July 5 – 8, 2018 at Snow Mountain Ranch Fraser, CO
2018 Co-Directors: Devi Browne, Lynn Kalinauskas, Minda Kochis, Karylann Love, & Geeta Sharma
What does Indian/Nepalese Heritage camp mean to your family?
- What is most valuable to our family about Heritage Camp is being able to connect with others who travel the same path in life as our family. There is a sense of “wholeness” that comes from being a part of the Heritage Camp experience. Through camp, our daughter has found a place and community that completely understands and accepts her 100% for who she is. There is a sense of belonging and understanding that doesn’t come from any other community of which we are a part.
- I love that all of us find our little tribe — as an adoptee, as an adoptive parent, as global-thinkers. It’s just a great environment to raise our kids!
- Meeting and bonding with everyone. Working with all the beautiful children. It’s one of our highlights every year!!!
- Focusing on adoption issues, workshops from adult adoptees, my children being with other adopted children in transracial families and the connections over the years, children reconnecting, having fun together! Thank you.
FOUR DAYS A SUMMER…IMPACT FOR LIFE!
For 25 years, families from across the country have gained a fuller appreciation of India and Nepal’s beautiful culture at Indian/Nepalese Heritage Camp (INHC). Friendships are created, strengthened and renewed each year — friendships that endure across the miles. INHC, the second of eleven camps developed by the highly respected Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families non-profit organization, is a family camp with programming for each member of the family from ages 3 to adult. Childcare is available for infants and toddlers.
During camp, we explore the unique gifts and challenges that come from being mostly transracial adoptive families. For those few days in July, adults and children are with a sea of families who are just like them.
We celebrate the children’s birth countries, India and Nepal, and we also celebrate adoption as a culture of its own. The familiarity and sense of identity that comes with being with other families “just like theirs” is what bonds the children and their families and gives them a deep sense of belonging. The participation and contributions from Indian and Nepalese adult adoptees are invaluable to our campers, and to their parents as well. INHC also has a huge “extended family” of Indian and Nepali community members who provide unwavering support throughout the year and attend our camp.
We are in the exciting planning stages for INHC2018 - #25&Strong!
As we come to camp in July, we look back at the 24 years of campers who have paved the way and created a strong, vibrant and supportive community for families who have adopted from India and Nepal. We have learned from their experiences and grown in many different ways. Much like a family reunion, we will come together to honor the past, including our children’s pasts in India and Nepal, and look towards the future. Join us this year for this landmark event. Whether this will be your 25th or your first camp, we want you to be part of this historical time. #INHC25&Strong is about acknowledging the past, celebrating the moment, and preparing for tomorrow.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us this summer — this will be one you don’t want to miss! Watch this site for updates about this year’s guest presenters, workshops, and activities as they are confirmed. Get ready to celebrate 25 wonderful years!