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Creating Community

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Camp families value the many cultural community volunteers who share their heritage with children and parents, interacting with camp families. Learn More

Celebrating Adoption

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Networking with other adoptive families, sharing experiences, and learning from adoptive parenting experts are key components of the camps. Learn More

Forging Connections

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Developing a positive self-​identity in adopted children is ultimately what Heritage Camp is all about.

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HCAF Fall Quarter News — 2017

This quarter includes news about a Spring Break cruise, exciting information about an Adoption Museum Project, a call for participants in a study about adoptees and genetic testing (hot topic!), 2018 camp dates and locations, and the quarterly “Why We Dot IT” and “The Camp Impact” columns. This quarter we also talk about the season of giving. Every year HCAF needs to raise roughly $250,000 above and beyond the program fees we charge for camp. That is so we can keep those program fees reasonable for families, provide scholarships for those who need some financial assistance to attend camp, and continue the authentic, meaningful camp experiences we are known for. There are so many ways to give in any amount that works for your family, and we have 10 ways to show you how! Just CLICK HERE for the full newsletter!

Colorado Gives Day December 5th!

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Colorado Gives Day is December 6, 2016! Please mark your calendars to support Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families reach our goal of $48,000 in donations in one day! We can reach that goal and beyond with YOUR help! You can give from anywhere around the world to support HCAF that day! Or…pre-schedule your donation by clicking RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW! Just schedule your donation for December 5th, Colorado Gives Day 2017! Also, be sure and indicate which of our camps you’d like to support, or it will go into our “general fund.” Eiher way, your gift will be put to excellent use in the coming camp season! Thank you!

Our Mission

Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Inc. (HCAF) serves as a post-​adoption resource and advocate for children, adults, and families with diverse heritages.

We accomplish our mission by facilitating events which provide culturally relevant and family-​centered experiences for every member of the family.

These events provide individuals and families with both a deeper sense of community and an individual identity. It is our goal that all adoptees will develop a knowledge of themselves and their culture of origin and that families will have a better awareness of, and sense of pride in, their adopted family member’s birth heritage. HCAF assists children, adults, and families in becoming a part of a larger community “just like themselves,” with shared experiences, challenges, and opportunities.

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How to Help at Heritage Adoption Camps

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Buy a Gift Card

These Kroger grocery cards are good at stores around the country. Buy a preloaded card for $5 and help Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families receive 5% of every purchase made with your card! You can buy one at the camps this summer, or online today!

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Buy a Memory Package

shutterfly-partner-smOur memory package includes all of the photos taken by our team of volunteer coordinators at your camp, including group photos of each child’s age group, plus the Closing Ceremony slide show.

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