What is the purpose of Camp Pride Korea?
- Have fun and build relationships with other Korean adoptees and their siblings
- Develop awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Korean culture
- Develop awareness and appreciation of the contributions of Korean culture to our past and present society
- To enhance self-esteem as a member of an adoptive family
- To provide a friendly, supportive, and positive atmosphere for all participants
What would my child do at camp?
Camp has been modified for the 2021 season due to the pandemic. See our FAQ’s on this page.
Traditionally, when we are not in a pandemic, Camp Pride looks like this. For five days children ages Pre K to 12th grade are together with other Korean adoptees and their families learning about the culture by preparing food and dining on a different traditional Korean lunch prepared onsite daily serving some of the most popular dishes. The children create a daily art project often reflective of the Lunar New Year zodiac signs and many other key elements of the culture. Children have their choice of attending daily fan dancing or tae kwon do classes. Older children also learn to play traditional Korean drums. They are provided tools to learn key phrases and the Korean alphabet, while listening to traditional stories and fables handed down for generations by our beloved storyteller. High-school aged campers attend a variety of community and Korean related field-trips that culminate with an overnight sleepover. At the end of camp children present their projects, dances, and performances to parents. Together the campers and parent learn and find comaraderie from this larger community of fellow Korean adoptee families.
How is Camp Pride Korea managed and operated?
Camp is run by parent volunteers under the direction of the steering committee and the coordinators. Parents will find volunteering a valuable experience – learning about Korea including food, art, culture and traditions, experiencing the Korean community with other parents and opportunities to escort high-schooler field-trips, etc. An additional stipend will be granted to the steering committee, coordinators, teachers, and other volunteers. All volunteers will receive a Camp shirt for volunteering five days. Additional shirts may be purchased.