This year, Holt Adoptee Camp will be led by two outstanding camp directors — Adoptees Katelyn Marks and Joli Hanlon! Katelyn is a Korean Adoptee, while Joli is adopted from China, and both have been a part of Holt Camp for several years. They each bring a lot of experience and expertise to their roles as co-directors and they are both super excited for the upcoming camp season!
Together, they have created a list of notable highlights about Holt Adoptee Camp.
5 Awesome Features about Holt Adoptee Camp
Holt Camp is open to all Adoptees. All international, domestic and foster care Adoptees are welcome to attend camp and experience being a part of this special community. Holt’s camps are unique because they are created by Adoptees for Adoptees.
Holt offers four unique camp programs to meet the needs of Adoptees and adoptive parents.
Overnight Camp: A week-long sleepaway camp for Adoptees ages 9 to 17 years old. Not only will campers take part in fun activities, they will also have opportunities to discuss issues surrounding adoption, race and identity with other Adoptees.
Family Overnight Camp: A program for 5 to 8-year-old Adoptees and their parents who are interested in experiencing overnight camp in 24 hours.
Family Day Camp: Adoptees, who are 5 to 8 years old, and their parents can experience camp in a single day.
Volunteer Program: Specially designed for adult Adoptees to experience Holt Camp through volunteer opportunities.
Every camp staff member is an Adoptee. The staff are a crucial part of Holt Adoptee Camp. They serve as leaders and mentors to the campers. And all the work that camp counselors and staff do before and during camp helps make the experience both fun and meaningful for the campers!
Holt Adoptee Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). This accreditation holds camp to high standards for facilities, program development and safety measures. Holt Camp has been ACA accredited since 2006.
Holt Camp is an awesome place to spend a week of summer. Every day, campers can participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, swimming, playing ridiculous games, and so much more! But the best part of camp is connecting with other Adoptees and forming lasting memories and friendships.