June 25 – 28, 2015 Snow Mountain Ranch Fraser, CO
2015 Co-Directors: Marie English, Lisa Sevcik & Amanda Woodward
What does Latin American Heritage Camp mean to your family?
“We love camp.….The kids didn’t want it to end.”
“It means facing the issues of adoption square on for a weekend; having my family wiht families that look like ours. creating an opening for conversation with my kids. hearing what other families are doing. obtaining resources and connections. Overall, a wonderful experience!!”
“Feeling like we’re just another family, and not feeling like we “stick out” or that we have to explain/answer questions.”
“Where to begin.…time together celebrating our children and family.…we all benefit and thoroughly enjoy ourselves.”
FOUR DAYS A SUMMER.….IMPACT FOR LIFE!
Latin American Heritage Camp in Colorado is one of the few camps of its kind in the country, designed specifically for families with children adopted from Central and South America, as well as those of Hispanic heritage adopted within the United States. It is one of 13 camps facilitated by the highly respected Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families non-profit organization. Hispanic counselors serve as role models and mentors to the children as they participate with them in cultural classes while adult family members attend cultural and adoption related workshops ranging from Latin American cooking and customs to the blessings and challenges inherent in our adoptive families. Every year at camp we incorporate the roots of Latin American culture into our programming for all ages, exploring different aspects of this vast and amazing culture each year, while highlighting the distinct countries and regions where the children at camp were born.
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 and highlight the different birth countries at this camp, 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.
We are in the exciting planning stages ofLAHC2015 with the theme Making our Mark. Make plans to join us as we celebrate Latinos making their mark in the world and pursue how each of us is making our unique contribution to our families, communities and beyond.
During camp we will explore, share insights and come together to create. We will revel in what it means to be Latin, adopted, inspired, grounded….what it means to be…us. Throughout the four days of classes, workshops and gatherings we will explore and celebrate how each of us matter and how each of us are Making our Mark.
Back by popular demand! Opening Ceremony will be on THURSDAY evening this year! Be sure to plan on coming up for dinner and Opening Ceremony. We will also have some optional pre-camp activities for families who would like to spend Thursday with other families from camp!
We invite all of you to wear festive attire for the Saturday evening Fiesta. This is a great time to wear the clothes, hats, jewelry, etc. representing Latin American cultures.
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