Camp Choson is a Korean culture camp designed for Korean-American
children, youth and their families. Camp was originally started for Korean adoptees, but has grown to include Korean-Americans from all family backgrounds. Camp Choson is held annually,
typically over the Fourth of July week. Resident Camp (grades 7-11) is six days, while Day Camp (K-6 grade) is five days. Our current venue is Camp Lakamaga, a Girl Scout Camp near Forest
Lake Minnesota. More details about camp and the activities included in camp can be found under the Overview section.
Our history dates back to 1993 when a core group of parents
looking for a way to expose their children to Korean culture found such opportunities to be in short supply. These visionary parents started what is now a Korean culture camp that has served
more than 1000 children, helping them to find their roots in Korean traditions while blending in their American upbringing.
Camp Chosŏn is governed and sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Korean-American Cultural Society, a non-profit 501c-3 corporation, whose Board is composed of all volunteers. The primary purposes of the corporation are:
-To administer and sponsor Camp Chosŏn
-Promote parental involvement in the development of their children by providing opportunities for parent education and participation within its operations
-To promulgate healthy, strong relationships with other philosophically similar institutions
Camp Chosôn exists for the purpose of offering Korean-American youth, families,
and friends opportunities to develop friendships, discover new skills, build
respect for self, others and nature, and gain an appreciation for Korean culture.
To provide a fun, caring environment which fosters lifelong friendships
among the participants.
To encourage family participation so that lessons learned at camp can be
reinforced and incorporated into daily life at home.
To be a place where Korean-American youth, families, and friends feel
welcome to explore the identity issues of race, culture and adoption.
To teach Korean culture.