The campers range in age from 10 to 17 years and are accompanied by
parents and teachers from their native China. While staying on the LCU campus, they are living in student housing and spending almost
six hours a day in classes to improve their English skills and take
music lessons. The group also plans to visit local points of
interest, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and
Museum in Springfield, before their departure on Aug. 13.
activities, educational games and chances to mingle with faculty,
staff, students and the local community fill the rest of their days.
The group is anxious to experience American culture and refuses to
let 11,000 miles hinder them from gaining firsthand experience of
The American Chinese Civic Exchange is a nonprofit organization
based in Albuquerque, N.M. It exists to strengthen the friendship,
cultural exchange and economic ties between China and the United
States. Facilitating English camps on American soil is just one of
the many ways the ACCE seeks to accomplish its goals.
Lincoln Christian University's mission is to nurture and equip
Christians with a biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church
and the world. Teaching and training reflects a global perspective
and has produced graduates who have touched every state in the U.S.
and more than 160 countries worldwide. The university enjoys
relationships with individuals and organizations such as the ACCE
around the world and continually seeks to expand its international
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Christian University]