Transracial Journeys Family Camp

2018 Camp Details

July 26-29, 2018
Laurelville Camp & Retreat Center

(Laurel Highlands, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania)

Registration will open on or before January 8, 2018.
On this page you will find links to all the information about this year’s camp, including:

This camp is for families with children adopted transracially. Programming is relevant to all adoptive families, but focuses particularly on issues of race and identity for children of color who are being raised transracially. We welcome ALL families and all of their children — whether adopted or not — and are committed to providing a camp atmosphere of tolerance and inclusion.

We will enjoy age-appropriate educational programming for kids and adults (including childcare for toddlers 1-3), traditional outdoor camp activities, with family free time for swimming, relaxing, sports, and other outdoor fun. We’ll gather together for provided meals and evening campfires.

Programming Updates:  Updates will be posted here as they become available.
Accommodations:

Families will be housed in one of three buildings (see the details here), unless there is a need for overflow accommodations. All rooms are air-conditioned and include linens; hotel-style rooms have private bathrooms, and cottage-style rooms have shared bathrooms.

Facilities and Amenities:

Laurelville has a wide range of recreational opportunities on the grounds; check here for details.

Children’s Programming:

Transracial Journeys’ staff will stay with children for the early afternoon outdoor activities as well as the morning activities. On Friday or Saturday afternoon, older kids (9/10+) will have an option to participate in an adventure course, contingent on interest.

Todd Kennedy tumbling classes at Franklin Circle Christian Church in Ohio City

Todd Kennedy tumbling classes at Franklin Circle Christian Church in Ohio City

We are also excited to welcome back the innovative and talented Mr. Todd Kennedy and his tumbling program that combines physical movement with powerful self-esteem building activities.

Parents’ Only Lunch:

On Saturday, the school-aged children will have lunch with the counselors separately from the parents, so that parents have time to continue their conversations undistracted, and to allow for more continuity between the morning and afternoon parents’ program.

Please note: We strive to create an atmosphere of inclusion, and welcome your family regardless of race and ethnicity, marital status, age, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.