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 2, 2020
3pm at Camp Nawakwa


Saturday, August 8, 2020
1pm (NOT NOON!) – Lunch and meet campers’ families, followed by slideshow, talent show and program
($20 per person excluding campers, please rsvp to reserve your lunch)



Saturday, August 8, 2020
3pm from Camp Nawakwa

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:  If your child is an incoming 10th or 11th grader AND THEY HAVE BEEN A CAMPER FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR, they can fill out the supplemental section at the end of the application to apply to be a counselor-in-training (CIT) after the main application and camp fee have both been submitted.  CIT applications will be considered until either (1) the session fills up, or (2) May 31st (whichever occurs first), but their spot in the program is not first-come-first-served like camper applications because CITs must be selected by the CIT directors, who will let the applicants know their decision as quickly as possible once the CIT application period has closed.  Please note that the CIT directors are looking specifically for candidates who have shown potential leadership skills, and who have demonstrated genuine care for their fellow campers and a true desire to pass along their love of the camp experience down to the next generation of campers.

​Please note that space in both the camp and CIT programs is subject to availability.

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