By Keith Uhlig
A summer camp designed to teach Hmong students about their own heritage has doubled in size in two years.
About 120 students are enrolled in Camp Phoojywg-Friend, which offers basic Hmong cultural lessons that focus on the ethnic group's history, music, folklore, art and language. Students are mostly Hmong, but several non-Hmong also are attending. About 60 students attended the camp last summer....
...The camp was designed by Yauo Yang of Wausau, a social studies teacher at D.C. Everest Middle School, and Maysee Yang Herr of Wausau, an assistant professor of education at UW-Stevens Point. One purpose for the camp is to help young Hmong children learn about their own culture and history — knowledge that is slowly eroding as the Hmong people as a group become more rooted in America.