Chinese Heritage Camp II
Chinese Heritage Camp II connects adoptive families with authentic cultural experiences, experts on adoption, and families with shared experiences.
We offer two Chinese Heritage Camps, click here to view the camp located at Snow Mountain Ranch in Fraser,CO.
We enthusiastically celebrate the Chinese birth culture of our campers, while also emphasizing the shared experience of being adopted into U.S. culture. It is that connection — with other families, a child’s cultural heritage, the greater community, and role models — that affirms a child’s self-worth and belonging.
At Chinese Heritage Camp II, we are very fortunate to have supportive presenters, entertainers, and counselors from the Chinese community in Colorado. Many of our counselors and presenters include Chinese adoptees. They are the racial mirrors our children need to see, learn from, and often develop lifelong relationships with. The rich Chinese culture is infused in all aspects of camp, for an authentic & fun experience!
Chinese Heritage Camp II is the smaller of our two Chinese Heritage Camps by design. The size allows us to do some unique things, like serve authentic dim sum to the whole camp on Sunday morning, or have a “Parade of Chinese Provinces” at Opening Ceremony – both treasured traditions at CHC II.
Adoption is also a culture of its own that brings unique joys and challenges to a family’s life. At our camp, children and families are nurtured and supported at every stage of that life. Children and parents relish in being with other families “just like them.”
We ensure that this camp includes programming designed to equip parents with the tools and understanding to raise children with respect to their cultural background, and to raise children who have experienced loss in their young lives. Camp programming is designed to support parents with the ability to advocate for, affirm, and support our kids.
This camp is a celebration of Chinese culture, and of adoptive families. This blending of culture and families has created an enriching, supportive space for our campers of all ages.
“I love that the camp offers something special for everyone in the family and camp is full of families just like ours. I wanted my daughter to learn about her culture… and be around other children who are adopted so she can feel like she is part of a community.”
A Family Experience
Each camp is a family experience. Adults attend their own workshops and benefit from opportunities to socialize and connect with other parents who have shared experiences and understanding. Non-adopted siblings typically attend camp, and benefit from fun and connection with their peers, while gaining an understanding of adoption and culture. Extended family — grandparents, aunts, uncles — are also welcome to attend camp.
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