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The leadership at Children’s Aid Society/APAC has been closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and have stayed in close communication with the leadership at Camp ASCCA, our host camp for Camp APAC. Because of the pandemic, the uncertainty around it, and Camp ASCCA’s decision to suspend all of their summer programming, we are sad to announce the cancellation of Camp APAC 2020. Based on the recommendations of social distancing and limiting large group gatherings set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), we feel that suspending this is the most responsible action to take. Camp APAC is a service we all look forward to each summer, staff included. A summer without it seems unimaginable; however, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of campers, families, and staff. If you have any questions, please email Looking forward to a great Camp APAC 2021.


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 annual Camp APAC held at the beautiful Camp ASCCA in Jackson's Gap, Alabama, June 16-19, 2020.

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 Application
Camper applications will open on January 13 and must be submitted by February 17.

Before you get started, here’s a quick list of items to gather before submitting your camper application:

     - Emergency Contact Information (Names/Phone numbers)
     - List of Campers Medications
     - T-Shirt Size

Camper Acceptance
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 or special-care attention is required.

For more information see our Parents FAQs.

Staff Applications
Staff applications will open on January 13. Applications must be submitted by April 30.

Before you get started, here’s a quick list of items to gather before you begin your application:

     - Valid email address (Email is the main way that we will correspond with you before and during this process. Please make sure, before beginning your application, that you have a valid email address set up.)
     -Emergency Contact Information (Names/Phone numbers)
     -List of Medications and Copy of Insurance Card
     -Copy of Driver's License
     -References (3) (Names/Phone numbers/Email addresses)
     -T-Shirt Size

For more information see our Staff FAQs.

If you have any questions about Camp APAC, please contact us at or call 866-803-2722.

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