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Are you looking for summer activities for your kids? We got it!

Barker's Summer Kids Program for Rising 3rd to 7th Graders

Session 1: June 26 - June 30 |  Session 2: August 14 - August 18

10:30 AM to 4:30 PM ET.

Our expert facilitators will host each half-day session, and each week will focus on the following skills:  Empowering your child’s sense of self and resiliency, strengthening friendships and social skills, managing big emotions, exploring integrating adoption into identity, and having fun! 

Spots are limited, so feel free to sign your child up for one week or both weeks! 

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This program is open to the adoption community regardless of your connection with Barker. Please feel free to share this event with family or friends who may benefit from attending. 

More About The Program

A summer adoption and fun-focused week for your child to experience more of who they are and who they will become!

This new innovative summer program for rising 3rd to 7th graders will provide the opportunity for your child to connect with other adopted children and engage in fun outdoor activities, arts & crafts, and thoughtful adoption-focused exercises to continue building social skills, adoption identity, and confidence.

Space is limited. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the program's facilitator, Missy Herendeen, via email at mherendeen [at] barkerfoundation.org or call our office at 301-664-9664.

Registration Information

Who: Adopted Children entering 3rd to 7th grade during the 2023/24 school year 

Where: Barker's Bethesda Office
(7979 Old Georgetown Road, First Floor Bethesda, MD 20814)

Fee: $450 per week (insurance reimbursement may be available)

Two Sessions Available- Sign up for one or both!

Session 1: Monday, June 26 - June 30
Session 2: Monday, August 14 -August 18

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Insurance information

Insurance reimbursement may be available to you through Aetna and BCBS. Call your provider to see if you qualify. Please use the following code: 90853 when inquiring about reimbursement with your insurance. If you qualify for reimbursement, please use access code  "INSURANCE" when registering, and a Barker team member will contact you to finalize your registration fee.

Event Type: 
Educational Workshops
Audience Type: 
Child or Teen Adoptee

Date and Location

Event Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2023 - 10:30am
Time Zone: 
Barker Office
Address 1: 
7979 Old Georgetown Road
Address 2: 
First Floor
Postal Code: 
United States

Event Contact

Melissa Herendeen

Registration Information

Registration is required?: 
Registration is Open?: 
$450 per week