Junior High (6th - 8th grade)

The Junior High Program is designed for children who have completed grades 6-8.

The transition to middle school is definitely a big–and scary–step on the road to maturity. At TANG, the program directors and counselors work tirelessly to create programs for the campers to explore this new chapter in their life.

The Junior High Program boasts some of the most exciting activities and insightful small group sessions. Two JH counselors will lead a small group of 5-8 campers, which allows for the ideal environment to explore the conference’s theme, Taiwanese culture, and most importantly, themselves.
The typical day for a JH TANGer begins with waking up bright and early to have breakfast at 7am. After the delicious and nutritious meal, the JH counselors have plenty of morning activities prepared to energize the campers for the fun-filled day to come! Each day varies in its activities, but it typically consists of workshops and small group sessions that allow campers to reflect on the theme and how it relates to their own lives.

Activities range from inspiring speaker sessions to fantastically fun games (like the TANG Olympics!) to play with friends, both new and old. The JH campers also get the chance to work together and learn the importance of collaboration to create a performance at TANG’s very own talent show, Taiwan Night!

The day sadly ends with an enforced 11:00PM curfew. It is important that the campers get their rest in order to be ready for another exciting day at TANG!

Looking for more details?

Check out our sample itinerary below for a glimpse into the overall program structure.

Our creative program team will continue to change up specific activities each year, keeping our events fresh and engaging for both new and returning children.

2:00 PM – 6:00PM: Registration

Check in! Welcome new members and re-connect with returning participants.

6:00 PM – 7:00PM: Dinner
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: TANG Opening Ceremony
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Welcome to the Junior High Program!
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Small Group

Meet your fellow participants in your small group and come up with a group name!

11:00 PM: Curfew
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: No More Zzz’s

Start the day off with some group stretches and exercises.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Who Can Build the Tallest Taipei 101?

Split off in your small groups on a teamwork activity to build the tallest Taipei 101 with limited supplies. Which 101 can withstand the wind created by our staff?!

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Small Group

Break into your small groups to discuss the challenges and strengths of the construction process.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Taiwan Night Brainstorm

Brainstorm with your fellow peers what Junior High will be showing off at Taiwan Night!

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Counselor Workshops

Rotate through some creative workshops created by your very talented counselors.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Taiwan Night Practice

Continue refining your Taiwan Night Act!

3:30PM – 5:00 PM: Scavenger Hunt

Bond with your small group through a series of scavenger hunt esque challenges.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Fashion Show Challenge

Create the latest runway model looks for your counselors while learning about the top Taiwanese American designers.

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Small Group Discussion
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM:
Taiwan Night Practice

Continue refining the Taiwan Night Performance.

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Free Time
11:00 PM: Lights Out! Bed Time
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: No More Zzz’s

Start the day off with some group stretches and exercises.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Coin Activity
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Small Group

Break into your small groups to discuss the challenges and strengths of the construction process.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Taiwan Night Practice

Brainstorm with your fellow peers what Junior High will be showing off at Taiwan Night!

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30PM – 1:30 PM: Tank & Driver

Play a beloved TANG classic outdoor game.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Small Group

Learn about Taiwanese food and landmarks through hands on activities.

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Interprogramming and Waterballoons

Come together with all the TANG programs for an inter-programming game and waterballoon fight.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: TANG Wide Group Photos

Take individual program photos and TANG wide photo.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Taiwan Night Practice

Continue refining the Taiwan Night Performance.

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Taiwan Night!

Time to show off the hard practiced Dance and Skits to all of TANG.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Nightmarket and TANG Dance
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: TANG Closing Ceremony

Watch all your memories from this past weekend through our slideshow!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Clean Up and Pack
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
See you at next year’s TANG!