August 2nd– 4th, 2013 in Denver, CO
2013 Co-Directors: Sarah McCarthy & Caroline Yates
What does Chinese Heritage Camp II mean to your family?
“Camps promotes such positive feelings in our daughter about being who she is, a proud Chinese-American”
“My daughter has a shared connection to everyone at camp. She likes being on of many as compared to the one who always stands out.”
“The counselors are the best part of camp! They are so wonderful with the kids and such good role models — my daughter looks up to them and I am grateful she has such positive Asian role models.”
THREE DAYS A SUMMER.….…..IMPACT FOR LIFE!
Come celebrate our 10th anniversary of Chinese Heritage Camp II this August 2nd to 4th in Denver, Colorado.
Our small, urban camp is a family camp with programming and workshops for the entire family. Chinese Heritage Camp II is one of few camps of its kind in the country, specifically designed for families with adopted children from China. Committed to exploring both the cultural and the adoption aspects of growth as an adoptive family, it is one of 11 camps facilitated by the highly respected Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Inc. 75 – 85 families attend this camp with children from toddlers to teens and family members ranging from older siblings to grandparents.
Our camp this year will feature the theme “A Place Where I Belong”. Our children find a powerful connection at camp and we will be celebrating this sense of belonging that we feel at camp. Workshops and guest presenters for adults will feature adoption experts and also members of the local Chinese community who share their cultural knowledge with our families every year. Programming for children will include age appropriate cultural activities, taught by Chinese Americans who enthusiastically share their expertise with adoptive families.
Our 20-something Asian American counselors are assigned to every age group and serve as mentors to our children as they participate in cultural activities along with our children.
As always, we will explore the unique gifts and challenges that come with our mostly transracial adoptive families. We realize that as your children grow, they will be dealing with issues faced by any child of color, no matter their country of birth. At our camp, they are with a sea of families who are like theirs, and with children who are in the majority for a few days. Though we enthusiastically celebrate their birth country, we also celebrate adoption as a culture of its own. The similarities of being with other families “just like theirs” is what really bonds the children and their families so immediately at our camps.
Come celebrate with us this August in Denver; we look forward to seeing you again, or for the first time. Registration opens March 8, 2013