Vietnamese Culture and Adoption Heritage Camps
Adoption culture camps can be invaluable experiences for your children.
What Makes Vietnamese Heritage and Culture Camp So Special for Adoptees?
When a parent adopts a child of another race and culture, the whole family become a multi-cultural family. Once a year at these Vietnamese Culture Camps for adoptees and their families, Vietnamese adoptive families celebrate their "kinship" with other adoptive families who share the same looks and history. Adoption heritage and culture camps provide a unique opportunity for adoptees and their adoptive families to gather together to celebrate and learn about their Vietnamese culture.
Children gain so much from their time at Vietnamese culture camps! They know the camp is just for them. Children attending camps bring home with a boost of self-esteem and pride that lasts for ages.
During Vietnamese culture camp, adoptees have the rare chance to be in the majority, as they enjoy a special time with other children and families just like theirs. Plus, they can enjoy meeting older Vietnamese Americans and adults adopted from Vietnam. Meanwhile they, and their siblings and parents, enjoy learning about their Vietnamese culture in a positive environment. Most adoption culture camps also have sessions on post adoption issues - such as coping with questions, racism, and visits back to Vietanm.
Vietnamese Adoption Culture and Heritage Camp Articles:
Why Was It Only A Weekend - The First Catalyst Vietnamese
I was struck by the many different adoption journeys I heard and by the many different kinds of families there single parent, two parent, some small, some large and blended with children by birth or children adopted from other countries. Even the beautiful children from Vietnam who formed our common bond were a diverse group of ages, temperaments, and skin colors. (Kirk Savage)
Adoptive Families Have Fun While Learning at Vietnamese
Our family learned more about Vietnamese culture as children formed friendships with others who have similar life experiences. (Lea Ann Kaplan)
Organizations Offering Vietnamese Adoption Culture Camps
Catalyst Foundation Vietnam Culture Camps http://www.catalystfoundation.org
Colorado Heritage Camp : Southeast Asian/Pacific Islanders Heritage Camp (SEAPI) http://heritagecamps.org
Holt Adoptee Camp https://www.holtinternational.org/camp/
Dillon Heritage Camps https://www.dillonadopt.com/heritage-events/