Adopteen Camp-Conference & Day Camp
(ages 13+)

Because sometimes, good times are all you need.

2020 Events

Virtual Adopteen Camp

July 8-10
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The Adopteen Camp-Conference is our baby. It was the first program we launched and was what kicked off this crazy Adopteen community.

Our first Adopteen Camp-Conference was held in June 2008 and started as a 3-day Day Camp with incredible local host families who generously helped provide free accommodations and transportation for our campers. Adopteen's Co-Directors, Amy and Art, were 18 at the time and had the simple idea of bringing teenaged adoptees together to meet eachother and have a good time without the pressures of "talk". Our host families were all adoptive families, too, and the Adopteen Camp-Conference became an amazing celebration of the entire adoption community.

It's now been 11 years and we have hosted over 20 Camp-Conferences with more than 1,800 attendees! We grew out of our Day Camp format, but have missed the connections built through hosting.

This year, we are excited to bring our Day Camp format back for a new spring program! Whether you are interested in attending our 3-day Day Camp or want to stick with our 5-day Camp-Conferences, we hope we get to hang out with you in 2020.

What is the Camp-Conference?

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 amazing community. Adopteen is focused on providing positive and interactive opportunities for 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, inspire, and take pride in who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going.

    A few times a year, we come together to make a lifetime's worth of memories and friendships.

    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. Take a look and see where we'll be next!

      Denver, CO (2008, 2009, 2010)
      Tupelo, MS (2011)
      Chesapeake, VA (2011)
      Atlanta, GA (2012)
      Denver, CO (2013)
      Fort Worth, TX (2014)
      Toledo, OH (2014)
      Orlando, FL (2015)
      Denver, CO (2015)
      San Diego, CA (2015)
      Conyers, GA (2016)
      Vancouver, BC (2016)
      Washington, D.C. (2016)
      Portland, OR (2017)
      Denver, CO (2017)
      Wilmington, NC (2017)
      Austin, TX (2018)
      Denver, CO (2018)
      Minneapolis, MN (2018)
      Conyers, GA (2019)
      Colorado Springs, CO (2019)
      Denver, CO (June 28-July 2, 2020)
      Haverford, PA (July 18-July 22, 2020)