Our Program Philosophy
Our mission is to provide all Korean-American children the opportunity to explore their Korean-American identities, learn about their Korean heritage, and make friendships to last a lifetime. Our camp also provides an opportunity for campers to share their experiences with other campers and counselors who are able to encourage, support, and most importantly, empathize. We acknowledge each child as an individual who possesses unique and very personal life experiences as a Korean-American and/or adoptee. Each camper will be challenged to grow and encouraged to share, all while having fun. To learn more, see Frequently Asked Questions.
Sae Jong Camp is held at Camp Westminster, located in Roscommon in central Michigan. The camp occupies forty acres of wooded lakefront, 200 miles north of Detroit, and an outpost site on the Au Sable River. It is surrounded by hundreds of acres of state forest.
The camp’s thirty buildings, recreational facilities, and outdoor chapel are situated on Higgins Lake, known for its crystal clear spring-fed water and soft sandy bottom. Since 1925, Westminster has provided a setting where youth develop a sense of responsibility and self-worth in a Christian community.
Each morning, campers are group with their peers and rotate among Korean language, Korean Culture, and Korean-American/Adoptee Identity. Each afternoon, campers choose from an array of afternoon electives. These include activities such as archery, canoeing, camp crafts, ecology, fitness, model rocketry, sports, swimming, Tae Kwon Do, tennis, volleyball, and others. Check out our Activities page for a full overview.