Adult Adoptees

Adult adoptees (age 18 and older) are encouraged to attend our camps, whether you have been a camper for years, or have never attended camp. We strongly believe that “camp never ends,” no matter your age.

At Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, we place high value on the experiences and perspectives of adoptees. The involvement of adult adoptees are an integral part of us achieving our mission.

Each year, we hear from countless adult adoptees who emphasize the importance of maintaining connections with fellow adoptees and with their cultural community throughout their lives.


There are many ways you can attend camp as an adult adoptee: 

Young Adult Adoptee Program (ages 18 to 23) 

We are dedicated to developing a strong program for Young Adult Adoptees who want to keep coming to camp, or come for the first time, and may not want to be a counselor.

This program will be an extension of the camp experience with activities and programming relevant to your age group. Each camp will provide their own programming, and this may include; outdoor adventures, discussions & workshops that relate directly to this phase of your life,  cultural experiences, some camp volunteer time, and of course socializing with your fellow adoptees, plus all of the usual camp activities we all love, like lunches, the market, festivals, celebrations, etc.

Young Adult Adoptees will have a discounted fee of $120 for the entire camp or $85 for one day. You will have to provide your own transportation and lodging as well. There will be financial stipends to assist you if needed. Just select “Adult Adoptee” when you register.

Adult Adoptee Program (ages 24 & above) 

We encourage you to come and enjoy a camp experience as an adult; one that will enrich your life as an adoptee, and as a member of your cultural community. Programming will be decide by each camp, but will mainly include access to all adult workshops, plus some specific programming for Adult Adoptees if we have a large enough group.   is never too late to come to camp! You are welcome to register for camp at a reduced rate. Simply select “adult adoptee” when you register!

Additionally, many adult adoptees feel that Heritage Camps is a meaningful way to expose their own children and/or partner to adoption and to their culture of birth. For adult adoptees, there will be a discounted camp rate of $120 per adult person for the full camp, or $85 per adult person for one day of camp. Children will attend at the regular camp program rates per day. You will have to provide your own transportation and lodging as well. There will be financial stipends to assist you if needed. Just select ““Adult Adoptee” when you register and include your family. 

Volunteer for Camp

Our campers have benefitted from the incredible volunteer engagement of adult adoptees, who not only serve as “cultural/racial mirrors” but also ensure that the perspectives and concerns of adoptees guide our programming. We encourage you to consider becoming a volunteer. If you are interested on what that might entail, please send an email to and let us know which camp you are interested in volunteering for. We can that let you know what’s available! 

Be a Camp Counselor

If you are over 18 years of age, you are also welcome to be a camp counselor working directly with the younger adoptees. If you come to camp as a counselor, there will be no charge to you, but there will be a charge for your family to attend. Apply to be a camp counselor.