High School (9th - 12th grade)

The High School Program is designed for high school students who have completed grades 9-12.

High school is probably one of the most difficult times for kids as they embark on the journey into adulthood. In a time of increased independence and trying to find a sense of self, identity and self-concept are crucial. The high school staff comprises of older, post-college young adults, who can help campers navigate a complex and confusing period of their lives. They are here to create a safe and engaging environment to talk about personal experiences and facilitate discussions to build a sense of belonging. Our safe space policy guarantees respect, tolerance, confidentiality, and most of all, undivided attention.

The typical day for a HS TANGer consists of small group bonding, learning about Taiwanese culture, and attending workshops. Through games and activities in a small group setting, the high school students will get to know one another and hopefully foster lasting friendships. On the Taiwan-front, campers might cook Taiwanese food or learn about Taiwan history to develop a sense of connection with their Taiwanese roots.

High school students will also attend a speaker session with a special guest that the staff has personally chosen. Topics range from Asian/Taiwanese American identity to leadership, community, and empowerment.  In addition, campers will have a chance to participate in inter-programming with the junior high kids and/or the older young adults group. To close out the evening and an almost always-exhausting day, there is Taiwan Night practice.

Looking for more details?

Check out our sample itinerary below for a glimpse into the overall program structure.

Our creative program team will continue to change up specific activities each year, keeping our events fresh and engaging for both new and returning children.

2:00 PM – 6:00PM: Registration

Check in! Welcome new members and re-connect with returning participants.

6:00 PM – 7:00PM: Dinner
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: TANG Opening Ceremony
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Welcome to the High School Program!
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Small Group

Meet your fellow participants in your small group and come up with a group name!

11:00 PM: Curfew
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Warm Up Games

Start the day off with some group stretches and exercises.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Find Your Identity Workshop

Learn the names of your fellow participants and cousnselors!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Small Group

Break into your small groups and share perspectives about the Identity Workshop.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Cultural Workshop

Break up into groups and learn about some leaders in the Taiwanese American community.

11:30 PM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30PM – 1:30 PM: Customize T-shirts

Express your creativity and create your own T-shirt that represents you.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Olympics

Challenge off the other small groups with small mini olympic challenges.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Small Group
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Taiwan Night Practice

Brush off your dance and skit skills for our Taiwan Night Performance!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Personal Stories Workshop

Your cousenlors share stories about their own high school experiences.

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Small Group
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Taiwan Night Practice

Continue refining the Taiwan Night Performance.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Ice Cream Social with the Young Adult Program
11:30 PM: Lights Out! Bedtime
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Camper Led Workshops

Take charge and teach your counselors some new skills.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Small Group

Learn the names of your fellow participants and cousnselors!

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Taiwan Night Practice

Continue working on Taiwan Night Acts.

11:30 PM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30PM – 2:30 PM: Gender Identity Workshop
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Interprogramming and Waterballoons

Come together with all the TANG programs for an inter-programming game and waterballoon fight.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: TANG Wide Group Photos

Take individual program photos and TANG wide photo.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Taiwan Night Practice

Continue refining the Taiwan Night Performance.

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Taiwan Night!

Time to show off the hard practiced Dance and Skits to all of TANG.

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Nightmarket and TANG Dance
10:30 PM: Lights Out! Bed Time
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: TANG Closing Ceremony

Watch all your memories from this past weekend through our slideshow!

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Clean Up and Pack
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
See you at next year’s TANG!