It’s been a week since Adopteen 2012 in Atlanta, GA ended with unwanted goodbyes and confused parents wondering what we had done to their kids. We of the sleep-deprived, rug-burned & bruised community salute the parents and want to thank you, the teens, from the bottom of our exceptionally gigantic hearts for deciding that we were worth your while! We know how painful it is to take time away from what little we have of our precious summer vacations and we are honored to have been a part of yours.
Adopteen 2012 was an experience of a lifetime and we owe it all to the 74 of you who came out to hang out. You all made the 5th Annual Adopteen Camp-Conference the largest one yet, coming from 17 different states, and, thanks to several Facebook frequenters, we now have 2000+ photos proving that it all actually happened! If you don’t have a Facebook, don’t worry! Here’s a link to hundreds more pictures from Adopteen 2012!
For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to spend some quality time with us, here’s a quick run through. In four days, we managed to fit in a ridiculous amount of fun at Dave & Buster’s, Six Flags White Water, Stone Mountain Park, and an overnight stay at the Georgia Aquarium. Seriously, guys. We slept at the aquarium!! We were nerding out. We also celebrated 9 birthdays with two large cakes (mmm, cake) and a fun night of crazy games (parents, you would shake your heads), henna tattoos, dance, food, and even a photobooth! We don’t want to brag, but we’re pretty great at having a good time…
HUGE thank you’s go out to our incredible heroes; Karen Worrall, Luanne Billstein, Lorrie Backer and all the many gracious volunteers who helped make Adopteen 2012 such a success! And to the parents who entrusted us with your teens for four mysterious days — We cannot thank you enough!!
Thank you to the 2012 Adopteen Teen Committee members for helping with setup and takedown and everything in between! You know we love and appreciate you all so very much.
Cheers to another successful, magical Adopteen camp-conference! You really outdid yourselves this year. Here’s hoping for many more incredible years to come!!!