Camp Pride Korea 2018

May you place your feet in the old world and the new
Draw strength and wisdom from both
and know a great wonder

Korean Flag

July 23rd through July 27th 2018

9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
(Monday check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m.)
HanMee Presbyterian Church, 1149 West Bloomingdale Road, Itasca, Illinois 60143

Registration is in the process until we reach 150 camp

What is Camp Pride Korea?

  • A day camp with programs for children from preschool through 12th grade
  • A camp for Korean adoptees and siblings
  • A camp managed and operated by parent volunteers
  • A camp with opportunities for cultural and personal connections for families


What do the participants do at Camp?

Participate in age appropriate activities centered on Korean culture and opportunities for building friendships. Activities include:

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


How do the high school campers spend their time at Camp?

In the interest of keeping our high school program fresh and relevant, the experiences vary from year to year.  Decisions are based on numbers, availability of venues, past experiences, and needs of families. Our 2018 program will offer:

  • A lock-in on Thursday evening from 2:00 p.m. until Friday at noon.
  • Contemporary and Traditional Korean culture experiences
  • Share their camp experience through a creative group project
  • Opportunities to connect with peers and adult adoptees

The campers will be transported by a professional bus company for any field trips.  Adult volunteers will accompany the high school campers on all field trips.  Additional fees for high school campers will cover transportation and off site activities.  Details regarding the high school itinerary, fees and permission forms will be sent in a separate e-mail.


What is my role as a parent?

  • Volunteer! Volunteer!  Volunteer!
  • Support your campers by encouraging their participation in all activities!
  • Spread the word about Camp Pride with other adoptive families
  • Read the list of volunteer opportunities; Help is needed before, during, and after the week.


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 with other parents, meet Korean staff, and more.
  • You will receive a stipend to offset the cost of camp and a t-shirt for volunteering five days.


What are the fees for Camp and how do I register?

  • $175.00 per camper for CAFFA members, an additional $10.00 for non CAFFA members.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first come basis, with priority given to applications where at least one parent volunteers five days
  • Volunteer positions will also come on a first come basis. Please pay according to your first choice.  We will contact you if necessary.
  • Mail your registration and check, made payable to CAMP PRIDE KOREA, by May 20, 2018 to Michelle Johns at 222 E Carpenter Drive, Palatine, IL. 60067.
  • There will be no refunds after June 1, 2017. You will incur a late fee of $35.00 on registrations received after June 1, 2017 and your registration may not be accepted due to capacity restrictions.
  • Please assume that you are registered for Camp Pride 2018 unless you hear otherwise.
  • Confirmation, volunteer assignments, and additional camp information will be sent via email by July 9, 2018.