Tag Archives: Family Camp

Strong Families Q/A: “Should I consider a heritage or family camp vacation?” [2017 listing]

“I can feel how supported I am, and even when things aren’t perfect, I see my kids accepting more and more how very loved they are.” These are the words one WACAP mom shared after returning home from a WACAP … Continue reading

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Q/A: An Adoptee’s Perspective: “How do I feel about ‘adoption day?’”

Adoption Day. “Gotcha Day.” i Homecoming. It’s a day that many adoptive parents and their children celebrate the day they became a family. And as one WACAP adoptee shares here, it’s also a day that can bring more to the … Continue reading

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How We Work: The Strong Families Fund

For several years now, I’ve had the privilege of working with the wonderful donors who fund the work we do. Because these donors give so generously and invest in our work, we’ve recently streamlined the ways in which we put … Continue reading

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Five Days That Last a Lifetime

Each August, nearly 300 WACAP parents and kids dig out their sleeping bags and travel to Sun Lakes in Central Washington for WACAP’s annual Family Camp. Five days later, they return home, usually a little closer, and feeling more connected … Continue reading

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“I am astonished …” — A Reflection on Summer

WACAP’s President and CEO Lillian Thogersen recently shared this letter reflecting on the close of summer and the continuing blessing of family. I am astonished … This word, often one used to convey shock, is really defined as this: “to be filled … Continue reading

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Like One Big Family

Each year, WACAP families gather in Central Washington for WACAP Family Camp. Today Ian Robi Potter, a WACAP adoptee from India, tells us more about Family Camp and what it meant to him growing up. The fondest memory that I … Continue reading

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A Day With Lisa, WACAP Staff Member

If you’ve volunteered for WACAP recently, you probably know Lisa Yeager. If you haven’t, Lisa’s someone you’ll want to meet. She’s been the manager of volunteers and events at WACAP for the last three years, and she’s one of the staff … Continue reading

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Summer Fun Continues with WACAP Family Camp

Last weekend dozens of WACAP families (over 300 people!) gathered at Washington’s  Sun Lakes Resort for WACAP’s 32nd annual family camp. What began as an informal summer gathering of adoptive families has grown into a favorite WACAP tradition. Kids and … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

2012 is off to an exciting start here at WACAP! In this, our 36th year of finding families for children, we have so much to look forward to in every country where we work! A family will soon begin their … Continue reading

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