From the desk of Adopteen (www.adopteen.org/news.aspx)!
We miss you all and are very much stuck in our post-Adopteen blues, or, as we so often like to call it, Post Adopteen Camp Depression (#PACD). It’s real and it’s serious. We hope the PACD is not treating you too bad. Did anyone notice that Detroit was bummed out too? A whole bunch of us got stuck in Detroit’s angry weather! We could have had an Adopteen Afterparty, amiright?!
We hope that you’ve all finally caught up on some sleep. We are very proud to say that the 7th Annual National Adopteen Camp-Conference was a huge success! A heartfelt thank you to all 128 of you who made it all possible. We had a blast getting to know all of you and know that we will meet again — Sooner than later! For those of you who wish you had had more time to get to know everyone (we know it was A LOT of people to meet in 5 days), please don’t be a stranger.
I can still hear the cheering as your fellow Adopteens conquered the rings at Centennial Quarry. And the sheer terror and admiration I felt watching you all take on the Dragster at Cedar Point. You guys are crazy, and my heroes. My crazy heroes.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the magical and superhuman Luanne Billstein, who brought Adopteen to the Great Lakes area and made this year’s Camp-Conference a reality. We owe her many life-long friendships and memories from this incredible past week. With her amazing heart and undaunted spirit, we managed to pull off quite the whirlwind week! Everyone please be sure to give her a hug if you ever run into her in days and conferences to come.
And with that, we’ll see you all next time. Thank you for being incredible and inspiring and so so rad. #AFL
Art & Amy & the entire Adopteen Team
Adopteen’s 7th Annual National Camp-Conference was held in Toledo, OH with 130 campers, hosted by the University of Toledo! Their Camp-Conferences are open to any and all adoptees, ages 13 and up! For more information on Adopteen and all of their events, be sure to visit www.adopteen.org and join their mailing list!