2018 Heritage Tour Dates Announced!

ANNOUNCING THE 2018 HERITAGE TOUR SCHEDULE!

We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Spring and Summer Heritage Tour schedule!  All China adoptees of any age travel FREE for in-China tours!

David Louie July group

Spring Schedule:  March 18-28, 2018

Summer Schedule:  June 10-20, 2018 & July 15-25, 2018

Join us for this once in a lifetime chance to discover the wonders of China and learn about the history and beauty of your child’s homeland!  You’ll see the Great Wall and Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors outside of Xi’an, visit a Panda reserve, cruise on the Li River and even visit where your  adoption journey began…the CCCWA!

Some incredible highlights of the 2018 tours include:

  • China adoptees of all ages are FREE for in-China tours!
  • Ten days and five spectacular cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo.
  • Includes all in-China air/train tickets and ground transportation, hotels, park entrance tickets, and most meals during the dates mentioned for each tour (Panda hugging in Chengdu costs extra).
  • All of this for $2,099 per non-China adoptee adult (12 or older) and $1,599 for non-China adoptee children.
  • Optional visit and tour to your child’s orphanage is available before or after the main tour (additional costs apply).

Online registration is available on our website at www.ccaifamily.org/heritagetour for all three tours! 

Note: In order to benefit from the free Chinese adoptee in-China tour package:

  • Adopted Chinese children must travel with their own parent(s).
  • Each adoptive couple (both traveling) can bring up to three Chinese adoptees
  • Each single parent can bring up to two Chinese adoptees

These tours are open to everyone: CCAI families, non-CCAI families, your friends or relatives.  So please spread the word – the more the merrier!  If you are a FCC chapter member in your area, please help us get the word out to FCC communities.  Thank you!!! 

For any questions about the upcoming 2018 tours, please feel free to email heritagetour@chinesechildren.org or call 303-850-9998 x48.

We look forward to helping your family plan an amazing trip back to China!

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Adopteen Summer 2017 Recap

Adopteen’s 2017 summer programming closed out last weekend when both the Adopteen Wilmington leadership team and our Zhuzhou AGBOST landed home safely.  This year was an overwhelming success, and the summer passed in a whirlwind of beautiful memories and amazing new friendships.

Adopteen Colorado Camp-Conference 2017

In June, Adopteen came back to Colorful Colorado from June 21st-25th after a gap year in 2016.  Though it was our 6th (!) conference in Colorado, it was our very first time in downtown Denver, and we had a blast!  The highlight of camp was absolutely exploring 16th Street Mall, and packing every camper into a couple cars on the train to get there.  We also visited Water World, took part in some late night team competitions, cheered on our camp leaders in an…interesting…eating competition, and took part in workshops such as Adoption 101, Dance, Self-Confidence, and so much more.  We packed our Denver schedule full to bursting, and are so grateful to every camper that stuck it out with us and enjoyed every minute.  In all, Adopteen Denver brought us 74 campers with 12 camp leaders, representing 19 different states, 20 birth provinces, and 2 birth countries.

Adopteen North Carolina Camp-Conference 2017

July brought Adopteen Wilmington, with 70 campers and 8 camp leaders, representing 23 states, 15 birth provinces, and 2 birth countries.  In Wilmington, we had the chance to visit the beach and boardwalk area, as well as to explore downtown after an amazing ghost tour.  Though it was rainy most of the time, the area decided to give us a reprieve just in time for the last day of camp – our beach day!  We had an amazing time, and cannot extend enough thanks to the fantastic team at UNC, our local volunteers, and everyone that came – it’s always hectic bringing everything that we do out of state, and our team in Wilmington knocked it out of the park!

AGBOST Yueyang 2017

Of course,we would be remiss to not mention the entire month that Amy spent in China!  2017 was the first year that we have had two summer AGBOST trips, and as ever, it was an unforgettable experience.  Both trips were in Hunan, the first at Yueyang Social Welfare Institute from 6/28 to 7/8 and the second from 7/12 to 7/22 at Zhuzhou Social Welfare Institute.  Our travelers (48 total, with 18 from Hunan!)were amazing, embracing the call to service and together this year’s AGBOST brought in over $20,000 in donations for the Yueyang and Zhuzhou orphanages, which will go towards large capital improvements for the buildings.  Our travelers in Hunan became best friends with every kid they worked with, and we couldn’t possibly be more proud of them. (Check out the end-of-the-year CCAI Circle Newletter for more photos!)

AGBOST Zhuzhou 2017

Thank you to everyone that made our Summer 2017 such a success – we really, truly, could not have done it without each and every one of you.     In all, we met 129 new friends, while 83 of you decided to join us yet again.  We hope that every single one of you will hang out with us again in 2018, when we will celebrate our TEN YEAR anniversary.  Look out for announcements on our upcoming programs in October!  We miss you all and cannot wait to do it all over again.

~ Your Adopteen Team

JCCC Chinese Immersion Summer Camps

This summer JCCC hosted 61 students total at our Chinese Immersion Summer Camps! There were four camp sessions total, spanning from June 21 to July 28. We had campers come from as close as Denver to as far as Wyoming. Camp activities included Chinese-style morning exercises, Chinese cooking, and integrated Mandarin learning through words phrases and songs. Each 5-day camp went on a field trip to the Pacific Ocean Marketplace, followed by a dim-sum lunch at Kings Land Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Each camp was concluded by a final performance for the parents, where campers showcased everything they learned. The final performances consisted of many performances such as dancing to the famous Chinese pop song “Little Apple,” reciting Chinese poems, and performing a Chinese fan dance. We had so much fun with all of our campers, and hope to see them all and many more next year!

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