After decades of conducting CHamoru dance, language and cultural workshops, Kutturan Chamoru Foundation launched the "1st Annual Ta Fan Apåtte Chamoru Immersion Camp - Let's Share" on August 4-6, 2015 at California State University, Long Beach. Ta Fan Apåtte Chamoru Immersion Camp, the first of its kind in the Continental US, welcomes participant ages 10 years of age and up. The Immersion Camp includes accommodations and meals for 3 days and 2 nights at the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) or the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) dorms and dining hall. 

The goals of Ta Fan Apåtte Chamoru Immersion Camp are for participants to gain insight on the CHamoru culture, while developing an appreciation for the traditions, language and preservation of their native heritage. Participants gain self-identity and leadership skills to better prepare them for high school, college, and career and community service.  

CHamoru Immersion Workshops include, but are not limited to:

Art Medina, EOP Advisor, CSULB
High school/College/Career Preparation

Dr. Keith Camacho, Professor, UCLA
Japanese Colonialism in the Mariånas 

John Fejeran, Founder and CEO, 
Foundation for Chamorro Arts Crafts Artifacts and Education

Janelle Ferjeran, Health and Fitness Instructor
Ancient CHamoru Living/Fishing Techniques

Perci Flores, Founder, Cal-Islanders Humanitarian
AssociationSuruhåna/Suruhånu CHamoru Medicine Healers

Peter Onedera, Master Story Teller
CHamoru Language, Story Telling and Culture

Mario Borja, Master Navigator
Sakman Buliding/Kåmyu Demonstration

Fafanå’gue Rosemary Mantanona
Bailan CHamoru Workshop

With support from Cheyenne Angelica, LLC and the KCF Board, we continue the Annual Ta Fan Apåtte Chamoru Immersion Camp for future generations. If you would like to get involved, request an application to apply or make a donation for next year’s Chamoru Immersion Camp, please contact us below.

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