About Us

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.
 

History

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. 
 

                              Purpose

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  

   

                            Our Mission 

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.

   

     OBJECTIVES OF CAMP CHOSŎN 

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.

 

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