Latin American Heritage Camp

When: 06/21 - 06/24
All Day

Where: YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch
1101 Co Rd 53
Granby, CO

Mexico and Latin America

Latin American Heritage Camp

June 21-24, 2018

Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO

Latin American Heritage Camp in Colorado is one of the few camps of its kind in the country, designed specifically for families with children adopted from Central and South America, as well as those of Hispanic heritage adopted within the United States. LAHC also warmly welcomes non-adopted siblings, siblings adopted from other cultures and extended family members to learn about their adopted family heritage and culture. It is one of nine camps facilitated by the highly respected Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families non-profit organization. Hispanic counselors serve as role models and mentors to the children (ages 3-high school) as they participate with them in cultural classes while adult family members attend cultural and adoption related workshops ranging from Latin American cooking and customs to the blessings and challenges inherent in our adoptive families. Every year at camp we incorporate the roots of Latin American culture into our programming for all ages, exploring different aspects of this vast and amazing culture, while highlighting the distinct countries and regions where the children at camp were born.

LAHC is celebrating it’s 21st year in 2018 following last year’s 20th year celebration attended by a record-breaking 175 families.  We will explore the unique gifts and challenges that come with our mostly transracial adoptive families. We realize that as your children grow, they will be dealing with issues faced by any child of color, no matter their country of birth. At our camp, they are with a sea of families who are like theirs, and with children who are in the majority for a few days. Though we enthusiastically celebrate and highlight the different birth countries at this camp, we also celebrate adoption as a culture of its own. The similarities of being with other families “just like theirs” is what really bonds the children and their families so immediately at our camps.

Please check the link above for updated details for this year’s grand celebration.

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