Young children playing traditional Korean drums.

Welcome to Camp Pride Korea 2023

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. Join us this year the week of July 17!

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 2023, Pre-K through 8th grade day campers will attend five days. 
  • In 2023, 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 

Monday – Friday

July 17 – 21

8:45 am to 2:00 pm

For High School Campers

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 19–21

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 2023, the High School schedule will include three evenings of field trips, outings, and a sleepover. The 2023 agenda will be finalized in May. Here is a typical schedule.

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 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?

  • 2023 Pre-K through 8th grade 5-day camp is $235 per camper.
  • 2023 High School camp is $120 per camper.
  • 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)
  • Partially sponsored by a grant from Overseas Korean Foundation (OKF)

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Draw strength and wisdom from both
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