Domestic Adoption Camp

June 28-​July 1 in Denver, CO at Regis University

2018 Camp Directors: Marne Gulley & Margaret Walsh

HCAF presents the eighth year of Domestic Adoption Camp for adoptive families!


2014 girls

Join us for Domestic Adoption Camp to be held in 2018 at Regis University in Denver. We welcome families built by domestic adoption, foster care, and kinship. It will be a wonderful weekend in celebration of our adoptive families!

EVERY adopted child comes with a heritage, a background, and an identity that is not the exact same as their adoptive parents. In the 25 years we have been providing Heritage Camps, we have found this difference to be a true gift for families, and one that should be celebrated and explored together. Without question, this camp has revealed how important recognizing and finding ways to talk about and celebrate adoption is vital for adoptive families. As one parent put it, “The impact this camp had on my son was watching him interact with the other kids as if they’d always been best friends, and to see him getting more comfortable with what it means to be adopted.”

It is often said, “How can you know where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?” The mission of Domestic Adoption Camp is to provide an unprecedented place for families to learn, share, gain support, and celebrate adoption with each other. As one of our parents planning camp recently said, “My daughter has talked about this camp ever since it ended last year. Somehow, she just knew it was a good feeling being there.” There is no greater gift parents can give their children than the opportunity to discover who they really are, and to celebrate in that discovery with them.

We had a very successful camp in 2017 – our biggest yet with 150 participants, including adoptive families, our amazing volunteer counselors, and outstanding workshop leaders and presenters! To review the 2017 schedule and workshop descriptions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly, and we will be happy to send you the materials.

We are in the exciting planning stages forDAC 2018!

Family = Infinite Love

DAC is celebrating its 8th year in 2018! The number 8 is the infinity symbol turned upright, so we thought an infinity theme would be perfect to mark this milestone. All families are founded on infinite love. We want to acknowledge and appreciate the love that exists in our individual families and the love we share as an adoption community. Unconditional love is a part of infinite love, and although we might face some challenges from the way our families were formed, unconditional love is what we aspire to for each member of our family. The Star Trek TV series created the concept of “infinite diversity in infinite combinations” and we honor all that we are, differences included. Come celebrate your family’s infinite love and our unique culture of adoption based on love. As Buzz Lightyear from the movie “Toy Story” would say, “To infinity and beyond!”

Mark your calendars and plan to join us this summer! Watch this site for updates in the new year about our guest presenters, workshops, and activities as they are confirmed.

Scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance to attend camp. We also are continuing the “Plus One” program this year. Any family (new or previous attendee) who informs another family about our camp, and gets them to register and attend this summer, will receive a gift certificate to our market! So come join us, and bring a friend!

If you or your kids are on Facebook please visit the Domestic Adoption Camp page and like us. We want this to be a place where we can all have discussions and share interesting topics. It is a wonderful way to stay connected and informed.

We hope to see you at camp Summer of 2018. For further information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

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