The Taiwanese American Foundation
is an organization working in the Taiwanese immigrant community of the US.
Its main activity is a week-long summer camp
for elementary school through college students in the first or second week of August at a college campus in the Midwest. It has four major programs for each of the age groups: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and College (the groups are named Junior, Junior High, Youth, and College respectively). Each year, there is a theme that is cycled every four years: Identity
, and Leadership
In each program, there are small groups. The number of people in each small group depends on how many people attend that program. Also, there is family group time. A Family Group is a Junior or Junior High small group that is linked with a Youth or the College program (the college group usually has only 5-7 people each year, so they make up a small group). Each year the kids in the Juniors and Junior High programs have "Big Sibs" from the Youth and College programs. Your big sib is in your family group. There are about 6 or 7 big sibs per family group. They usually spend time together and there are also special activities to do with your big sib. On the Wednesday of the week, they have a special water balloon fight with all the TAF campers and counselors.
This year, it was held at Manchester College, from July 25th to August 1st.
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