two adopted siblings eating ice creamPact Family Camp. offers adopted children of color and their family members deep learning, and strong connections mixed with some serious fun. We create a safe environment where children and their families can speak hard truths about adoption, family, and race among others who understand. From around the country, adopted children of color, adoptive parents, non-adopted siblings, and a growing number of extended family and birth family members, gather together with adopted adults, nationally recognized experts in the field of child welfare, and our amazing counselors and mentors, all of whom are committed to helping the children find their voices and value themselves. Pact Family Camp is a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to learn and grow in a way that sustains them throughout the year.

Please make a tax-deductible donation to Pact’s Camp Fund (also known as Elena’s Fund) today.

Here’s a note we received from one young camper after our 2013 camp:

“Can we come back (to Pact Family Camp) next year?
We belong here and I want to be in the Pact family forever.”

It means the world to us to know that children feel safe and supported at Pact Family Camp. To make the camp experience possible for this child and others like him, we need your help. Scholarships support more than 25% of the families who attend Pact Family Camp each summer. We know you share our belief that cost should not be an obstacle to children and their families becoming part of the Pact Family Camp community!

Check out this video to see what Pact Family Camp means to children and parents


Luckily, Pact has Elena’s Fund, which was created to support our camp program and families who otherwise could not afford to attend. Elena Santaballa and her husband attended Pact Family Camp. for the first time in 2010 with their two young children, Xavi and Ivy Elena (pictured above at their first Pact Family Camp in 2010 and below in 2013). Tragically, Elena lost her life to cancer a mere two months later. Elena and her family designated Pact Family Camp as an important part of her legacy.

At the heart of Elena’s Fund is a matching challenge. For every dollar you give, Elena’s Fund will receive two dollars. That means your gift can help us raise over $50,000 to bring families to Pact Family Camp!

Please make a tax-deductible donation to Elena’s Fund today, so the impact of your gift can be doubled. Help families and children who need to be there, attend Pact Family Camp in the coming year.

two adopted siblings walking together

“We love Pact Family Camp! It has changed our lives.”

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