A Place of Belonging

This was my third year of being part of Holt Adoptee Camp, and my second as camp director. It’s hard to believe that I’ve only been part of this community for such a short amount of time, especially… Read More

Have You Heard About Circle Back Yet?

We are excited to announce a brand new innovative program that is meant to serve Adoptees and adoptive families! Circle Back encourages and empowers Adoptees to return to their adoption story. Through this new program, led by Holt’s… Read More

Meet the 2018 Adoptee Scholarship Judges!

We are so excited to announce this year’s Holt Adoptee Scholarship judges: Angela Tucker, DANakaDAN and Natalie Kim! They will review the essays, videos, songs, dances and all other creative submissions sent in by Adoptees in response to… Read More

Camp Season is Here!

(click here!) Hey Holt Campers! We are gearing up for another great camp season and we are so excited to see new and returning faces! Holt Adoptee Camp is such a special place for adoptees — not only… Read More

Just Like Me

By Caitlin Howe | Adoption Advisor In 2005, I attended Holt’s sleep-away camp for adoptees in Oregon. What is today known as “Holt Adoptee Camp” was a lot different back then. It was called “Holt Heritage Camp” and,… Read More

How My Uncertainty Led Me to Holt Adoptee Camp

On February 14, 1990, my 9-month-old self landed at the Seattle-Tacoma airport. My adoptive family video-recorded my arrival, and later in my childhood I would watch it every so often. As time went on, life happened and eventually… Read More

Should I Send My Child to Holt Camp?

“It’s too cold,” Tae responded when I asked about swim lessons. “I don’t like swim lessons and I don’t want to go.” This was the second year that my daughter’s preschool offered swim lessons as a part of… Read More

Thoughts From My First Holt Camp Experience

By Katelyn Marks, Social Services Assistant Two years ago, when I first started working at Holt, I sat close to Holt’s camp registrar, Pame Chow. It was during the summer, and it was camp season. Although I was… Read More

Connecting in Groups

“Stick Together.” “No hurts.”  “Have fun” (Theraplay ®). These are three very simple phrases that guide our Kids’ Connection Group at Holt-Sunny Ridge.  In July and August of 2016, eight adopted children, ages 7-11, gathered once a week… Read More

Time to Sign Up for Holt Adoptee Camp!

Before we know it, the school year will be ending and summer will be upon us. We’re working hard preparing for our 2016 Adoptee camps — hiring counselors, preparing campsites and registering campers. If you’ve been to our… Read More