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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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+ONE Program

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

Refer more families, collect more gifts!

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!

Just have the family you refer list your name 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 HCAFcamp dates, and registration opening dates.

Thank you for being such GREAT ambassadors!

2018 Camp Registration Now Open — African/​Caribbean, Korean, Latin American

We are already in the midst of planning exciting and meaningful camp experiences for this year, and we hope your family will join us! Registration is NOW OPEN for African/​Caribbean, Korean, and Latin American Heritage Camps. Remaining camps will be opening soon!

Please click on this link for the 2018 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 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.”

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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