LHF Summer Camps
The Lao Heritage Foundation has a mission to preserve, promote and transmit Lao culture through the arts. We do this by providing music and dance lessons year-round to students in the DMV free of charge. We also host summer camps to teach many aspects of Lao culture, such as traditional Lao dance, language, food, sports, etiquette, history, arts and crafts, holidays and traditions across the United States.
Since the launch of our first summer camp in 2007 an estimated 1400 students have attended our summer camps in America and in Laos. The summer camps in the DMV started in 2012. An estimated 350 students have attended our local camps for the past seven years. The students of LHF participate and showcase music and dance throughout the DMV including venues such as the three local temples, Lao Embassy, the Mosaic International Showcase, and other local events from various agencies celebrating Asian American Heritage Month.
Register for a Summer Camp
LHF summer camps will resume this summer in some locations. Please see locations below: Registration information will be added when they become available.
Below are the links to all of the camp songs (music sheets), lyrics (English and Lao), and videos (music and/or dance) by camp year and location. Click the link by year and find your camp location.
|July 16||July 22||Fort Worth/Dallas, TX||Register||Pay|
|July 23||July 29||Philadelphia, PA||Register||Pay|
|July 30||August 6||Washington, D.C||Register||Pay|
Camp resources contain all of the resources for camp. This includes all music notations notated by LHF in alphabetical order in grid form and some in staff notes, midi files, lyrics in Lao and English, plays written in Lao and English, as well as cultural materials. All materials are free and can be downloaded, used, or shared. Click on Camp Resources to access it.