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Heritage Camp for Adoptive Families: P/T job opportunity (Colorado)

Posted by lecrowder in FAN Announcements, Home on 05 9th, 2012

Summer Job Opening for Heritage Camps!

Looking for a part-time summer job? Want to make some money while spending weekends in the mountains? Want to help Heritage Camps run smoothly all summer? Want to meet lots of people and experience lots of different cultures? Want to have fun while you work?

Then we may have the job for you!! Please email us at, and we’ll send you the full job description and application.

Deadline to apply: May 25.

You must have a valid driver’s license to apply.

Please feel free to forward this email to friends and family members who might be interested! We are looking for at least two people for this position!

Thank you!

Pam Sweetser, Executive Directo

Webinair: An Insider’s Guide to Identity and Adoption Real Life Stories. Expert Advice

Posted by FAN Admin in Events, Home on 05 3rd, 2012

An Insider’s Guide to Identity and Adoption
Real Life Stories. Expert Advice

Adoption Learning Partners


Tuesday, May 22
7:00PM Central
Q&A: 8:00-8:30

Join a panel of adult adopted people as they reflect back on how being adopted shaped their identity. The panel will answer questions and give adopted parents practical insight into how they can best support their children to forma healthy sense of self. Learn more and register

Learn the challenges your children may face when forming their identity
Hear stories and examples of how others have faced these challenges
Pose your own questions to the panel
Dr. Gina Samuels, researcher, educator and an adopted person will lead the discussion. Learn more about Dr. Samuels


Submit your questions for the panel HERE or by tweeting them to @adoptiontweet using #adoptionid.

The Fisherman: Airing on HBO On Demand (animated and produced by Filipinos!)

Posted by FAN Admin in Home, News on 05 1st, 2012

Happy to announce that my animated short The Fisherman is now available on HBO On Demand for Asian Heritage Month. If you have HBO On Demand, have a watch and share the news with others!

NOTE: Thanks everyone for all the love and support. If you have HBO on Demand… please share the news and watch all the available content in the Asian American Heritage area multiple times and show HBO that you Demand quality content that broadens the color spectrum on TV.


HCAF: T-Shirt Design Contest extended/ May 15th

Posted by FAN Admin in Events, FAN Announcements, Home on 05 1st, 2012

We Have Extended the T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline to May 15th!!

And we need more submissions for EVERY camp!!

We’re convinced there’s no one better to convey an image of your camp than the very campers, community members, and volunteers who have made each heritage camp a unique and special experience!


Who is Eligible?
Any 2012 registered camper of any age, counselor, presenter, or volunteer for Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Inc can submit an entry. Please note that all ages will be competing against each other in this contest. Last year, we had winning entries from campers at various grade levels, parents, counselors, and community volunteers!

Logo guidelines:
1)     The entry must be your original design, and not clip art or a copy of any art that may be subject to copyright laws.
2)     Your design should incorporate your 2012 camp theme. I’ve listed the 2012 Camp themes  below:

· African Caribbean Heritage Camp – The Colors of Us: Celebrating Transracial Adoption

· Cambodian Heritage Camp – 10th Anniversary Family Reunion

· Chinese Heritage Camp (mountains) – Year of the Dragon: Then and Now

· Chinese Heritage Camp II (urban) – Year of the Dragon

· Domestic Adoption Camp –  The Family Puzzle – United by Design

· Filipino Heritage Camp – What’s “Hot” in the Philippines

· Indian Nepalese Heritage Camp – Samosa Express-Make Your Reservations Now! This is a food theme!

· Korean Heritage Camp – Korean Konnections

· Latin American Heritage Camp – Cuentos – Tales of Latin America

· REECA Heritage Camp – What’s “Cool” in REECA

· Vietnamese Heritage Camp – Someone Like Me

3)     The camp name and date are part of the template prepared by the t-shirt vendor (see KHC mock-up  ABOVE– this is a mock-up only – a design has not  been chosen for that camp!!)

4)     Please try and keep it simple, so the printers can easily reproduce it.
5)     Include colors. A maximum of four colors may be used in the design INCLUDING BLACK AND WHITE. You can use one color as a background. Solid colors only; no water color, gradients or airbrush, please.   Image must reproduce well in small sizes, and the colors need to be visible on a wide variety of t-shirt colors, from light to dark.

6) Your design will be placed inside a template prepared by the t-shirt vendor’s art team – above is an example of this year’s template. You design the center!


1)     Entries must be received by Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

2)     Please submit your entries via email to Patty Quinn, HCAF Program Director at in JPEG format only. Please include your name, address, preferred email address and phone number with your entry.

3)     All submissions become the property of Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Inc.  Please note that HCAF may modify your design to meet printer specifications.

Winning Designs!
1)     Each submission will be judged by the current Camp Directors for your camp. They will be reviewing the designs anonymously. A final design will be determined by HCAF staff, with advice from the t-shirt company representative.

2)     Designs will be looked at for creativity, originality, aesthetics, use of space and color, and best representation of your camp theme.
3)     All entrants will be recognized on the Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families, Inc. website. The winners will be recognized at camp this summer.
4)     The design winner receives bragging rights, and a $50 gift certificate to the camp market!