Destination Korea Camp

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About us

Journey Adoption Education Services was founded in 2008, by Elaine Bayer, the late Pam Douglas, Beverlee Einsig and Lonna Yeary. For over 25 years, as adoptive parents, they have shared a common bond to learn about their children’s birth heritage and to share this knowledge with adoptees and adoptive families.

Journey Adoption Education Services sponsors and facilitates Destination Korea Camp and Teen Destination. Our goal is to provide adoptees, adoptive families and adult adoptee families , opportunities to build lifelong relationships and to gain a greater understanding and sense of pride in their shared cultural heritage.

“If you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come.”
Genesis 24:42, NIV

Destination Korea Camp

Information about Destination Korea Camp!

Destination Korea Camp

Provides the opportunity for adoptees, adoptive families and adult adoptee families to explore their Korean-American heritage through Korean music and arts; cooking; language; culture and games.


Friday, July 19th –

5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Family Activities, Dinner, Family Photo Booth, “Hands On” activities, games and entertainment

Saturday, July 20th –

9:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. – Camper activities – Korean language, Korean crafts, Korean Drums and Dance

Adult Classes – Korean language Tips (How to Order at a Korean Restaurant and more),

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Korean Customs and Trivia
Traveling to Korea

12:30 p.m. – Korean Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. -Family Activities – “Hands On” Activities, Cooking, Korean language and customs, Closing Program


Campers should be 3 years of age by January 2024 and have completed the 6th grade in 2024. The cost for Destination Korea Camp is $110 per camper. Camper tuition includes a camp t-shirt, camp activities, Friday night family dinner and Saturday Family Korean lunch! A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Contact us for more information.

Additional Information

Saturday is our Family day! Camp activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. after Korean lunch and camp closing program.


Korean adoptees who have completed the 7th grade in 2024 and those who have just completed the 12th grade in 2024 are invited to participate. Adult adoptees will provide mentoring activities for the participants designed to develop self-confidence and life-long friendships.

Teens will meet at Semihan Church on Friday, July 19th, at 1:00 p.m. for team building activities, counselor training and joining the Friday night camp kick-off. Saturday, July 20th they will meet at 9:15 a.m. and serve as mentors to campers.


Training for Counselor positions will be provided during Teen Destination.


The cost for Teen Destination Counselor is $70 per person. The fee includes a t-shirt, Friday lunch, Friday night dinner, and Saturday Korean lunch

Environment Building

Counselors should be committed to providing a safe, positive self-esteem building and memorable experience for each camper.

Hear From Previous Campers!

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what they have to say!

My favorite thing about Teen Destination is being with other Korean adoptees. I like that we can relate to each other. We also get to eat some yummy Korean food!

Being a Destination Korea Camp Counselor is fun!! I get to help the campers learn more about Korea.

I really like going to Destination Korea Camp and learning about Korea. Most of all I enjoy getting to
spend time with all the people we know and love.

Adult Testimonials

Destination Korea Camp is all about relationships; connecting to the Korean community and learning about and experiencing Korean culture! As adoptees we thrive on the time we can spend together. There is an unexplainable bond; we feel whole and complete because we just understand each other. I bring my children, so they can experience part of their heritage and to provide them with some of the relationships I have gained from Destination Korea Camp.