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Event Registration
  1. Event Information

  2. Date:
    Friday, July 11, 2014
  3. Event:
    Ethiopian Culture Camp
  4. Time:
    1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  5. Location:
    University of New England, Biddeford, ME
  6. Contact:
    Jo Hannah Katz
  7. Email:
  8. Directions:
  9. WHFC is pleased to let you know about this event formed by adoptive parents of children originating from Ethiopia to promote cultural enrichment.

    Ethiopian Culture Camp 2014

    Friday July 11-Sunday July 13 University of New England Biddeford, Maine

    ECC 2014 will be held at a campus of the University of New England, located on a beautiful site in Biddeford, Maine, where the Saco River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 1 hour and 40 minutes north of Boston, not far off Rte. 93 north.

    The camp runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, and allows both Ethiopian-American and Ethiopian adoptive families a weekend of activities connecting them with Ethiopian culture. Among the offerings at camp are language, culture and cooking classes, eskista (shoulder-dancing) lessons, programs for children and teens geared to specific age groups, endless games of soccer, Ethiopian movies, music, singing, hair-braiding and unending impromptu gatherings. Saturday night we will have an Ethiopian Banquet and dance, so plan to bring your Ethiopian clothes and your dancing shoes!. On Sunday morning we will have our annual Fun Run for all ages.

    The campus offers comfortable suite-style accommodations. It also provides lots of open space for running and games, sports facilities, a dining hall, and a small swimming beach.

    The camp cost includes housing and linens, meals, programs, and all activities for the weekend: $275 per person ages 4 and over. $125 per child age 3. No cost for children 2 and under.

    For further information or to register, contact Jo Hannah Katz.

    **This information is being shared at the request of the camp organizers. Please note this event is not hosted by WHFC.**