Ethiopian Camp Embraces Culture

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- The Sixth Annual Ethiopian Heritage Camp was held at Massanetta Springs Camp.

The purpose is to teach kids of Ethiopian descent and adoptive families about their background and Ethiopian culture. Families enjoyed traditional Ethiopian dance, music, and food.

People there say the camp helps the children deal with many social issues.

"The satisfaction is amazing, the kids come alive, we see them growing, wee their confidence and their culture, their personality has changed," said Mekdes Bekele, the camp organizer.

"My son sees how other families look like us. We are a mixed race family, a lot of the children here have white parents and a lot of them can see that there are a lot of families like them and that we're not that different," said Trevory Seeney, a parent.

About 350 people attended the event. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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