Building Cultural Bridges Camp Summer 2013
Concordia University, St. Paul Hmong Culture and Language Program host its 10th annual summer day camp program, for PK-12 students this year titled "Building Cultural Bridges." This camp runs for two weeks on the weekdays July 22-August 2, 2013, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is located on the Concordia University, St. Paul campus provided in partnership with local school districts.
Students from more than 20 language groups attend this camp which involves the study of literacy, languages, craft making, guitar playing, dance, writing, Hmong and other cultural activities, gardening, tennis and other sports, nutrition, science, with opportunities to explore life on a university campus. Campers are organized in age specific groups facilitated by the student leaders.
Instructors are college students studying to be teachers, as well as local community teachers/leaders, and artists. Both teachers and youth leaders are primarily bilingual.
Breakfast and lunch are served on campus and are provided through the USDA-MDE Summer Food Program.
The cost is $200 per camper for the two weeks, with some scholarships available.