Young children playing traditional Korean drums.

Welcome to Camp Pride Korea 2024

A Korean culture camp for Korean adoptees, their siblings, and children of Korean adoptees ages preschool through 12th grade.

Camp Pride Korea is an annual opportunity for campers to meet and bond with other adoptees and families touched by adoption; develop a connection, stronger awareness, and appreciation for their heritage.

What is Camp Pride Korea?

  • A camp for adoptees, their siblings, and children of Korean adoptees.
  • A camp managed and operated by parent volunteers.
  • A camp with opportunities for cultural and personal connections for families touched by adoption.
  • In 2024, Pre-K through 8th grade day campers will attend two days and a Saturday family picnic. 
  • In 2024, High School Camp will be held three evenings and include a sleepover the last evening.

What do the participants do at the Day Camp?

The day campers participate in traditional Korean age-appropriate cultural activities and build friendships with other adoptees and adoptee families. Preschool through 8th grade activities typically include:

  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Korean Drums
  • Calligraphy
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Korean Cooking
  • Korean Stories, Legends and Folktales
  • Korean Language
  • Outdoor Time

Pre-K through 8th Grade 

Thursday and Friday, July 18 – 19

8:45 am to 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 a.m. – Family Picnic

For High School Campers

Wednesday – Friday, and Saturday July 17–20

Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Friday Sleepover 6:00 pm to Saturday 10:00 am

Frequently asked questions

How do the high schoolers spend their time at camp?

For 2024, the High School schedule will include two evenings of outings and a sleepover.

What is my role as a parent for Day Camp PreK-8?

  • Volunteer!  Volunteer!  Volunteer!
  • Support your campers by encouraging their participation in all activities. 
  • Spread the word about Camp Pride with other families.

Why is volunteering important?

  • Camp Pride depends entirely on parent volunteers and volunteers from the Korean-American community.  
  • Volunteering provides opportunities to learn about Korea, share and befriend with other parents, Korean volunteers, and so much more. The campers love seeing their parents volunteering throughout the week.
  • Pre-K through 8th grade camp volunteer positions are on a first come, first serve basis. To volunteer please contact camp here.

What are the per camper fees?

  • 2024 Pre-K through 8th grade is $150 per camper. (Picnic included for day campers. Additional $32 per family member)
  • 2024 High School camp is $120 per camper. (Picnic is additional $32 per person for High Schoolers.)
  • Scholarships are available. 

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Camp Pride is a not-for-profit project: 

  • In partnership with Chicago Area Families for Adoption (CAFFA)
  • In partnership and with support from Korean Adoptees of Chicago (KAtCH)

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