Adopteen Camp-Conference/ Midpoint Retreat
Because sometimes, good times are all you need.
Register for our 2017 Adopteen Summer Camp-Conferences!
The Adopteen Camp-Conference is our baby. It was our first program and was the thing that started this whole crazy Adopteen community.
We held our first Adopteen Camp-Conference in June 2008. Adopteen's Co-Directors, Amy and Art, were 18 at the time and had the simple idea of getting teenaged Chinese adoptees together in one spot to meet eachother and have a good time without any adult interference.
In the past 7 years, Adopteen has hosted 10 Camp-Conferences and has had more than 700 teenage and young adult Chinese adoptees attend from 38 different states!
What Is It?
Let's start with what it is not.
The Adopteen Camp-Conference is NOT a cultural camp or a therapy session.
It is NOT a week-long "let's sit down and talk about adoption" conference.
It is NOT a sit-in-a-big-room-and-listen-to-important-people-talk event.
From the very beginning, we’ve just been here to have fun, celebrate and grow in our super awesome community.
Adopteen is focused on providing positive and interactive opportunities for teen adoptees, ages 13 and up, to
meet other adoptees in an open and supportive space, with programs completely organized and led by young adult adoptees.
Adopteen conferences are the cornerstone of Adopteen and remain the largest of our programs. Being a teenager is hard enough,
without the added questions about adoption. We want to make it not so hard. Maybe even enjoy it a little. We want
to celebrate and inspire and take pride in who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going. Meet up with us at
bi-monthly Adopteen Hangout opportunities or our annual Midpoint Retreat and National Camp-Conferences!
A few times a year, we come together to make a lifetime's worth of memories and friendships.
That's all it is.
Sound too simple? Why don't you come see for yourself?
Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?
We like to take the Adopteen Camp-Conference all over the place. Come and join the ride!
Denver, CO (2008, 2009, 2010)
Portland, OR (January 14-16, 2017)
Denver, CO (June 21-25, 2017)
Wilmington, NC (July 17-21, 2017)