Taiwanese American Foundation Summer Camp
For over 30 years, the Taiwanese American Foundation has been proud to host the largest and longest-running summer camp for children and teens of Taiwanese descent in the US and Canada. Every summer over 250 campers get together at TAF’s flagship event for a fun-filled week of learning about themselves and their Taiwanese heritage.
Upon arrival campers are divided into small groups within their program. Small groups form the basis for helping campers to develop relationships, thus fostering personal reflection and a sharing of perspectives.
Led by two counselors, also known as Advisors, the small group is each camper’s family away from home. Together, each small group participates in daily discussions, attends workshops, and has fun playing games together. The small group structure provides a safe environment for campers to converse, dissect and explore speaker session topics, and develop lifelong friendships.
Each year, TAF invites three keynote speakers, one for the Juniors Program, one for Junior High, and one for Youth. Camp speakers come from all across the US and support the conference theme by sharing their expertise in a way that resonates with the appropriate age group.
Because they play such an integral role during the week’s programming, all speakers must have a passion for developing youth. Workshops and activities outside of these sessions complement each speaker’s message to the campers throughout the week.
The TAF Summer Conference is divided into five distinct programs.
|台灣人協進會 家庭、青少年夏令營 Taiwanese American Foundation Summer Camp|
|NO.||#th||Year||Date||Location||Main Theme||President||Executive Director||Program Books||Souvenirs|
|54||2019||7/28-8/4||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana|
|53||2018||7/29-8/5||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||Identity, Ethics & Values, Communication, and Leadership|
|52||2017||7/30-8/6||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||Polaris||Spencer Chen||Vincent Huang||YES||YES|
|51||2016||7/24-31||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||FaceTs||Spencer Chen||Elizabeth Wang||YES|
|50||2015||7/26-8/2||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||Leadership through Inspiration||Spencer Chen||Elizabeth Wang||YES|
|49||2014||7/27-8/3||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||Pidgin||Bob Lin||Elizabeth Wang||YES|
|48||2013||7/28-8/4||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||Grey Matters||Bob Lin||Jessica Fu|
|47||2012||7/29-8/5||Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana||Re:definition||Bob Lin||Jessica Fu||YES||YES|
|46||2011||7/31-8/7||Manchester College||The Ones||Bob Lin||Karen Lin|
|43||2008||7/27-8/3||Manchester College||I am ____|
|42||2007||8/5-8/12||Manchester College||Leadership with a smile|
|41||2006||8/6-8/13||Manchester College||InterAction||David Lin||Christine Tang|
|40||2005||07/31~08/7||Manchester College||Reflections||David Lin||Christine Shay||YES||YES|
|39||2004||8/1-8/8||Manchester College||The Voice Within||Charles Huang||Bernice Tsai|
|38||2003||8/3-8/10||Manchester College||Illumination – Lighting a Path with Leadership||Charles Huang||Bernice Tsai|
|37||2002||8/4-8/11||Manchester College||Life beyond the internet: CONNECTING…||Bob Lin||Bernice Tsai|
|36||2001||8/5-8/12||Manchester College||Roots and Wings||Bob Lin||Bernice Tsai|
|35||2000||8/6-8/13||Manchester College||Pathfinders||Scott Changchien|
|34||1999||8/8-8/15||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Transitions|
|33||1998||8/9-8/16||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Expressions||Mark Tsuang||Tim Huang|
|32||1997||8/10-8/17||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Inside Out||Mark Tsuang||Dave Chiou|
|31||1996||8/11-8/18||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Finding Your Way||Dave Chiou|
|30||1995||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Walk Your Own Dog|
|29||1994||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Get Yourself Connected||YES|
|28||1993||8/8-15||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Through the Looking Glass|
|27||1992||8/9-16||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||Keeping Your Ethical Edge Sharp|
|26||1991||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|25||1990||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|24||1989||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|23||1988||8/7-14||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||The Gap|
|22||1987||8/9-16||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI||The value of excellence|
|21||1986||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|20||1985||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|19||1984||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|18||1983||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|17||1982||8/7-14||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|16||1981||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|
|15||1980||Calvin College, Grand Rapids. MI|