When my daughter was five years old she started attending the Hands Around the World culture camp. Over the past five years her camp experience has been a favorite part of her summer as she has learned about and connected with her Chinese heritage. My youngest daughter, also from China, has joined in the fun the past three years as well. In addition, I've had the privilege of volunteering as a room mom and also working in the kitchen, and have seen first hand the fun and learning that takes place.
Programs are available for children adopted from China, Southeast Asia, Korea, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and domestically for African American or Bi-racial kids. The Cutting Edge group is a multicultural group made up of teenage adoptees. The children spend the day learning the language, history, art and games in a fun and relevant way and enjoying an ethnic lunch. But most importantly, the children forge friendships with other adoptees from their own birthplace.
The day camp will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, IL from July 26th - July 30th, from 9:00am - 3:00pm. The deadline for registration is July 1, 2010.
For more information or to register, please visit http://www.handsaroundtheworld.com/, or call Gail Walton at 847-255-8309.