Pact Family Camp East 2020
Save the Date 2021
Pact Family Camp East, is a six-day/five-night event that brings together families with adopted children of color from across the country to share experiences, learn from experts, and build community. All of the camp counselors and featured speakers are people of color or have a personal connection to adoption. In recent years. We expect approximately 85–100 families (350 plus individuals) including extended family members as well as birth/first family members and adopted adults and foster care alum.
Pact Camp East will be held at the beautiful Callaway Gardens Spa & Resort, nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Pact Family Camp East offers children, teens, and adults not only transformative learning experiences within “brave spaces,” but the chance to relax together in a beautiful setting, have fun, and build friendships with other families who know where they’re coming from.
You will stay in a comfortable, hotel-style room, with daily room service, and be provided with three generous meals a day. The site, located on 2,500 acres of land, offers upgrade options of cottages with kitchens and suites. Amenities include a heated swimming pool and hot tub, a lake, butterfly experience and zip-line a small fitness room, and even a spa where you can book an appointment for a massage. The resort is surrounded by walking trails and a beach; while many campers remain on the resort grounds the entire time, a 10-mile bicycle trail, and miles of nature trails showcase the beauty of the site.
Most of Pact’s year-round staff will be on site to make sure camp goes smoothly, and over 75% of the counselors have been with us for several years or more. You can count on this highly experienced team to deliver a well-organized and thoughtfully-developed program!
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“I walked into camp thinking how great it would be for our kids and believing I knew what I needed to know and love was really all that was needed. I left camp knowing it was essential for my kids and thinking about how much I didn’t know but believing that love would give me the strength for the journey to learn it.” – First Time Attendee from the Northeast
“It is invigorating to be with families that look like ours, and equally empowering to be simultaneously supported and challenged to look deeply at the critical role of race and birth families in the adoption experience. Beyond the adult education, the program and mentoring approach available to our son and the other young adoptees has been priceless. We believe Pact to be the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to ethical adoption education for parents, adoptees and birth parents. Knowing what we know now, we would never want to be adoptive parents (especially white parents of a child of color) without having had this invaluable guidance and our lives are better for it.”– Kathryn, Northern Virginia