Pact Family Camp 2013
A Gathering for Adoptive Families
With Children of Color
July 3-7, 2013
Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge
Tahoe City, CA
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Pact Family Camp brings together adopted children of color and their families from around the country to share their experiences, learn from experts and each other, and enjoy each other's company. Many families have told us that their time at Camp had a profound effect, offering them a community they can't find anyplace else.
What is so special about Pact Family Camp?
Kidsfrom infants to teenagers on the verge of adulthood-spend their days at Pact Family Camp with other kids and camp counselors who are like them in very significant ways. For many kids, Pact Family Camp is the one place where they really feel they belong. From preschoolers to high school students, each group has many opportunities for sharing experiences, making meaningful connections--and having fun! Activities are carefully designed to be age-appropriate, with the older children given progressively more independence, both to spend time with their friends and to explore their emerging thoughts and feelings about adoption and race.
Parentsget a rare opportunity at Pact Family Camp to take time out from the rush of everyday life to reflect thoughtfully-in a variety of formats, including workshops, film screenings, and group discussions-on parenting, adoption, and race, along with other parents who share their experiences, and expert professionals in the field.
Adult adopteesof color are an essential part of Pact Family Camp, including many of the renowned adoption professionals, researchers, and authors who speak to and work with both children and parents, as well as many of the counselors in the children's program. These adults play a crucial mentoring role for Pact campers of all ages.
Each year we plan an exciting program that includes a rich blend of education, community-building, sharing, and recreation. Enjoying group activities together in the woods, in the pool, and at mealtimes provides wonderful opportunities to connect. We welcome children who were adopted domestically or internationally, as well as siblings who are not adopted. We offer special opportunities for community-building among same-race adoptive families of color (see Camp Program below).
Learn more about:
Click here to view slide shows from previous Pact Family Camps.
Click here to hear the Pact Family Camp Song.
Got questions? Interested in:
- volunteering at Pact Family Camp?
- applying to be a counselor?
- learning about our Counselor-in-Training program?
Please contact us at PactCamp@pactadopt.org or (510) 243-9460.
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