Alabama Pre/Post Adoption Connections (APAC), a collaborative program of CAS and Alabama DHR, would like to invite your family to be a part of our 12th Annual Camp APAC held June 16-19 at the beautiful Camp Chandler in Wetumpka.
This wonderful event is for adopted children ages 9 to 18, along with their siblings (birth and foster siblings living in the same household) who are connected to DHR (i.e. at least one camp applicant must be adopted from foster care). Children in permanent custody of DHR with a plan of adoption by their current placement are also eligible to attend. Limited slots will also be available for non-DHR connected families at a cost of $175 for these 4 great days of fun!
Camp APAC staff includes social workers and other trained and qualified adults to work with and supervise your child around the clock. Licensed nurses are also on duty to administer medications and provide for any medical needs that may arise.
Camper applications will open online on January 19 and must be submitted by February 15.
Before you get started, here’s a quick list of items to gather before you begin registering your campers:
- Emergency Contact Information (Names/Phone numbers)
- List of Campers Medications
- T-Shirt Size
- A Recent Photo of the Camper
For more information see our FAQ for Parents (Frequently Asked Question).
Camp APAC camper acceptance is prioritized by several factors. They include consideration of camp budget constraints and a balanced population; ratio of age, gender, county of residence, type of adoption (public/private) and racial diversity. Camp APAC is designed for all children, regardless of special needs. Children with physical, mental or developmental difficulties are encouraged to apply. However, consideration for acceptance is weighed based on staffing patterns and needs when one-on-one special care or attention is required.
Staff applications will be open online on February 16. Due to a shortage of male applicants, the Staffer Application deadline has been extended until April 3 for male applicants.
For more information see our FAQ for Staffers (Frequently Asked Question).