What is Camp Pride Korea?
Camp Pride Korea is a day camp with classes for children from 4 years old through 12th grade. Classes are available for Korean adoptees, their siblings, and children of Korean adoptees. Camp offers a week of exciting, fun, and age-appropriate activities.
Camp Pride strives to offer culture and community for the entire family. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate by taking on a volunteer role. There is a wide range of opportunities for parents to participate as a volunteer before, during, and after camp. Parents who have been a part of Camp have built lasting friendships with other families and have seen the importance of their children connecting with other Korean adoptees and adoptee families.
As one of our regular volunteers shared, “There is nothing quite like it. It’s a valuable experience for all of us – it’s become a summer tradition that we simply don’t miss.“
High School camp is shorter. How do they spend their time at camp?
Campers entering 9th through 12th grade are welcome to join a fun and exciting week of Korean culture, food, field-trips, and friends. In the interest of keeping our high school program fresh and relevant, the experiences vary from year to year. Decisions are based on many factors, including the number of campers, availability of venues, past experiences, and the needs of families. The program will include visiting locations that offer teens the opportunity to experience Korean culture first hand. Several adult volunteers will accompany the high school campers on any and all field trips.
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 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.
Can I volunteer at camp?
Absolutely. Camp is run by volunteers and it is those people who keep this camp going. There are many different positions you can volunteer for such as cooking in the kitchen, playground supervisor, class leader, camp photographer, camp shopper, or help run our camp store only to mention a few. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.