Pre-K through 8th Grade (5-day camp is back!)
July 17 – 21
8:45 to 2:00 p.m.
REGISTER FOR PK-8th GRADE HERE!
For High School Campers
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 19, 20, and 21
Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Friday Sleepover 6:00 p.m. to Saturday 10:00 a.m.
REGISTER FOR HIGH SCHOOL CAMP HERE!
A camp for Korean adoptees, their siblings, and children of Korean adoptees ages preschool through 12th grade. An opportunity for campers to meet and bond with other adoptees; develop a connection, stronger awareness, and appreciation for their heritage.
What is Camp Pride Korea?
- A daytime camp with 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.
- In 2023, Pre-K through 8th grade will attend five days. High school camp will be held three evenings and include a sleepover.
What do the participants do at Camp?
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
- 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?
For 2023, the High School schedule will include three evenings of field trips, outings and a sleepover. The 2023 agenda will be finalized in May.
The 2022 agenda included:
- Wednesday: Top Golf
- Thursday: Dinner and Karaoke
- Friday: Bonfire and Sleepover
- Saturday: Pickup at 10:00 a.m.
In the interest of keeping our high school program fresh and relevant, decisions are based on number of campers, availability of venues, past experiences, and family needs.
High School campers would need to obtain their own transportation. Most outings are in the general direction of HanMee Church in Itasca, Illinois. Many parents carpool. For out-of-town guests, there is a hotel, Eaglewood Resort across the street from the Friday night sleepover venue.
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 adoptee 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 with other parents, befriend other Koreans, 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?
- 2023 Pre-K through 8th grade 5- day camp is $235.
- 2023 High School camp is $120 per camper.
- Scholarships are available.
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).
- Partially sponsored by a grant from Overseas Korean Foundation (OKF).
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Draw strength and wisdom from both
and know a great wonder.