Destination Korea Camp

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Camp Dates

Teen Destination
July 23, 24, 25 
Destination Korea Camp 
July 26, 27, 28

“Celebrating Our 10 Year Family Journey Together”

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

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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 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, 2018) through the completion of 6th grade in 2018, to explore their Korean-American heritage through Korean music and arts; cooking; language; culture and games.

Time

Destination Korea Camp will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, and Friday, July 27. 

Cost

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, July 28, is our Family Day and camp activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. after our camp closing program and Korean lunch.

Teen Destination

Information about Teen Destination!

Teen Destination

Is a gathering of Korean adoptees who will be entering the 7th grade in the Fall of 2018 and those who have just completed the 12th grade in 2018. Adult adoptees and adoptive parents will provide team building and mentoring activities for the participants designed to develop self-confidence and life-long friendships.

Time

Teens will meet at Semihan Church on Monday, July 23rd at 3:00 p.m. and should be picked up at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25th. 

Cost

The cost for Teen Destination is $160 per person. The fee includes overnight accommodations, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, a t-shirt and scheduled activities!

Additional Information

Teens should bring a sleeping bag, air mattress, a change of clothes and other supplies needed for 3 days and 2 nights. Appropriate clothing and shoes are encouraged as there will be challenging and fun activities. Teens will need money for lunch at H-Mart on Tuesday, July 24th.

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.

Counselors in Training & Counselors

Teens entering 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2018 are invited to serve as “Counselors in Training” during Destination Korea Camp. Teens entering 9th grade in the Fall of 2018 and those who have completed the 12th grade in 2018 are invited to serve as Counselors during Destination Korea Camp.  

Training

Training for CIT and Counselor positions will be provided during Teen Destination.

Cost

CIT and Counselors fees are $25. This fee helps provide for meals and supplies. 

Environment Building

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

PERSPECTIVES


On Saturday, July 28th, adult adoptees and family members will share their unique stories and perspectives on their adoption journey with adoptive families. Sign-up for “Perspectives” will be available on Thursday, July 26th. There is no charge for this workshop.

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.