K.A.M.P. (Korean Adoption Means Pride)
July 7 – July 9, 2017
Hidden Acres Camp and Conference Center, Dayton, Iowa
KAMP is a 2 1/2 day long camp for Korean adoptees and their families. KAMP is sponsored by Iowans for International Adoption (IIA), a non-profit organization with members in Iowa and surrounding states who have adopted children internationally.
KAMP provides fun and enjoyment for the entire family. Toddlers and pre-school children meet to play together each day. Young people from kindergarten through high school are exposed to Korean culture through music, dance, language, etiquette, and games. Parents are not left out of KAMP activities. Every year there are speaker sessions about Korea, travel, and topics relating to adoption, and Korean cooking. In addition, parents have the opportunity to share their experience with others who have also been blessed by adoption.
KAMP helps children understand their heritage and it builds friendships that will last a lifetime. During the camp, Korean culture classes are taught to all the campers. These classes include:
- Korean Cooking;
- Korean Dancing;
- Korean Language;
- Tae Kwon Do; and
- Korean Arts and Crafts.
Some festivities during KAMP include a cook-out, carnival for children through 5th grade, a middle school game night, teen party, tae kwon do demonstrations, Mom’s Night Out with the Hanji Crew, and a closing ceremonies banquet which includes Korean dance and drum performances.
The IIA Board is pleased to announce the following rates for KAMP participants:
KAMP Fee: $85 per child
COOP Fee for Toddlers/Pre-schoolers: $20 per child
Family KAMP Fee: $50 per family
IIA Dues: $30 per family
Hidden Acres Fees
For Thursday arrivals, the rates for room and board include lodging from Thursday – Sunday and include all meals from Thursday supper through Sunday lunch (with the exception of the Korean lunch). For Friday arrivals, the rates for room and board include lodging from Friday – Sunday and include all meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch (with the exception of the Korean lunch). Children under the age of three do not incur room and board charges. Please note the Welcome Center lodging option is only available for Friday arrivals. KAMP registration will be 9-11 Friday morning.
A complete schedule will be available summer 2017.