Adopteen Camp-Conference

Celebration. Inspiration. Pride.

Adopteen Camp-Conferences are focused on providing positive and interactive, in-person experiences for adoptees ages 13 and up to meet each other in an open and supportive space, with activities completely organized and led by teen and young adult adoptees, for teen and young adult adoptees.

Our Adopteen Camp-Conferences are not a cultural camp or a therapy session. They are joyful, jam-packed events that allow adoptees from all walks of life to spend time in a new city, learn from each other, and map out new adventures together!

2023 Adopteen Camp-Conference
Denver, CO
July 10-14, 2023
$700/ Camper
For all adoptees, ages 13+

Adopteen Camp-Conferences is open to ALL adoptees, ages 13+*

All 2023 Adopteen Camp-Conference campers must provide either a negative PCR test within 48 hours before arrival at Camp-Conference or proof of full vaccination, no exceptions. This decision has been made in an effort to ensure the safety and health of all campers and staff and we appreciate everyone’s support and understanding.

*Adopteen Camp-Conferences are open to adoptees ages 13 and up with no upper age limit. Adoptees ages 21+ are also invited to check out our Beyond Adopteen: Adult Adoptee Retreat, July 28-30, 2023, as an added opportunity specifically tailored to the adult adoptee community!

Leadership Committee

The Adopteen Camp-Conference Leadership Committee is a team of young adult volunteers who dream up invaluable engagement opportunities for our Adopteen Camp-Conference and makes them a reality. Guiding the coordination of our Camp-Conference, the Leadership Committee helps bring together adoptees from around the world and share in celebration, inspiration, and pride.

Applications NOW OPEN!

Looking for Event Sponsors & Donations

Our 2022 Adopteen Camp-Conference funding gap is currently $28,950 and we are actively working to lower the cost of camp; searching for motivated sponsors and asking for generous donations to our Adopteen Camp Fund.

Little known fact: Our very first Adopteen Camp-Conference in 2008 was offered completely FREE for all campers. Since then, Adopteen has needed to increase our camp registration fees year after year in an effort to cover the increasing costs of running camp. It is no secret that these past couple years have been incredibly challenging for everyone, both emotionally and financially, and we never want Adopteen Camp-Conference to be an unnecessary financial burden for anyone in our community.

If you are in a position to become an event sponsor, please contact We are eager to work with you to make an Adopteen Camp-Conference sponsorship possible.

Purposeful Workshops

Our Adopteen Camp-Conference workshops this year will explore four main themes: identity, wellness, education, and creation. Whether we are learning new long-boarding tricks or digging deep into the history of adoption, cooking tasty dishes or reflecting on our unconscious biases, Adopteen workshops are always an amazing opportunity to not only gather new tools for our toolbox but also to connect more purposefully with fellow campers.

Exciting Excursions

We don’t need to pretend. Excursions are the most exciting part of Adopteen Camp-Conference. With new destinations every year, we get to explore a city with new friends from around the world! What’s better than that?

Meaningful Conversations

The conversations that Adopteen Camp-Conference inspires are simple, personal, and precious. Adopteen priorities connection through fun. We have a lot of fun (and we mean A LOT of fun) and it’s through the fun that true, purposeful conversations are found.

Adopteen Camp-Conference Registration

Adopteen Camp-Conference FAQs

For our Adopteen Camp-Conference in Denver, CO:

  • For campers flying in, Adopteen will provide FREE pick-up and drop-off for campers flying into Denver International Airport (DIA)
  • Flight arrival times should be Monday, July 10, between 10:00AM (MST) – 1:00 PM (MST)
  • Flight departure times should be Friday, July 14, between 11:00 AM (MST) – 4:00 PM (MST)

Adopteen’s Camp-Conference refund policy is as follows:

  • Any cancelation within 31 days prior to Camp-Conference is guaranteed a 100% full refund.
  • Any cancelation between 30-14 days prior to Camp-Conference will be refunded to the best of our ability, minus any non-refundables that have already been paid by Adopteen to venues and merchants.
  • Any cancelation between 13-0 days prior to Camp-Conference will receive 25% refund.
  • **If a participant is unable to attend Camp-Conference due to a positive COVID-19 test, they will be refunded to the best of our ability, minus any non-refundables that have already been paid by Adopteen to venues and merchants.**

Adopteen’s Camp-Conference rooming policies are as follows:

  • Roommates and suite-mates must be same gender
  • Adults (18 & Older) cannot be roomed with Minors (13-17)
  • Campers must sleep in their own assigned beds
  • Open door policy if room is being visited by campers other than those assigned to the room