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Holt Adoptee Camp

Holt camp is the highlight of the summer for youth adoptees!

It’s a week adoptees will never forget.

A week of Holt camp will be one of the best experiences of your life. Along with other adoptees, you’ll have the chance to try new things, make new friends and discuss issues that are important and unique to adoptees. No matter which location you attend, you’ll fill your days playing group games, developing skits, playing sports, swimming, living in cabins, exploring your identity, eating great food, creating arts and crafts, and hanging out with new and old friends.

Eligible participants: This program is available to all domestic, international, transracial or transcultural adoptees ages 9-17.

Learn more about Holt’s overnight camps and contact Pame Chow, camp registrar, at [email protected] with any questions. Details about 2023 camps to come soon!

Highlights of Holt Camp in Oregon

Check out some of the fun times we had at a past Holt Adoptee Camp in Oregon!

FAQs About Holt Adoptee Camp

Become a Camp Counselor

Applications for 2023 Camp Staff coming soon!

Enjoy the fun of being a staff member at Holt Adoptee Summer Camps. Benefits include:

  • Being part of an adoptee community
  • End-of-season stipend
  • Forming lifelong friendships
  • Being part of a team
  • Making a positive impact on the lives of campers
  • Learning valuable skills in team building, group management and camp programming
  • Looks great on resumes and applications for college scholarships and jobs

What does a camp counselor do?

 As a counselor at in-person camp, you’ll have many responsibilities. We’ve broken them down into two categories.


  • You’re responsible for the safety of the campers 24 hours a day, from the time they check in until they check out. You’ll assist in leading them in scheduled activities throughout the day. You’ll lead your cabin group in discussions on race, identity and adoption. You’ll set the standard for your campers in the areas of positive attitude, integrity, punctuality and interaction with peers.
  • Camp counselors will receive 30 hours of pre-camp training and will be supported in person by the camp director and the camp leadership team during the camp season.

Camp Activities

  • Counselors will be assigned to teach and lead certain camp activities.
  • Counselors will be asked to enthusiastically participate in all activities, setting the mood for the campers. A counselor who’s having fun leads to campers having fun as well!

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for enthusiastic adult adoptees to join our camp staff over the summer. The staff will work with Holt for up to nine weeks from June to August. This time includes one week of staff training before camp begins and a mid-season break. If you are unable to commit to a full camp schedule, you can also volunteer during big events like Opening Day or Family Day. Once camp season is underway, we’ll serve hundreds of domestic, transracial and international adoptees.

Volunteer opportunities for 2023 Holt Camp season coming soon!

Stories About Holt Adoptee Camp

Donate to Holt Camp Fund!

Your donation to the Holt Camp Fund will help support young adoptees and families grow and thrive within their community.