UWEC hosts summer camp highlighting Hmong culture

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Wisconsin has the third largest Hmong community in the U.S., and now UW-Eau Claire is hosting a one-of-a-kind camp to increase knowledge of the Hmong language and culture for local students.

Thirty three high schoolers from across the Midwest are spending two weeks of their summer at UWEC learning about Hmong culture, identity and leadership, according to Charles Vue, camp director.

Students spend their days in class, taught by alumni of the camp, with courses ranging from science to Hmong history.

Vue said while the camp may be based in education, the students personal growth is the priority.

“This is the stage where students are learning who they are. If we have a class that teaches about why they are in the U.S, how they came to be where they are, it will enhance their self esteem, their identity, and enable them to better learn,” Vue said.

Vue hopes the camp encourages students to achieve higher education and understand their cultural identity on a more personal level.

Emily Shepardson

Emily Shepardson

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