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

8 Tips for Parents to Manage the Transition From School to Summer

By Samantha Brady, LCSW | Adoption Therapist at Holt-Sunny Ridge Parenting is one of the hardest jobs we will ever do. As parents, many of us rely on school. We can take a break to recharge, or we… Read More

How You Can Play, Connect and Beat the Winter Blues All at Once!

*Most activities from Theraplay ® activities flip book One of the most common struggles parents face is playing with their children. For some, it just doesn’t come natural to be playful with kids. Often, we are too heavy… Read More

Connecting in Groups

“Stick Together.” “No hurts.”  “Have fun” (Theraplay ®). These are three very simple phrases that guide our Kids’ Connection Group at Holt-Sunny Ridge.  In July and August of 2016, eight adopted children, ages 7-11, gathered once a week… Read More

Overwhelmed for the Holidays: An Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Holidays

Traveling, family gatherings, holiday foods and music are all special parts of celebrating the holidays. But for many children, especially those with sensory sensitivities or who may have only recently come into their adoptive home, the frenzy of… Read More

Helping Your Child: Meditation for Our Kids

Most folks think that meditation is something that “new age” adults turn to when they are stressed. Now, however, meditation is commonly used for children as young as 3 or 4 and even younger. The benefits of meditation… Read More

2013 Holt Adoptee Camp

By Tracy Foley, Camp Director Each year I’m involved with camp, I realize how lucky I am to be a part of the experience.  Camp has changed me forever. The friends I’ve made and the bonds that have… Read More

Holt Adoptee Camp – Time to Register!

Hello! My name is Tracy Foley and I’m the Interim Camp Director for Holt International Adoptee Camps.   I wanted to let you know that it is not too late to register your child for camp. Our camp serves… Read More

Holt Adoptee Camp 2013

Greetings from rainy Eugene, Oregon! As we prepare for this year’s Adoptee Camps and Day Camps, we find ourselves getting more excited as the summer draws closer. Registration is now open for all of our events in Wisconsin,… Read More

Playful Interaction: Building Powerful, Lasting Bonds with your Child

Play, play, and play! Nothing is more exhilarating to a child than to have her parent ask her, “Can I play with you?” Just ordinary, everyday play. No fancy toys. Maybe no toys at all. Fifteen minutes a… Read More