Heritage Events

Dillon International provides adoptees opportunities to learn about their birth heritage through our annual heritage camps and events.

We believe it is important for adoptees to have an awareness and appreciation of their dual heritage.

 

Our camps focus on building relationships, learning about the culture, and having fun. For many families, heritage camp is an annual tradition and an important developmental step in an adoptee’s life. All family members are invited to attend our events.

Who is invited

  • Campers between the ages of 4 (by August 1, 2020) to 6th grade completed.

  • Junior high students who have completed 7th and 8th grade.

  • Adults are encouraged to volunteer and attend workshops.

  • Nursery is available for younger children.

  • High school students have fun volunteering as teen counselors!

 

Activities for everyone

  • Learning about your family dual heritage

  • Making new friends

  • Parents enjoy attending workshops and conversing

  • Friday evening is Family Night. More details will be sent later. This evening event is free.

  • Saturday will conclude with a special program presented by the campers

  • Enjoy shopping? Camp store will sell items from Birth Country

 

Costs

  • $160 per camper

  • $100 per junior high student

  • $50 per high school teen counselor

  • $70 per Parent Package

Typical Camp Schedule

  • Camp is from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day.

  • Campers will rotate to different cultural classes all throughout the camp day.  Each group is lead by parent-teachers and teen volunteers.

  • Parent workshops are held during camp.  There will be two parent workshops per day, including topics on culture and adoption.

  • Child care for younger than 4 years old is available for workshop participants and camp volunteers.

 

Parents, we need you!

The success of the camp depends on parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering, to sign up CLICK HERE!  We will contact you in 1-2 weeks after you submit the form. A separate application is required for each adult volunteer.

 
Hotel reservations 

Dillon has reserved room blocks at the Doubletree at Warren Place, located less than a mile from the camp facility. Call 1-918-495-1000 or click the link below for reservations, and don’t forget to mention Dillon for a special rate that includes breakfast tickets for the whole family for $97 per night.

We have also reserved room blocks at the Hyatt Place Tulsa-Southern Hills. The address is 7037 S. Zurich Ave., less than a mile from the camp facility. Feel free to call them at 918-491-4010 or 888-492-8847, and don’t forget to mention Dillon for a special rate that includes breakfast tickets for the whole family for $95 per night.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!!

Do you know of any adoptive families who would benefit from attending heritage camp? Camp families are Dillon’s biggest asset in spreading the word about camps, and we are so thankful to have you on our team! Feel free to print out the informational cards by clicking here to provide camp information quickly and easily.  

To show our gratitude, we would like to offer a $10 camp store gift certificate for each family you refer. Simply have the family you refer list your name when they register for camp!

Are not able to print?  Click here if you would like to receive a Heritage Camp Promotion Toolkit in the mail. The kits are completely free, and will include postcards, flyers, and more. Thank you for being a part of Dillon International’s Heritage Camps! 

 

For more information on Heritage Events, please email us and we’ll be glad to help you.

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