Camp Mujigae

A Korean Culture Camp in Albany, New York

Love the Children of Rochester, Lunar New Year Event

From our friends at Love the Children:
"Join us for an evening of food and fun! Love the Children of Rochester is thrilled to invite you to our 3rd annual Lunar New Year celebration.  In addition to the Korean cuisine, crafts, raffle, and traditional bowing ceremony, this year's event will include an interactive Tae Kwan Do demonstration by Master Kim's Tae Kwon Do Institute. 

Date: February 1, 2014
Time: 4 PM to 7 PM
Location: McQuaid Jesuit
1800 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Our special guest for this event is Mrs. June Oh, sister of Mrs. Cecelia Park. Mrs. Cecelia Park passed away in 2011. She was the Director of Love the Children (PA) from 1997 to 2011. Mrs. Oh will be traveling from Doylestown, PA to join us for the event."

For more information about the event's food and activities, ticket prices, and how to RSVP online, please visit their website

Korean Association of Albany, Lunar New Year Celebration

From our friends at the Korean Association of Albany:
"The Korean Association of Albany (KAA) will host a party celebrating the 2014 Korean New Year’s Day, which falls on January 31, 2014 this coming year. On behalf of the Association, I would like to invite you to join us in the celebration.

We will have great Korean food, play some traditional Korean games together, and dance to the music of your choice. We will also be joined by the New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chairman Denny Farrell, Jr. and possibly a couple more local political leaders."

Date: Saturday, 25 January, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Place: Michael’s Banquet House, 1019 New Loudon Road, Rt. 9, Cohoes, NY 12047
Food: Korean Food as well as Michael’s Chicken Supreme
Cost: $40 per adult (free for Korean War vets), children are FREE
Alcoholic Beverage: Cash Bar
Babysitting: provided for free at the premise

For more information, please see this invitation
RSVP with the following form and send to: inbongkang@yahoo.com or call: (518) 892-8931.

Opportunity: August 2014 Trip to Korea

From our friends at Camp Friendship NJ and the Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC):

"This summer we completed our Seventh Annual Summer Trip to Korea: A Cultural and Performing Arts Experience. This trip, designed for Korean adoptees and second generation Korean American youth, centers on learning traditional Korean performing arts and discovering the richness of Korean culture from its people, its food and its history.

 This is a two and a half week trip in which students from middle school through college age participate in an intensive performance workshop at The National Center for Korean Namdo Performing Arts in Jindo, South Korea.  Located at the foot of the Yeogwisan Mountain, the center is renowned for its role in preserving and perpetuating the heritage of traditional Korean music and dance in this southern Korean province through music performances, cultural experiences and musical studies. Under the direction of master instructors, students will learn traditional instruments such as changgo, buk and gayaguem.  Their stay in Jindo will culminate with performing on stage at the center." 


Trip dates are  8/2/2014-8/19/2014. 

For more information, please refer to this document

2014 Camp Dates! Save the Date!

The following are finalized dates for Camp Mujigae 2014:
Family Day: Sunday, June 29th
Classes: Monday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 1
Overnight Senior Campers Leave: Wednesday, July 2 AM

Connect-A-Kid Mentoring Program

Connect-A-Kid is a mentorship program that pairs adopted children with adult-adoptee mentors.  Through this program, children have an opportunity to interact with others whom they can relate to and look to for advice within a safe and comfortable community.

Connect-A-Kid is looking for both families and mentors in NYC and CT who would be interested in partaking a mentorship.  Please take some time to think about being a part of this wonderful program:  mentorships are a great way to form positive connections with other similar families and children, all year round!

For more information, please see the following:
Connect-A-Kid website and video
All About Connect-A-Kid
Launch of NYC/CT Mentorship Opportunities

THANK YOU For Another Great Year at Camp!

Camp MJG 2013 has passed and we hope everyone had a fun time!
Thank you to all who contributed to make this year a success, especially our Camp Committee, Parson's Child and Family Center, and the Korean Presbyterian Church.
We can't wait to see you next year!

Mingle Fundraiser Raises $1,205 for Camp Mujigae!

Thank you to Chef Un-Hui Filomeno and our friends at Mingle for hosting a fantastic fundraiser for Camp MJG on May 15th!  Thank you to all families who came out and supported, too.  

 

Please consider continue supporting Mingle in the future. Make a reservation for lunch or dinner while staying in Albany for Camp!  Check out the menu featuring many Korean dishes, locally sourced ingredients, and gluten-free/vegan/vegetarian.  

Adoption Today Magazine: Why Heritage Camp?

Joel Goldstein writes about Camp Mujigae in the March 2013 edition of Adoption Today.  Check it out the article here or subscribe to the publication online

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