(9th - 12th Grade)
The High School Program is designed for high school students who have completed grades 9-12. Our goal is to inspire and empower teens by fostering personal growth and cultivating community values.
High school is probably one of the most difficult times for kids as they embark on the journey into adulthood. In a time of increased independence and trying to find a sense of self, identity and self-concept are crucial.
The high school staff comprises of older, post-college young adults, who can help campers navigate a complex and confusing period of their lives. They are here to create a safe and engaging environment to talk about personal experiences and facilitate discussions to build a sense of belonging. Our safe space policy guarantees respect, tolerance, confidentiality, and most of all, undivided attention.
The typical day for a HS TANGer consists of small group bonding, learning about Taiwanese culture, and attending workshops. Through games and activities in a small group setting, the high school students will get to know one another and hopefully foster lasting friendships. On the Taiwan-front, campers might cook Taiwanese food or learn about Taiwan history to develop a sense of connection with their Taiwanese roots.
High school students will also attend a speaker session with a special guest that the staff has personally chosen. Topics range from Asian/Taiwanese American identity to leadership, community, and empowerment. In addition, campers will have a chance to participate in inter-programming with the junior high kids and/or the older young adults group. To close out the evening and an almost always-exhausting day, there is Taiwan Night practice.
2:00 PM – 6:00PM: Registration
Check in! Welcome new members and re-connect with returning participants.
6:00 PM – 7:00PM: Dinner
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: TANG Opening Ceremony
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Welcome to the High School Program!
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Small Group
Meet your fellow participants in your small group and come up with a group name!