Our goal is for youth to have a safe, positive experience as members of the adoption community. Adult adoptees, parents, a former camp director, and licensed therapists all play a role in the planning. About 25 youth (ages 7-17) register for KAAN each year. Most are adoptees. Siblings and children of adoptees attend as well. We are excited to have Connect-a-Kid coordinate our youth/childcare programs.
Social and family-oriented activities are offered. Youth participate with their parents or under their supervision.
Group-building activities and an off-site field trip (consent form required) with Asian-American chaperones help create a sense of belonging. Dinner with parents and an optional chaperoned evening activity are planned.
After breakfasting with parents, youth follow the same on-site schedule as everyone else, with sessions designed just for them.
Costs of this program are covered with registration fee.