Kamp Kimchee 2023: July 10-14
Kamp Kimchee: Celebrating Korea and Adoption in Minnesota
An inclusive Korean Family Kamp focusing on self-esteem, family education, and common identity.
Kamp Kimchee, a fully inclusive culture camp in Crosslake, Minnesota, provides insight into Korean culture. The Kamp Kimchee experience goes beyond Korean language, art, music, and traditional Korean food. At Kamp Kimchee we strive to provide healthy connections and empowerment to children and families with Korean ties.
At its core, Kamp Kimchee is a Korean culture day camp designed for children adopted from Korea. Kamp Kimchee provides Korean-American children with a sense of common identity. It fosters positive self-esteem, and allows their families - siblings, parents, relatives, etc. - to connect with other transracial families. Throughout the years, our Kamp has hosted Korean adoptees, parents and siblings of adoptees, children of adoptees, and children with Korean heritage.
When, Where, & Who
Kamp Kimchee is a week-long family day camp held annually in Central Minnesota. Kamp is traditionally hosted the second week of July (Monday - Friday). Classes are offered for children ranging in age from 4 years old through 12th grade. Nursery services are available for younger siblings. Special daily programming is provided for Kamp parents. At Kamp Kimchee we welcome and encourage all siblings to participate in Kamp, even if they are not of Korean origin or adopted. We feel the experiences they have at Kamp will be invaluable when it comes to growing up in a transracial family.
A Kamp with a Purpose
Our all-volunteer effort at Kamp Kimchee strives to continue serving transracial Korean families. Our primary purpose is to encourage positive, supportive, and lasting relationships between Kampers, volunteers, and staff. We feel these relationships will allow families who are touched by transracial adoption to thrive. Our secondary purpose is to establish an appreciation for the Korean culture by creating an environment that encourages full family involvement.