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Holt Adoptee Camp at Camp Louemma, Sussex, NJ

  • 07 Aug 2017
  • 12 Aug 2017
  • Camp Louemma, Sussex, New Jersey

HOLT ADOPTEE CAMP: East Coast – Camp Louemma, Sussex, New Jersey:

August 7-12 – Monday thru Saturday

Cost: $625.00 

Additional $20 for Group D (16-17yrs)








Day camp Friday August 11

Cost: $70.00 for a parent and a child/$20.00 per each additional person

Register now for a week of fun this summer! Our camps offer a unique experience where your adopted child will have the opportunity to participate in sports, swimming, games, and other camp activities while also exploring their identity with other adoptees. We hope to encourage an environment where lifelong friends and memories are made each summer. But be sure to register before space fills up! ?

Questions? please contact Pame Chow at pamec@holtinternational.org or 541-687-2202 ext. 122. 

Register at

http://www.holtinternational.org/camp/

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Holt Adoptee Camp

          1. Groupings:

                   A Campers: 9-10 year olds

                   B Campers: 11-12 year olds

                   C Campers: 13-15 year olds

                   D Campers: 16-17 year olds

          2. Programming

The scheduling and programming will remain the same for Groups A, B, and C; however, the D Campers will have a revised program that is tailored to their maturity level, and will include the following:

                   a. Excursion Day: 16-17 year old campers will get to go on an off-site excursion that will provide a fun opportunity to be within their community, while bonding and building self-confidence outside of the camp setting. Before and after the excursion, we will hold a space for discussion where expectations, thoughts, and concerns can be talked about openly.

                   b. Day Camp: We believe that adoptee voices hold a lot of value, and it is a huge way in which adoptive parents learn, as well as where a lot of young adoptees may gain confidence. Group D campers will participate in Day Camp in which both adoptive parents and young adoptees will interact with this older demographic of adoptees through informational and fun activities.

                   c. Buddy Program: Group D campers will also have a “little buddy” – this is a 9-10 year old camper that is partnered with a 16-17 year old during certain activities to build bonds and comfort for the younger campers.

                   d. Transitioning: This is an underlying focus that will encompass the Group D program. We believe that the adoptee community is a lifelong connection, but we also realize that this is a unique space that is hard to recreate as adoptees get older and transition into new roles (college student, working professional, etc.). This focus will allow adoptees to address Transition in an open and supportive environment.

 

Meet the Camp Director: Katelyn Marks

I wanted to introduce myself – hello! My name is Katelyn. A quick overview about myself:

•       Adopted from Korea when I was 9 months old in 1990

•       Raised in Oregon

•       I have a B.A. in Philosophy

•       Did a year of AmeriCorps in Nebraska

•       I have over 2 years of experience in child care (a year while living in Germany)

•       I have worked at Holt International as the Social Services Assistant for over 2 years

•       Currently going to school to get my Masters in Social Work

        

The above bullet points paint a quick picture of me, but what I hope to exemplify and bring to Holt’s camp program is something more, and it’s something that I was missing while growing up. I didn’t have a connection to adoptee camps when I was a kid, or adoptees, and I didn’t even know about the adoptee community until I started working at Holt. As I was becoming immersed into this community, I realized that I had stumbled upon something I never knew I was missing. The adoptee community is something I strongly believe in. It’s unique, multi-faceted, and lifelong. As your Camp Director, community will be the foundation – and that means communities of adoptees and also adoptive parents, because there is significance within both. I look forward to getting to know you all, and for another great year – thank you!

contact Katelyn Marks at katelynm@holtinternational.org, or call 541-687-2202 ext. 111.

FCC Greater New York
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting Chinese adoptees and their families and friends.

PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 

    
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