K-A Joint Summer School a hit with local youngsters
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Two hundred Korean and American students participated in the fourth annual version of the Korean-American Children's Joint Summer School here Aug. 6-9. The event, hosted by Pyeongtaek City and Gyeonggi Province and organized by the Pyeongtaek Cultural Center, offers 100 Korean and American children each to participate in this cultural exchange.
During the week, the children participated in cultural experience classes such as Taekwondo, music, cooking, tea-making, at the Paengseong International Community Center, which is about 10 minutes walk from here. They also went to Seoul for tours to the National Central Museum and Changgyeong Palace. On the final day, they spent time at Zoeckler Fitness Center here, playing different sports and climbing the rock wall. They also ate lunch at the Provider Grill. Later, they returned to the community center to prepare for graduation.
As the children were preparing for their graduation ceremony performances, they were greeted by Pyeongtaek City Mayor Kim, Seon-gi. "(Through this event) I would like to help the children grow their leadership abilities, through this opportunity of communication and cooperation," he said. "And, there were a lot of (Korean) students who could not be registered this time, so I will push forward with expanding the number of students (for the future)."