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The smell of campfires, the joy of meeting new friends, and the excitement of all the fun activities. All of these can only add up to one thing: summer camp!
There’s a lot to enjoy about summer camp. Luckily, there are many great summer camps in our area. If you’re looking for a camp that is designed specifically for adopted and foster children, either domestically or internationally, look no further! Here are a few great options for you. (click the name for a link)
Holt Adoptee Camp is the world’s first, longest running, and only overnight camp program designed to provide Adoptees with a safe, fun, all-Adoptee environment focused on the culture of adoption. Holt Adoptee Camp has two major goals: (1) to build an Adoptee community through fun camp activities facilitated by all-Adoptee counselors, staff, and directors and (2) to promote healthy identitiy development through one and a half hours of age-appropriate, adoption-focused activities. This is a five day, four night program for 9-16 year olds of any birth country and any agency.
Children’s Home Adoption Day Camp is a classic summer camp experience that combines adoption-specific programming in the mornings and more traditional camp activities in the afternoons. We are pleased to partner with YMCA Twin Cities to offer Adoption Day Camp at beautiful YMCA Camp Streefland in Lakeville, Minnesota.
La Semana is a culture day camp for children adopted from Latin America. La Semana is held annually in July/August in Minnesota and attracts adopted children from across the U.S. and even internationally.
Green Lake, Wisconsin
This is a weekend experience for families that have black children being raised by parents of another race. It is for the entire family with break-out sessions by age groups and large group activities for the entire group. It meets once a year in Green Lake, WI in October.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Camp Masala is a weekend camp for children of Indian heritage and their families. Our goal is to facilitate our children’s education about Indian culture in a fun environment. Children will be surrounded by other children who look like them and other families who are built like theirs.
Catalyst Foundation’s Vietnam Culture Camp strives to ensure that all of the children in our community are proud of their identity and heritage. They help families to develop a greater multicultural awareness through a variety of mediums. They try to inspire all to strengthen their own communities and to love others.