Camp Pride Korea

A Korean Culture Camp

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

Virtual Sessions

July 27-31


Boy looking at camera with a smile and and eating.    Two young girls in Korean hanbok traditional dresses.

Asian teens standing arm in arm with big smiles.


A week long day camp for Korean adoptees and their siblings ages 4 to 12th grade, to connect and bond with other adoptees; developing a stronger awareness and appreciation for their heritage and needed support system.

Registration is pending.

(More info coming soon.)



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 centred 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 2020 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.
  • NOTE:  You must fill out the volunteer form first to get your discount code/stipend before you register your child.  You will need the volunteer discount code for your child’s registration form.

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

  • $180.00 per camper for CAFFA members, an additional $10.00 for non CAFFA members.
  • Volunteer positions will also come on a first come basis. Please pay according to your first choice.  We will contact you if necessary.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first come basis, with priority given to applications where at least one parent volunteers five daysFind all the forms you need to register online here.
  • Or, mail your registration and check, made payable to CAMP PRIDE KOREA, by May 20, 2020 to Kristie Crandall, 703 N. Waiola Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526.  Download the mail-in registration form here.
  • There will be no refunds after June 1, 2020. You will incur a late fee of $35.00 on registrations received after June 1, 2020 and your registration may not be accepted due to capacity restrictions.
  • Please assume that you are registered for Camp Pride 2020 unless you hear otherwise.
  • Confirmation, volunteer assignments, and additional camp information will be sent via email by July 9, 2020.



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