Camp Mujigae

A Korean Culture Camp in Albany, New York

History of Camp Mujigae

Camp Mujigae is a Korean culture camp.  We started in 1986 when a group of parents began planning the first Camp Mujigae (which means Camp Rainbow), which served 25 children over a two-day period. In 2011, Camp Mujigae will celebrate its 25th year. The programs have grown to serve as many as 300 children annually from infants to young adults. Camp now runs for 3 nights for the Senior Groups (campers entering 8th grade and up), 2 days for Explorers (grades 3-5) and Discovery (entering kindergarten through 2nd) and a special morning program for Rising Stars Campers (infants to 5-year-old children).

Each camp includes a big Korean celebration, Family Day, which includes cultural festivities, Korean entertainment, Korean food, and lots of fun. Hundreds of people (campers, families, alumni, and the community) come and celebrate Family Day.

Camp Mujigae would not exist without the generosity and support from the Korean Presbyterian Church of Albany, which organizes and provides the cultural program. We are also grateful for the support of the Holy Family Korean Catholic Community and the Sarang Fellowship.  KCON, a group of Korean drummers from NYC, also join us each year.  Students from Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, South Korea also provide classes for our campers.  Classes include crafts, Tae Kwon Do, cooking, music, language, history and folklore, among others. In 2012 we are excited to welcome 14 professional Korean performers who specialize in traditional music and dance.

Camp Mujigae is organized by volunteers and is led by the Camp Mujigae Board and Committee. Camp Mujigae is a not-for-profit corporation with tax exempt status.