CHRONICLE HISTORY OF SEJONG

                  
            
1992    February    

                       Witness "LA Riot" while attending Adoptive Parents' Workshop in LA
                       Realization of Adoptive Parents as Parents of Korean Faced Child
  

          July        

                      Organized first Camp Sejong - Korean Culture Day Camp to educate and support Korean adoptees and parents


1993    July        

                      Second year of Camp Sejong: Expanded Camp Sejong from day camp to Sleep-Over camp
                      Facilitation of Bergen County Survey: Cultural Needs of Minority Groups in Bergen County


1994    August        

                      Camp Sejong "Korean History" 
                      Guest Speakers: Deborah Johnson (Social Worker Adoptee), Jim Paek (Hockey Player)
                      Parent Workshop Adoptive parents and Counselor Training 


1995    August      

                      Camp Sejong "Korean American Pride" 
                      Guest Speakers : ChanHo Park (Baseball Pitcher), Dr. Sammy Lee (Gold Medal Olympic Diver)
                      Parent Workshop Families and Counselor Training


1996    January       

                      Lunar New Year Celebration in Bergen County, New Jersey


          May        

                      Bergen County Art Festival in Paramus, New Jersey


          August        

                       Camp Sejong "Chusok" 
                       Guest Speakers : ChanHo Park (Baseball Pitcher), Chris Soentpoint (Illustrator)
                       Parent Workshop and Counselor Training 
                       Drum Performance by Korean Adoptess at the NY Mets Asian Night in Shea Stadium in New York


1997    January        

                     Lunar New Year Celebration at Palisadium, Cliffside Park, NJ


         August        

                    Camp Sejong "Korean American Heros" 
                    Guest Speakers: Lilly Lee (Olympic Skater), Mark Bendul (Detective)
                    Parent Workshop for Adoptive Families and Counselor Training
                    Drum Performance at Shea Stadium
                    Hosted Teachers' Sensitivity Training in Leonia School district, New Jersey


1998   February        

                     Lunar New Year Celebration at Palisadium, Cliffside Park, NJ


         July        

                    First Sejong Trip to Korea


         August        

                    Camp Sejong "Provinces of Korea" 
                    Guest Speakers: Paull Shin (Washington State Senator), Mark Bendul (BC Detective)
                    Parent Mini Retreat/Workshop and Counselor Training


         October        

                    Drum Performances: Asian Night in Shea Stadium, Korea Society Benefit Dinner, Yale University
                    Participated in Korean Parade and Columbus Day Parade, UN Day Parade with Miss Universe 


1999   February        

                    Drum Performance with Nai Ni Chan Dance Company at NJ Performing Arts Center


         March      

                    Drum Performance at Fort Lee High School for Korean Culture Day
    

         July      

                   Sejong Trip to Korea
  

         August        

                     Camp Sejong "Korean Legends" : Paul Kim (Comedian), Deborah Johnson (Social Worker)
                     Parent Mini Retreat/Workshop and Counselor Training
     

         September      

                     Korean Culture Night by Bergen County and Sejong in Rutherford, NJ
                     KAAN (Korean Adoptees & Adoptive Family Network) Conference in LA : Panel Presentation
    

         October        

                     Drum Workshop for Culture Day in Georgetown University, Washington DC
                     Seoul Drum Festival Competition by Kim Duk Soo : Won 2nd Prize in International Division

2000   May        

                      Bergen County Children's Day Workshop in Van Saun Park, NJ
    

          July        

                      Hosted KAAN (Korean Adoptees & Adoptive Family Network) Conference in Hasbrock, NJ
                      Sejong Trip to Korea
  

          August  

                      Camp Sejong "Three Kingdoms" 
                      Guest Speakers : Marie Lee (Author), Amanda Badden (Social Worker), Paull Shin (State Senator)
                      Parent Workshop and Counselor Training 

2001    February        

                       First National Korean Traditional Performers Competition: Grand Prize Winner
    

          May        

                       Asian Pacific Ameican Heritage Festival Performance in New York City
  

          July        

                      Sejong Trip to Korea
    

          August        

                       Camp Sejong "New Year's Day Tradition"
                       Guest Speakers : Marie Lee (Author), David Lim (911 Port Authority K-9)
                       Parent Workshop and Counselor Training 
  

          October        

                       St. John's University Asian Heritage Festival Performance, Flushing, NY
                       Hosted the Workshop for Korean Adoptees at Princeton University in NJ

2002    April        

                        Experience Korean Arts and Culture by Bergen County: Hosted and Performed by Sejong
    

           May      

                        Governor McGeevy's Inaugural Parade in Trenton, NJ
  

           July        

                         Sejong Trip to Korea
  

           August      

                         Camp Sejong "Circle of Life" 
                         Guest Speakers : Tom Masters (Adoptee FBI Agent), Amanda Badden (Social Worker)
                         Parent Workshop and Counselor Training 
  

           September      

                         River Edge Culture Center Performance in New Jersey
                         Oorie De Oyer Theater Performance in Hackensack, NJ

2003    February        

                         Lunar New Year Celebration at ChoDae Church in Norwood, NJ
  

           July        

                         Sejong Trip to Korea
  

           August        

                         Camp Sejong "Korean Immigration" 
                         Guest Speakers : Helie Lee (Author), Jung Hoon Moon (Wheelchair Olympian)
                         Parent Workshop and Counselor Training

2004     July      

                          Sejong Trip to Korea
  

            August        

                          Camp Sejong  "Korean American History"
                          Parent Workshop and Counselor Training 

2005     August        

                          Camp Sejong  "KoChoSun" 
                          Guest Speakers : Toby Dawson (Snowboarding World Champion), Sook Wilkenson (Psychologist)
  

           September        

                          Drum Performance at Paramus Catholic High School
     

           October        

                          Performance at St. Joseph's Church in Demarest, NJ

           November        

                          Bergen County Cultural & Historical Society Workshop

2006     July        

                          Sejong Trip to Korea
 

            August        

                           Camp Sejong "KoGuRyo" 
                           Guest Speakers : Vivian Lee (NBC New Reporter), David Yoo (Author), Sook Wilkenson (Psychologist)
                           Counselor Training 

2007     February        

                           Lunar New Year Celebration at ChoDae Church in Norwood, NJ
    

            March      

                            Pre-Teen Mentor and Leadership Training
  

            August        

                            Camp Sejong "Zodiac"   Guest Speakers : Annie O'Brien (Author & Illustrator), David Yoo (Author)

2008     March      

                           Pre-Teen Mentor and Leadership Training
  

            August        

                           Camp Sejong "Shilla" : Annie O'Brien (Author & Illustrator)

2009     March        

                           2 classes of Mentor and Leadership Training for 6-8 graders
    

            June        

                           Sejong's First Annual Dinner at Palisadium Restaurant, NJ
  

            July      

                           Trip to Korea : Total of 35 participants (including 4 American educators) visited Korea
  

            August      

                            Camp Sejong: "Korean American History"
    

            November      

                            "2009 Trip to Korea" Presentation at Closter Middle School, NJ

2010      February        

                            12 weeks of "Poongmul" lessons to DPCS (Democracy Prep Charter School) students in Harlem, NY 
  

            May      

                            Sejong 2nd Annunal Fundraising Dinner at Palisadium, NJ
  

             June        

                             DPCS students performed "Poongmul" and celebrated their first Korean Festival Day in school
 

             July        

                             Sejong Trip to Korea
    

             August        

                              Camp Sejong "Current Events"    Guest Speaker: Tae Hun Kim (Author)
    

             September      

                              "2010 Trip to Korea" Presentation at Tenafly Elementary School in NJ