Chinese Family Camp

It’s a great camp for us all!


"We don't know what camp is going to look like in the future.

It could look a lot of different ways.

But this is an incredibly unique and special group.

Stay connected.

Be open to whatever comes and use your gifts to keep camp alive."

Sheila Wang, 2012


Our 2020 Midwest Chinese Family Camp session was yet another great, GREAT

VIRTUAL/ONLINE CAMP!

Our first ever online version of Chinese Family Camp!

Click here for the VCFC Schedule

Send an email to registrar@chinesefamilycamp.com for more information.


 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 July 2020, we managed to create an ENTIRELY VIRTUAL CAMP Online! Campers from West Virginia, North Carolina, New York, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Washington, California, Florida, Montana, Oregon, and probably a few more places participated from the comfort of our own homes. 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"

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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 19-26, 2020

Cost

FREE!

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.

Where

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

Interested? Questions? Requests? Contact Us!

CFC President Elysa Chao president@chinesefamilycamp.com  Camp Director Lawrence Wang registrar@chinesefamilycamp.com