Date Changed for Overnight; And Other Notes

A couple notes from the February Camp Moon Hwa meeting:

  • The overnight experience will be Wednesday night to Thursday morning. This information will be in future notifications, too. But, people like to be able to plan evenings, we wanted to let you know as early as possible.
  • We are planning to keep the week before July 4th as our camp week every year now.
  • Pictures! We are trying out Google photos for pictures. Check out the page for Camp Moon Hwa 2016. You can add your own pictures if you have any you’d like to share.
  • Again, we’re planning on Camp meetings for the 3rd Monday of each month. You’re welcome to show up.

Volunteer Opportunities: Hospitality, Marketing, and T-Shirt

Hi camp volunteers waiting for the perfect volunteer opportunity,

Here are three more options into which your can sink your skills:

  • Hospitality Committee— This committee would be responsible for

    *writing thank you notes for teachers and volunteers (could be done before camp week)
    *Deciding on and purchasing gifts for teachers (could be done before camp week)
    *Checking in with teachers each morning to ensure that they have they need. If necessary, going to the store to purchased needed items.
    * Assist with planning a post-Camp potluck as a thank you to the teachers. (could be done before camp week)

  • Marketing Director—this person or committee would be responsible for getting out information about Camp Moon Hwa: (all would be done before the week of camp)
    *contacting local TV stations and newspapers regarding camp and inviting them for the program.
    *contacting local adoption agencies with Korean adoption programs so they can pass information on to adoptive parents.
    *finding a way to contact other Koreans and Korean Americans at the Mayo Clinic so they are aware of camp.
    *Contacting other groups you think of or camp leadership thinks of

  • T-shirt Assistant
    *assist T-shirt coordinator with packaging t-shirts and distributing on the first day of camp.

To volunteer contact Calley or send an e-mail message to campmoonhwamn (at) We’d love to hear from you. More information may become available after the February 13th camp meeting (which you may attend!).

Notes from Jan. 23rd meeting; Next meeting Feb. 13

Approximately 15 people attended the January 23rd meeting for Camp Moon Hwa. Remember, you’re welcome to attend the monthly meetings as well!

It was decided that meetings would be the 3rd Monday of the month starting in March.

Our next meeting is February 13th.

We will shortly have a list of a dozen or so volunteer opportunities. Keep watching so you can be the first to volunteer for the awesome-est jobs!

Two notes for this year’s overnight:

  • It may not be Tuesday night. Right now, we’re looking at Wednesday night, but there are scheduling issues we’re working out
  • NO baggies for medication, please. Campers must have proper containers for any medication they need.

That’s all for now.

Thank you!

Organizational Meeting on January 23rd

…  We have been in the process of revamping how camp is organized and transitioning into a committee based format for the planning of camp.  This is to allow for more people to be involved as well to spread some of the responsibility so the work load is lessened for everyone.  We took some time this fall to decide what committees we thought we needed.  Since this is a work in progress, these can be adjusted as needed. We have initiated the forming of the committees, and have multiple areas of need for assistance.  Some of these will be working primarily in the months outside of camp, and some will have responsibilities during camp.
We are having a meeting on January 23rd at 6 p.m. at Madonna Towers and would love to have you attend if you’re able.  We are using this time to check in with the current committees that have already begun working to answer any questions and address any areas/challenges that may have come up.  We’re also using this time to address areas where we need additional assistance and to offer information on what these areas are.  That way, you can decide if these are of interest to you and if you can offer assistance in any way.  We understand that not everyone is going to be able to attend.  For the committees that have begun working, please let me know if you have areas of concern, questions, need additional help, etc. before Monday and I can bring it up at the meeting.  For those of you who do not currently have an assigned task, let me know if you are still interested in helping and I can send out an email of needed areas after the meeting is over.  Also, please pass this information on to anyone else you think may be interested in attending or having more information on ways they can help at camp.
All upcoming meetings will be posted on the website and Facebook page and open to whoever would like to attend.
Thank you!!
Director of Camp Moon Hwa

Korean Heritage House Lunar New Year Seollal Celebration

16th Annual Lunar New Year Seollal Celebration!
January 28, 2017

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with fun family activities, Korean Bibimbap (Rice, vegetable & meat/tofu dish) and a FREE Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum performance & variety show.

Schedule of Activities:

10:30 Children’s activities, Korean Market, Bake Sale
11:00 – 12:30 Fundraiser Lunch ($15 donation)
[11:00 Giant bibimbap mixing ceremony!]
1:00 – 2:30 FREE Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum Performance & Variety Show

White Bear Lake High School NORTH CAMPUS
5045 Division Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Activities are in the Cafeteria and Theater
Reserve lunch tickets online at: //

Tickets will be at the front table in the cafeteria the day of the event. Walk-ins are welcome! Lunch tickets are limited to 200, reservations are encouraged.

All proceeds support the KHH & Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum.
Thank you for your support!

See the Facebook Page for more information

National Adoption Day Celebration event on November 19th

Korean Heritage House & Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum are having a National Adoption Day Celebration to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children waiting in foster care.

Saturday, November 19 at 3-5PM
Central Middle School White Bear Lake
4857 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Performance: 3:00-4:30 PM
Korean Market: 2:00-5:00 PM

The performance will include the following:

Samulnori (Percussion & Dance ensemble)
Piri, Taepyeonso & Daegeum (Flutes)
Gayageum (12 string zither)
Pansori (Singing)

Including artists from Gwanggaeto Samulnori Korean Percussion Ensemble (that name should trigger some nice memories).

Check out the Facebook page for more information!

United Way Community Giving Campaign

Good news for those donating to the United Way: you can now designate that the funds go to Camp Moon Hwa!

Just put the following information on the form or in the notes field of the online form:

Southern Minnesota Cultural Education Society  
1801 20th Ave NE   Rochester, MN 55906
Simple, right? We hope so! Thank you for any amount you donate to us. And thank you to the United Way for allowing donors to designate us to receive funds!

Conversation with author Kim Park Nelson on September 25

On Sunday, September 25th, there will be a conversation with author Kim Park Nelson–author of Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism.

Where: Schmidt Artist Lofts. 900 7th St W, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Brew House Community Room
When: Sunday from 2:00-3:30 PM
Who: the audience is teens and adults
Cost: Free; but please RSVP Brooke via email or Facebook

Check out the Facebook page for the event: