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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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Annual Gala April 23, 2016!

25 YEARS OF HELPING FAMILIES SOAR! Join us for our Annual Gala Celebrating 25 years!

Join us in our annual celebration to support the work of Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families! Purchase your tickets NOW for this fantastic event! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director if you want more information, want to donate a silent auction item, sponsor a table, or just come have fun!

View the gala flyer with all the details — who, what, when, and where! This year our gala will be held at the fabulous Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum! Purchase your gala tickets here! You can also support our annual fundraiser by purchasing raffle tickets here, and by selling them to all of your family and friends as well! Our fantastic raffle prizes this year include:

1st Prize: HP Star Wars 15.6″ Special Edition Notebook — value $879

2nd Prize: Heritage Camp Fees for 4value $432 (if winner does not attend camp, prize is $250 Amazon Gift Card)

3rd Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card

** note: prizes will not be substituted — need not be present to win

2016 Camp Registration Now Open — All Camps!

We are already in the midst of planning exciting and meaningful camp experiences for this year. We have some milestones to celebrate! It is the 25th year of Korean Heritage Camp, which means the 25th year of Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, since that was our very first camp all those years ago. It is also the 20th year of our Chinese Heritage Camp, which was our third camp in the lineup of what is now 11 camps and one Adult Adoptee Retreat! It is amazing how we have grown in 25 years, and all because of the dreams and dedication of our staff, board of directors, and countless volunteers — adoptive parents, adoptees, community volunteers, and counselors. Thank you one and all — here’s to a celebratory year!

Please click on this link for the 2016 camp dates, location, and to register for camp. If you are interested in one or more of our camps, and would like to see last year’s camp schedule and/​or list of workshop descriptions for all ages, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll be happy to send the information to you directly

Some comments from 2015 camp evaluations when asked what was most valuable about the Heritage Camp experience:

  • The most valuable about Heritage Camp to my family is the opportunity to be a part of a family in where we can all connect and share what we are truly passionate about! Best experience ever!”
  • “I love that the camp offers something special for everyone in the family and that the camp is full of families just like ours. I think it is so valuable for our children to see other families like their own.”
  • “As a counselor, adoptee, & camp alum, I know that Heritage Camp is the only place I actually feel like I fit in.”
  • “We already have a high awareness of our daughter’s birth culture. However, camp definitely raises our awareness of the combination of birth and adoption culture and the implications of that.”
  • “The kids have FUN with other kids that look like them and have similar experiences — it is their favorite thing of the year, every year.”

“+ONE”

Share the Love – Refer a Family! Our +ONE Program Works!

Word of mouth is by far our best marketing tool. Share the love and refer a family to HCAF; through our +ONE program we’ll thank you profusely! Receive a $25 camp market certificate for every new family you refer to any HCAF camp, not only the one(s) you attend. For four new family referrals in one year, receive $100 gift certificate to the market or one free registration! Refer more families, collect more gifts!

Just have the family you refer be sure to tell us how they heard about camp, listing your name as the referral when they register for camp. Your market certificate(s) will be waiting for you at your camp this summer! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you refer 4 families who come to camp to let us know which reward you prefer. Follow this link for all HCAF camp/​retreat dates.

Thank you for being such GREAT ambassadors!

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.

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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