Hmong Culture & Language ProgramBuilding Cultural Bridges Summer Camp

Building Cultural Bridges Summer Camp

Are you looking for something to do this summer?
Pump up your literacy, science, music, art, dance, and sports skills while building friendships with campers from many cultures and language groups. Teachers/leaders are trained high school youth, university students studying teaching, and local school district teachers.

The 2019 Building Cultural Bridges Summer Camp, offered by the Hmong Culture and Language Program at Concordia University, St. Paul, is celebrating 14 years of fun, friendship and fruitful learning for  Pre-K through 12th-grade students July 29 through August 9, 2019. The two-week camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is located on the Concordia University campus.

Classes are offered in literacy, science, music, art, dance, and sports enjoyed by more than 20 different languages and cultures of children and youth taught by youth leaders and local teachers.

Breakfast and lunch are provided through the USDA Summer Food Program for campers up to age 18.

2019 Camp Information

  • July 29-Aug. 9, 2019
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (weekdays only)
  • Ages: Pre-K to 12th grade
  • Cost: $200 per camper
  • CSP campus

Registration Deadline: July 15, 2019

Hmong Culture & Language Program

Hmong logoThe Hmong Culture and Language Program helps to teach children and youth about their cultural roots and heritage. It teaches language, cooking, crafts, songs, dances, and numerous other things of cultural significance to the Hmong culture.

Classes are taught in the Hmong language and are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

The Hmong Culture and Language Program also proudly partners with the Southeast Asian Teacher Licensure Program (SEAT) to provide teachers in training with valuable classroom experience to prepare them to go out and teach.

For more information about the program please contact Sall Baas, 651-603-6188,

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Hmong Culture & Language Program Mission and History


The mission of the Hmong Culture and Language Program is to preserve the Hmong culture through storytelling, gardening and the arts.


The Hmong Culture and Language program grew out of needs in the Hmong community and has grown to meet needs for our university students for pre-service teaching and cross-cultural experiences. This opportunity has been based on and filtered through Concordia University, St. Paul’s mission, “as a university of The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, which is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, for enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel.”

The Hmong Culture and Language Program was initiated through the South East Asian Teacher (SEAT) Program, a teacher education completion program for Southeast Asians and other persons of color from underrepresented populations in education who are currently employed in Minnesota school districts as paraprofessional, educational or teacher assistants who are seeking teacher licensure. This program provides licensed teachers for students who better understand the life and culture of the urban and urban- like and Hmong students, specifically. In addition, the program creates greater access and equity for communities of color and helps to close the gap between the number of students of color and the number of teachers of color in the school systems.