About the Camp​

Korean-American Youth Foundation (KAYF) provides opportunities for youths of Korean ancestry to develop qualities of leadership, social responsibility, and friendship in an environment that fosters awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage.


Since 1970, thousands of Korean-American youths have come to KAYF's summer camp, fondly referred to as "Camp Conifer" based on our original campsite, to enjoy a unique cultural and social experience.  This year, Camp Conifer is utilizing the site of Camp Nawakwa, located in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino National Forest. Camp Nawakwa is surrounded by 3,400 acres of national forest and hiking trails at an elevation of 6,000 feet.




This year’s annual summer camp will take place from August 4th (Sunday) to August 10th (Saturday) at Camp Nawakwa.  We hope your children will join us for a week of adventure, friendship and fun.



Sunday, August 4, 2019
3pm at Camp Nawakwa


Saturday, August 10, 2019
1pm (NOT NOON!) – Lunch and meet campers’ families, followed by slideshow, talent show and program
($10 per person excluding campers, please rsvp to reserve your lunch)



Saturday, August 10, 2019
3pm from Camp Nawakwa


The application for the 2019 year of Camp Conifer will be available soon.

[link to come]

FEES AND REFUNDS:  The fee is $745 per camper and counselor-in-training (CIT).  Campers will be accepted based on availability on a first come, first served basis.  CITs will be accepted based on availability AND selection by the CIT directors.  All cancellations up to July 1st will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be given after July 1st.  No refunds for early departures.  Space is limited so please register soon. 

Limited need-based financial aid is available upon inquiry for a partial fee waiver - please contact us for an application.

CIT APPLICATIONS:  CITs will be selected based upon review by the CIT directors.  There are a limited number of openings for our CIT program in order to provide the best possible training for our future counselors.  The mandatory CIT application supplement can be found below the main application here!

Thank you so much and we look forward to another great summer at Camp Conifer!