in playing a musical instrument, dancing, singing, or doing a stand-up comedy, we are all ears! Whatever your talent is, you are always welcomed on the stage and celebrate the occasion with your U-Motion family.

City Flash

Campers will rehearse a dance together throughout the 14-day camp. The night before the close ceremony, U-Motion campers will put on a flash mob dance on the busiest pedestrian street in Changshu City. The dance will be a wonderful nale where young campers could show their passion to the world.

Dates and Prices

The camp welcomes youth from 15th to 28th of July in UWC China Campus, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China
The total cost is 3500USD, excluded transportation (flight tickets, coach) and personal consumption during the camp period.

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