Chinese Family Camp

It’s a great camp for us all!


Registration for CFC 2017 is OPEN!

Click here for the Registration Form!!!

CFC 2017 dates:

July 16th-23rd (Sunday - Sunday)

We welcome all families who would like to combine their interest in Chinese heritage and culture with the fun of a week-long summer camp!

 

We are pleased to announce our nominee for the 2017 Congee Award for Chinese Family Camp videos:

"What is Midwest Chinese Family Camp?"

Videographer, editor, executive producer, key grip: Uncle Mark Chow

 

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!

 As a premier northern-central mid-west US Chinese Family Camp, we congregate for our annual week-long camp at, where else, Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort in Nappanee, Indiana. Some of our original camper families still attend, as do 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"

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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

When:

July 16th – July 23, 2017

Cost

For a family of four with two children over age 4, meals and lodging for the week will cost roughly $1300. Individual daily rates are $120/day for an adult (Lodging and Meals). A deposit is due with registration, with the balance paid during the camp session.

Where

We'll be celebrating another week of Camp at a Amish Acres Inn, in Nappanee, Indiana, roughly two and a half hours (plus 1 time zone change) from Chicago, or only 16 hours and 46 minutes from Shanghai, China. The Inn at Amish Acres 1234 W. Market Street Nappanee, IN 46550

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the SUMMER 2017 REGISTRATION FORM!!!

Interested? Questions? Requests?

Please contact us! CFC President Lynn Kriser - president @ chinesefamilycamp.com Camp Director Lawrence Wang - registrar @ chinesefamilycamp.com