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Adoption Day Camp | June 16-20, 2014
Today is a day of work I will return to often as a reminder to myself on those days when I’m in my office pushing papers for a program that seems a faraway dream. Today, six children came...
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Who should attend
All adopted children ages 6-13 are welcome at Adoption Day Camp. We encourage siblings who were not adopted to attend camp as well. Camp activities and discussion topics will be age-appropriate, by grade level.
Older Teens: Join us as a Junior Counselor | learn more |
Parents & Adopted Adults: Volunteer at camp | learn more |
What to expect
Every morning, Children's Home staff and volunteers create a fun and active adoption camp program where children and families can celebrate their common bond: adoption! Adoption-specific activities will be presented in a fun, age-appropriate way and conversation topics will include feelings, teasing, self-esteem, racism and identity.
In the afternoon, activities expand to include traditional camp activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts, and much more through our unique partnership with YMCA Camp Streefland. Campers will remain with their Children's Home group throughout the day.
YMCA Camp Streefland is located at beautiful Lake Kinsgley in Lakeville, Minn., a southern suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. | Learn more > |
For the convenience of camp families, YMCA Camp Streefland provides safe and reliable transportation each day for our campers.
View Camp Streefland Bus Stops: A complete list of bus stop locations with pick-up and drop-off times.
*Please note: For exact times and locations, check the YMCA website for up-to-date bus information the week prior to your child coming to camp.*
If you decide to use YMCA bus transportation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Child/children's name(s)
- Bus Route Name
- Pick-up Location
- Drop-off Location
Adult/Parent Volunteers | download application |
For adults and parents of camp participants.
Several volunteer roles are available, including group leaders, helpers at morning check-in and afternoon departure, photographers and activity coordinators.
Time Commitment: Monday–Friday, June 16–20 | Morning 8:30–11:30 a.m. | Full Day 8:30–4:00 p.m.
Junior Counselors | download application |
For youth entering 9th grade in Fall 2014, or older.
You'll work with a group of children, along with other volunteers and staff, ensuring campers have fun and being a positive role model for them.
Time Commitment: Monday–Friday, June 16–20 | Full Day 8:30–4:00 p.m.
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Call Waiting International Children at 651-646-6393 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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