Chinese Family Camp

It’s a great camp for us all!

Our 2020 Midwest Chinese Family Camp session will be a great, GREAT


Our first ever online session of Chinese Family Camp!

And it's FREE!

Click here for the VCFC Schedule

Click here for a VCFC registration form

And, join us at one of our upcoming VCFC Intro Sessions. Get your questions answered and visit with CFC alumni and new campers, advice for the lovelorn, etc., etc. 

We may also be using these sessions for trial runs of some of the activities that we will be running during the week of VCFC.

Join any of these sessions. Send an email to

You will receive an email invitation containing Zoom webinar/teleconference information.

Schedule of VCFC Intro Sessions:

Every Wednesday from 8-9pm CT

June 24,  July 1, 8, 15

 You may be asking: "What is Midwest Chinese Family Camp?"

Look! Here's a video!

Click here for the CFC 60th Anniversary Reunion and Camp Session photo album

Our multi-family, multi-state, multi-generational, multi-media, multi-ethnic camp has been running continually since 1958, though we have been able to trace our ancestral camp roots back to the Tang Dynasty (a dynasty also famous for its invention of a popular and refreshing orange flavored beverage) What keeps us going is the strong relationships we've built, a major dose of fun, and committed leaders and volunteers! We bid a hearty 非常感谢你! and 再见! to Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort in Nappanee, Indiana, after our 11 years there. In 2020, we are very excited to have an ENTIRELY VIRTUAL CAMP! Online! Do all the things we do at camp, from the comfort of your own home! You can wear pajamas all day!  Check out the latest news here Some of our original camper families will continue to attend, as will some of their children and grandchildren, and even a few great-grandchildren! We also are delighted to have a strong and consistently jubilant contingent of families with adopted Chinese children who have grown up with the camp over the last decade. As in the past, one of the primary goals of Camp is to provide a safe and fun-filled environment where every child can build a healthy, strong and positive self-image in the company of other Chinese Americans. We form deep, decades long friendships among all generations as families and individuals return year after year, and new campers join us for a week of fun!

Educational and Fun Activities

Camp activities include: Chinese arts and crafts, Chinese language and culture instruction, swimming and other sports, evening games, dances, snacks, and many other fun activities.

We have also revived the ancient Chinese art of team body sculpture, as shown in the artistic offering below entitled "Distant Mountain, Falling Water, Some Poems, Don't Have to Rhyme"


A Word About Festival Night

The week of Camp concludes with Festival Night filled with musical performances, skits, songs and lots of laughs!

We have used Festival Night to pursue our long-term project to recover and perform music and lyrics from the dynastic Chinese archives, mostly from those Chinese literati who were able to express their most somber and tragic emotions, often referred to, in American vernacular, as the "Blues."

Recently recovered poetry and musical discoveries include:

Camp Information


July 19-26, 2020



For a family of four with two children over age 4, the cost of room and board for the full week of camp is roughly $1,500. There is also a $35 registration fee for each camper age 4 and older. Children under age 4 attend at no cost. A deposit is due with registration, with the balance paid during the camp session. Please see our Registration Information Packet for more detailed pricing information and available discounts.


It's a Virtual/On-line/Electronic Camp!

Interested? Questions? Requests? Contact Us!

CFC President Elysa Chao  Camp Director Lawrence Wang