Change is coming… Are you ready?

Holt Adoptee Camp strives to offer a variety of different programs to meet the ever-changing needs of Adoptees and adoptive families. Consolidating and expanding upon current programs for adoptive families at camp is the next step in providing… Read More

Helping Teens to Circle Back

“I mean, this is even kind of fun!” In its second year of operation, Circle Back has evolved into something that I was not expecting. Two years ago, as we were putting together the curriculum, I pictured this… Read More

Thanks for the Memories

This year at Holt Adoptee Camp, I met a family — two young Adoptees and one parent — who have been coming to Holt day camp for the past few years. As they presented a skit during dinner,… Read More

Holt Camp: The Most Epic Place To Be This Summer

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… Read More

Growing Up, I WAS The Diversity

“You can’t be what you can’t see” – Marian Wright Edelman If you’ve ever sat down to interview someone for the first time, you know that there is just no way to predict the outcome. As I was… Read More

Presenting “Adoptee to Adoptee”

Over the past couple weeks, Caitlin Howe and Steve Kalb of the post-adoption department have released two brand new videos on YouTube as part of our new ongoing web series called “Adoptee to Adoptee.” This video series produced… Read More

Camp Season is Here!

(click here!) Hey Holt Campers! We are gearing up for another great camp season and we are so excited to see new and returning faces! Holt Adoptee Camp is such a special place for adoptees — not only… Read More

New Resource for Parents of Teen Adoptees

I recently attended the KAAN conference in Pittsburg. It’s a conference designed to educate, empower and connect people touched by adoption. Overall, the conference was extremely powerful as I was able to meet new friends, reconnect with and… Read More

Just Like Me

By Caitlin Howe | Adoption Advisor In 2005, I attended Holt’s sleep-away camp for adoptees in Oregon. What is today known as “Holt Adoptee Camp” was a lot different back then. It was called “Holt Heritage Camp” and,… Read More

How My Uncertainty Led Me to Holt Adoptee Camp

On February 14, 1990, my 9-month-old self landed at the Seattle-Tacoma airport. My adoptive family video-recorded my arrival, and later in my childhood I would watch it every so often. As time went on, life happened and eventually… Read More