For More Information & Registration: Kinnaly Lao Summer Day-Camp
Letter From Pom Foundation
For the past 10 years, Kinnaly has run successful summer camps as a program of the Lao Heritage Foundation. We are very excited to continue to offer this summer camp as a program of the Pom Foundation.
Our program is designed for children ages 5 to 14, focusing on lessons on Lao culture and traditions, as well as youth driven experiential activities. Emphasis is placed on teaching the youth about Lao heritage through the learning of important Lao customs, lessons on traditional music and dance, introduction to Buddhist teaching as it relates to Lao culture and daily life, Lao folktales, and games.
In keeping with the commitment to our exchange program, we are very privileged to have 4 masters from the Lao National School of Music and Dance in attendance ~ two dance masters and two music masters to teach and nurture our campers for an intensive 2 weeks of learning.
To encourage youth to take on leadership roles in their daily life and to develop them into responsible and successful community members, we have also added a practical life skills component to the curriculum through various workshops, where they explore career options, learn about teamwork, effective communication, and conflict resolution. Participants are put into multi-aged groups to foster growth and interaction with different ages, and to encourage “big sister/brother” relationship with younger members of the group (Age 5 to 8; Age 9 to 11; Age 12-14).
As always, if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are looking forward to seeing your families next month for summer day-camp.