Adoptee Connections

Beyond Adopteen

For Adult Adoptees

About

It is our hope that Beyond Adopteen can bring annual retreats, community events, and tour trips to adopted individuals, ages 18+ and/or 21+ as our program develops. We are dedicated to providing ongoing community connection opportunities and resources for adult adoptees, whether they are navigating new worlds, transitioning between jobs, or starting a family of their own.
 
Whether you connect with us through one of our six Beyond Adopteen chapters around the country, our quarterly virtual conversations, or at our bi-annual Adult Adopteen Retreat, we hope you find a community that helps buoy your aspirations and support your ongoing adoption journey.
 
Beyond Adopteen is built for adult adoptees, by adult adoptees. 
 

REGISTRATION FOR 2024 BEYOND ADOPTEEN RETREAT IS NOW OPEN!

Beyond Adopteen Adult Adoptee Retreat

All-Inclusive Pricing for a Weekend of Bliss

$500/Person*

We’re bringing it back to those good ol’ summer camp days for 2024. Come reconnect, refocus, and reflect with fellow adult adoptees from around the world over a cozy campfire!

*Registration Fee covers ALL event transportation, activities, accommodations, and meals. 
 
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2024
 

(Must be 21+ to attend)

Adult Adoptee Retreat

Beyond Adopteen Adult Adoptee Retreat is back for another summer weekend of connection!

Adoption connections for all.

A Weekend Like No Other
This year’s Beyond Adopteen Retreat is all-inclusive and jam-packed with classic Rocky Mountain adventure. We’re talking hot springs, white water rafting, horseback riding, fly fishing, star gazing… and just some good old-fashioned fun.
 
A full weekend of nostalgic camp vibes, workshops, and adventure in a “blink-of-an-eye town” that Uncover Colorado says has “a general store, a gas station, and some recreation”? You don’t want to miss this.
 
Beyond Adopteen Retreat 2024 is a chance to refocus, reengage, and refresh your connections with the adoptee community.
 
Whether it’s an excuse to further delay another quality control evaluation or a chance to catch up with old friends you’ve lost touch with, we promise this retreat will be the vacation you need. We’re feeding that inner child and making no apologies. Plus, there will be s’mores, made over a campfire! What could be better?
Scholarships Are Available!

Full & Partial Scholarships Available

Thanks to generous donors, our Adopteen Scholarship Fund exists solely to provide financial assistance to attendees who are unable to afford the costs of attending any of our adoptee connection camps or retreats.

Funds are distributed on a case-by-case basis.
 
Do not let the costs of registration keep you from accessing important adoptee community connections!
Interested? Apply to serve on the 2024 Beyond Adopteen Planning Committee today!
 
Pricing Options
$500
$650
Accommodations
Retreat accommodations at Silver Cliff Ranch are in classic camping log cabins, scattered throughout the grounds. Each cabin is split into two units, with each unit providing three bunks and a bathroom. ADA cabin units are available!
Shared Accommodations
Shared accommodations allow for three individuals per unit.
 
Private Accommodations
Individuals have the option to book a full unit to themselves for more privacy.
Transportation
Silver Cliff Ranch is about a 3-hour drive from Denver, winding through some of Colorado’s most famous mountain towns. Attendees have the option to catch our Group Shuttle or drive their own vehicles to reach the Retreat grounds.
 
*Departure transportation back to Denver International Airport IS INCLUDED in the registration fee.

Group Shuttle

The Group Shuttle will depart from Union Station on Friday, August 9th @ 11AM and make two pitstops along the way to Silver Cliff Ranch (ultimately arriving at the Retreat around 4:00PM). Attendees can catch the shuttle at any of these three stops:

[1] Union Station @ 11AM

[2] Beau Jo’s Pizza (~12:30PM) to grab lunch at Colorado’s favorite pizza stop

[3] Leadville (~2:30PM), the highest city in North America, to catch our breath

Any attendees fitting in their own Colorado adventures before Retreat starts are welcome to catch the shuttle at any of the three above stops.

Personal Vehicles

Group Shuttle transportation is included for all pricing levels. However, attendees are welcome to drive their own vehicle for the weekend if they prefer more flexibility. 

Beyond Adopteen

FAQ

Something else on your mind? 

For those planning to catch the Group Shuttle to the retreat grounds, please be sure to fly into Denver International Airport (DIA).

Your flight needs to arrive DIA by 9:30AM on Friday, August 9th, at the latest, in order to give yourself enough time for yourself to ride the free train to Union Station and catch the Group Shuttle. 

For departures, please try your best to find a flight that departs after 12:00PM on Monday, August 12th

A survey will be sent out to all registrants that will allow each to indicate their hobbies, interests, and any roommate preferences (gender, early bird/night owl, etc.) to help our planning committee coordinate shared accommodations. Comfort and safety are our top priority and we will do our best to ensure that each participant is in the best available rooming arrangement possible.

Beyond Adopteen Retreat refund policy is as follows:

  • Any cancelation within 31 days prior to Retreat is guaranteed a 100% full refund.
  • Any cancelation between 30-14 days prior to Retreat will be refunded to the best of our ability, minus any non-refundables that have already been paid by The Park to any venues and merchants.
  • Any cancelation between 13-0 days prior to Retreat will receive 25% refund.

**If a camper is unable to attend Camp-Conference due to any unforeseen emergency or distress before or during Retreat, we will do our best to refund as much as possible.