Concordia St. Paul News

March 27, 2017

Building Cultural Bridges Summer Day Camp, June 12-22

Concordia University, St. Paul’s Hmong Culture and Language Program is hosting its 14th annual Building Cultural Bridges Summer Day Camp for Pre-K through 12th-grade students June 12-22, 2017 on the Concordia campus. This year’s camp is scheduled about a month early than it has been in previous years.

Students from more than 20 language groups attend the 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 provided through the USDA Summer Food Program for campers up to age 18.

A community celebration will be held at the conclusion of the two-week camp featuring student performances and projects on Thursday, June 22 at 12 p.m., in the Buetow Music Center Auditorium. The celebration is free and open to the public.

More information, including registration details, can be found at