About Us

  • Whether formed through adoption or foster care, multi-ethnic and multi-racial families have the unique responsibility of nurturing their children in cultures and traditions often very different from the ones in which they grew up themselves. ┬áTo support families in this important work, Kaleidoscope Culture Camp provides a fun, nurturing environment where children spend a week with others who share their racial/ethnic identity.

Through crafts, music, language, play and cultural immersion campers develop a deeper awareness of who they are. ┬áKaleidoscope Culture Camp is also a great chance for siblings whose brother or sisterÔÇÖs racial/ethnic identity is different from theirs. ┬áHere, side-by-side with their siblings and other children like them, they learn more about and appreciate the unique mix of influences present in their family.

A special benefit of Kaleidoscope Culture Camp is the simultaneous presence of many cultural and racial experiences. ┬áCampers not only spend their days with others who share their heritage, but also with children from other backgrounds. ┬áSo, they not only learn more about themselves, but the rich diversity of experiences all around them. ┬áEach day, lunch features foods from the different home camp traditions. ┬á┬áThe week concludes with an Open House, in which children visit all the camps and see what their fellow campers have been learning and creating. ┬áThe closing Parade and Finale brings the entire camp and their families together for a fun celebration of the weekÔÇÖs work.

We’re still working on the details for this summer’s camp. More info to come soon.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, donations to CAFFA and Kaleidoscope Culture Camp are tax deductible. ┬áIf you’d like to make a donation to sponsor a child who can not afford to attend culture camp, please make your check payable to CAFFA and mail to:
 
CAFFA
3223 Lake Avenue
Unit 15C-137
Wilmette, IL 60091-1069
 
To receive documentation for tax purposes, please include your mailing address and / or email address.  Thank you!

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