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Photos: A cultural camp for young, adopted Latinos

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Folk dances
Throughout the week-long culture camp, children learn folk dances from Latin America. On August 2, 2012, David Garrett, 6, supplements the dance steps with a few karate moves.
MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel

La Semana is a Minnesota-based summer camp created specifically for children adopted from Latin America. Campers, ranging from kindergartners to high schoolers, explore the cultures and traditions of their birth countries and bond with those whose backgrounds are similar to their own.

While at La Semana, which is Spanish for "the week," attendees learn Latin American dances and, on the final night of camp, they put on a formal performance for friends and family.