Destination Korea Camp

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Camp Dates 2023

Destination Korea Camp 
July 6th, July 7th, July 8th

Teen Destination Counselor
July 6th, July 7th, July 8th 

“Celebrating Over 15 Years Family Journey Together”

Semihan Church
1615 West Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
I-35 and Belt Line Road

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 cultural communities, 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 children from the age of 4 years (by January 1, 2023) through the completion of 6th grade in 2023, to explore their Korean-American heritage through Korean music and arts; cooking; language; culture and games.


Destination Korea Camp –
Thursday –
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Family Activities, Dinner, Family Photos, Entertainment, Games

Friday –
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Camper Activities, Parent Classes

Saturday –
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Family Day, “Hands on Activites”, Lunch and Closing Program


The cost for Destination Korea Camp is $110 per camper. Camper tuition includes a camp t-shirt, camp activities and two camp lunches! 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 1:30 p.m. after Korean lunch and camp closing program.


Korean adoptees who have completed the 7th grade in 2023 and those who have just completed the 12th grade in 2023 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 Thursday, July 6th, at 2:00 p.m. for team building activities, counselor training and joining the Thursday night camp kick-off. Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th they will meet at 9:30 a.m. and serve as mentors to campers. A Teen Destination Friday night activity, just for the teens will be on the schedule.


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, Thursday night dinner, Friday lunch, Friday night activity, and Saturday 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.


On Friday, July 7th, adult adoptees and families will share their unique stories and perspectives on their adoption journey.

Adult Testimonials

Adult Adoptee Parent Quote

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.