Chinese Family Camp

It’s a great camp for us all!


Chinese Family Camp 2021 - It was ONLINE!

(it's over now)

We made it through another CFC dealie!

Click here to see photographic evidence of the event!

Send an email to campdirector@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

Click here for the CFC 61st anniversary Virtual Camp Session
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! 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. VCFC 2021 is, alas/whew, over. Check out the latest news here Some of our original camper families continue to attend, and 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!

"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

 

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?

TBD in late July 2022

Cost?

Stay tuned...

Where

Hoping to return to IRL Camp at Cedar Lake Ministries Camp, Cedar Lake, IN

Interested? Questions? Requests? Contact Us!

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