Adopteen Virtual Camp
July 8 - 10, 2020
Adoptees 13+

$180/Camper

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 19th
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What is Adopteen Virtual Camp?

Learning to navigate the unknowns of COVID-19 has been challenging, but it is important to us to continue to offer vital and valuable programming by whatever means are available to us. As this pandemic has developed, we have had to make hard decisions regarding our in-person offerings, but it is an opportunity to produce quality virtual programming for our community! We are working diligently to bring as many new virtual experiences to Adopteen as possible and Adopteen Virtual Camp is the first iteration of this new undertaking. We could not be more excited. Plus, virtual events allow for an even more diversified audience to join - we're looking at you, friends abroad!

We have never tried a virtual camp experience before, but we've been pretty lucky with first tries. Just look at what our first camp-conference idea started!

Adopteen events are uniquely focused exclusively on adoptees, coordinated and led entirely by adoptees. Our events are defined by celebration, inspiration, and pride, and our Virtual Adopteen Camp will be no different. Our incredible Leadership Committee is ready with the wildest games, most important conversations, and easy shoulders to lean on, no matter how many miles are between us.

Just like Adopteen Camp-Conferences, Virtual Camp will dive into exploration of self within community. We will have small and large group activities, meaningful reflection, and plenty of fun to make the Adopteen experience unforgettable. It is a rare opportunity to form closer relationships with other adoptees from all around the world and have the freedom to discover with no pressure. And, no spoilers, but we have some surprises under our sleeves.

Virtual Camp will run over three days with each day broken up into 2-3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, with a 2-hour break in between. We know how exhausted everyone is of screen time, so we hope this schedule is easier on the brain. Plus, it's summer and we don't want to keep anyone from missing out on too much beautiful weather!

Sign up for Adopteen Virtual Camp today! It’ll be the time of your life. Let us prove it to you.

Virtual Adopteen Camp Details and FAQ

What platform are you using for Virtual Camp?

Adopteen will be using Zoom for Virtual Camp.

To avoid misuse, all registered campers will receive links to each day's Zoom at the end of the previous day. All meetings will be password protected and closely monitored to discourage virtual harrassment. All breakout sessions will be attended by two leaders and a minimum of 3 campers. Please refer to the release form for more detailed information regarding our Adopteen online Code of Conduct expectations.

What is included in my registration fee?

Your registration fee includes an Adopteen Merch Pack mailed to you doorstep (t-shirt, commemorative patch, and miscellaneous goodies!) and a Camp Toolkit that will help you keep track of all we have in store for camp!

How old do I have to be to attend Virtual Camp?

Just like our Adopteen Camp-Conferences, our Leadership Team has planned Virtual Camp with a 13+ audience in mind. This 13+ age restriction is simply an indication of the potential conversations topics and materials presented. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this age minimum.

There is no age maximum for Virtual Camp. However, if our past Adopteen Camp-Conference age ranges are any indication, our true age range is generally 13-21. Adoptees older than 21 are absolutely welcome to attend! We believe that a wide age range helps create the most impactful experience and allows for the greatest amount of connection and celebration.

Is Virtual Camp co-ed?

Yes. Adopteen is for everyone – discussions and activities will all be co-ed.

Will I fit in if I have never attended an Adopteen event before?

100 percent yes. The entire goal of Adopteen is to build connections. We want everyone to come in as strangers and leave as best friends and we want to reach as many adoptees as we can. That's why we're so excited about about Virtual Camp! We're hopiong that a virtual camp experience will allow more friends to experience Adopteen than ever before because distance is not a problem! Come one come all! We can’t wait to meet you!

Do I have to participate in something that makes me feel uncomfortable?

Absolutely not. We understand that some topics that surface during camp are not everyday topics of conversation and that contributing to these discussions can sometimes be difficult. Your participation is completely up to you. With a virtual format, you, really, have all the power. :)