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, 2022) 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
$175 per camper
$115 per junior high student
$65 per high school teen counselor
$85 per Parent Package
At Dillon International, It is incredibly important to us that the heritage camps we provide are high-quality, affordable camps. We’ve worked hard to ensure the cost of camp has been able to remain the same for over five years. However, due to rising supply costs, we have had to come to the difficult decision that all camp fees will need to increase by $15 per person for the 2022 camp season.
We recognize that the past two years have been difficult financially for many families, and never want cost to be the reason a family is unable to attend camp. We will still be offering a 50% discount for any camper whose parent volunteers to be a classroom teacher, as well as a $30 early bird discount for any registrations submitted prior to March 31st. Additionally, there is also a partial scholarship program available to any family who would benefit from further assistance. For information about camp scholarships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 led 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.
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 $109 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.
Dillon has reserved room blocks at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa South. The address 8202 S 100th E Ave., about 10 miles from the camp location. There is a Starbucks close and other food options. The rate is $99 per night for a double room, with breakfast included. To reserve your room, please click the links below!
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.