Camp is officially scheduled for Sunday July 13-Friday July 18, and online registration is up. I'm really excited to be going back this year. I learned so much last that is still having huge ripple effects through our life. I'm really looking forward to another week of transracial adoption conversation and community.
While I've not been to any other camps for transracial adoptive families, I'm convinced that Pact has something very special and unique going. I hope that other TRA families from the Seattle area will join us there, and you can bet your last Twinkie that I'm going to put plenty of energy into convincing several of you to come.
The visiting guest line up is breath-taking. Some of the fantastic speakers from last year are back, along with some rock-stars from the adult adoptees of the TRA world. Check out the full camp program here. And then go here to register! There is even an early bird discount if you register before March 1 (which will help with covering family airfare between Seattle and San Jose).
If you've read my posts about our experiences from last year, you'll know the logistics were challenging for our family - especially Theo. Last week I had a long conversation with Beth Hall from Pact about what we can do to make this work for our whole family. She did a great job of hearing my concerns and letting me know what was in Pact's control and what the camp itself controlled. I think we came up with several ideas that will work for us, so I'm feeling relieved about the logistical side of camp. Whew.
Beth and I also talked about the tone of my earlier posts. I'm still new at this blog thing and had not taken into account how my self assessed "clever" titles might scan to someone who didn't know me or read the full posts. She expressed concern that just a quick read of the titles might scare internet information gathers off from Pact Camp. Because my intent in this blog is to express myself authentically, and truly support the terrific resources and communities I find, I've chosen to slightly edit a few of the posts and change the titles.
So I hope you'll join us. Pact Camp really does change lives.