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Vietnamese Culture Camps for Adoptive Families

Dates and information on all Vietnam adoption culture camps for 2009.

To use this Directory of Vietnamese Heritage Camps for adopted children and families, click on each Vietnamese culture camp name for dates and information (or scroll down the page).

o Catalyst Foundation Vietnam Culture Camp

o Vietnamese Heritage Culture Camp (Colorado Heritage Camps)

o Holt Heritage Camp (for Adoptees)

o Hands Around the World

Why go to an adoption heritage camp? What are they like? Enjoy a variety of articles about Vietnamese Culture Camp experiences from adoptive families: Adoptive Families Share Their Vietnamese Culture Camp Experiences


Catalyst Foundation Vietnam Culture Camp

Catalyst Foundation's Vietnam Culture Camp has two purposes: to enhance self-esteem for children adopted from Vietnam and to establish an appreciation of Vietnamese heritage and culture through "community" interaction. Since 2000, we've had over 450 different families from all across the country (and Canada, Ireland, and England) join us at Culture Camp! We hope you can join in on the fun!

Catalyst Foundation Vietnam Culture Camp--TWO LOCATIONS!
Northfield, Minnesota - July 16-19 at St. Olaf College
(located just 45 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Glassboro, New Jersey - July 31 - August 2, 2009 at Rowan
Universisty (www.rowan.edu) (located just 30 minutes from

Caroline Ticarro-Parker, Executive Director & Co-Founder
710 St. Olaf Ave, Suite 100
Northfield, MN 55057 USA
phone: 507-664-9558 fax: 507-664-9526
Website http://www.catalystfoundation.org

Vietnamese Heritage Culture Camp

We are excited and honored to be joined by the Vietnamese Adoptee Network for this year. Not only will VHC be filled with fun and education for the kids about their heritage, but they will have a chance to interact with adult adoptees, many of whom were a part of Operation Baby Lift. Please see our web site, www.heritagecamps.org for more details and to be added to our mailing list by clicking on the "registration" button.

Vietnamese Heritage Camp will be held August 6th - 9th, 2009 in the beautiful Rocky Mountains near Winter Park, Colorado.

For more information please contact:

Pam Sweetser, Director
Colorado Heritage Camps
2052 Elm Street, Denver CO, 80207
Telephone: 303-388-3930

Holt Heritage Camp

Holt created the first camp for adoptees in 1983. It was originally designed as a heritage camp for Korean adoptees. Since then, Holt has served thousands of adoptees from all cultures and many different adoption agencies. As our program has evolved, we have created an exciting and fun camp that is designed to be relevant to any international and transracial adoptee from 9-16 years of age by focusing on adoption, race, and identity rather than birth culture.

Oregon Camp/Camp Angelos/Corbett, OR: July 19–23, 2009
Midwest Camp/Camp Carol Joy Holling/Ashland NE: July 26–30, 2009
California Camp/Camp Rockin’ U/Dobbins, CA: Aug. 2–6, 2009
East Coast Camp/Camp Perlman/Starlight, PA: Aug. 9–13, 2009

Steve Kalb, Camp Director
Holt International
1195 City View St., Eugene, OR 97402
541-687-2202 ext.245
Website: http://www.holtintl.org/camp/

Hands Around The World Southeast Asian Culture Camp

Hands Around The World sponsors a Southeast Asian Culture Camp that emphasizes the culture of Vietnam. Our day camp curriculum features hands-on classes focusing on such areas as Vietnamese culture, history and geography, traditional arts and crafts, native animals, cooking, traditional music and dance, martial arts, puppetry, language, and games. The camp offers children an opportunity to connect with other Vietnamese adoptees and learn about their rich heritage while having fun.

Hands Around The World's culture camp will start on Monday, July 14, 2008 and runs through Friday, July 18, 2008.

The camp is held every summer during the third week of July at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 Rush Street, Roselle, Illinois 60172 (A suburb of Chicago, Illinois).

Come join us this year and give your child the gift of knowing their heritage! For more information including dates, this year's theme, registration form, fees, and hotel information, go to www.handsaroundtheworld.com or contact Gail Walton at 847-255-8309.

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