A Day at Kamp Kimchee

A typical kamp day at Kamp Kimchee is filled with excitement, energy, and the sharing of Korean culture. Regularly scheduled days are held Monday through Thursday, with Friday ending in a Heritage Festival.

Classes and After Kamp Fun

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Daily Classes:

  • Korean Art
  • Recreation
  • Korean Culture & Language
  • Taekwondo
  • Korean Music and Dance
  • Korean Drums
  • Self Esteem

After Kamp Fun:

Monday:

Melon Bar Mixer

Tuesday:

Ice Cream Social & Lawn Games

Thursday:

Talent Show

Friday:

Heritage Festival

What About Food?

Traditional food

Of course, no camp called Kamp Kimchee would be complete without Kimchee! Each day, Kampers are served a traditional Korean lunch prepared fresh on-site. During lunch time, Kampers are also able to visit the North Gate Market (Kamp Store) to purchase fun snacks and gift items.

Parents Matter Too!

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While children are attending classes each day, parents are invited and encouraged to attend special programming designed specifically for them to connect with other adoptive parents. These informal workshops are much like support groups, offering education on many topics that affect parents who are part of a transracial family. Our parent programming is designed to help parents on how to aid their child and entire family in becoming a strong support system for one another.

Friday’s Korean Heritage Festival

Student doing taekwondo

The last day of Kamp Kimchee is capped off with a closing ceremony that we refer to as the Korean Heritage Festival. The day begins with condensed morning classes followed by a special Korean lunch. Tickets for friends and relatives who would like to have lunch are available for purchase. The afternoon’s Heritage Festival highlights various events of the week. Starting at 1:30pm, Kampers perform traditional Korean songs, dances, and TaeKwonDo. This event is free and open to the general public.

Please contact us for additional information about our Korean Heritage Festival.

Going Beyond the Education

Kamp Kimchee is more than just a place for Korean-transracial adoptee children to learn about their Korean heritage. Kamp gives them a chance to be with other Korean adoptees that have similar multi-cultural families. Kamp gives them the opportunity to be seen as the majority, something our Kampers may not experience in their hometowns. The relationships that emerge are strong, and the empowering feeling is long-lasting.

Off-Site Activities

Our 7th -12th grader Kampers typically spend the afternoons off-site, taking part in various age-appropriate activities to help build healthy relationships, self-esteem, and build teamwork. Past activities have included a high ropes course, bowling, go-karting, mini-golf, river tubing, canoeing, bicycling, and an afternoon at the beach. The activities vary each year.

A Note About Lodging

Kamp families are responsible for obtaining their own lodging during the Kamp week. Kamp negotiates a block of rooms at one hotel where the Staff, Mentors, and any Kamp families that wish to, can stay. There are also many campgrounds, resorts and other hotels in the area.