• Safe, Secure, Engaging and Fun:

    Children of African heritage can explore and better understand their adoption and race experiences while having fun.

  • Learning and Teaching Together:

    Educate parents, kids and community on issues of identity and attachment by offering gatherings, educational workshops, seminars and counseling.

  • Building Community:

    To develop and promote better understanding of the experience of our children.

  • Strengthening Families:

    Family enrichment programs with specific regard to the needs of children of African heritage.

Countdown to Harambee's Summer Festival:

Since the origins of Harambee with two families camping together in 1996, we have strived to place the education and happiness of children squarely at the centre of our efforts. We do this by cultivating a welcoming environment for transracial families of African diaspora heritage during our week long summer festival. More detail on our organization can be found on our purpose page within about us.


Harambee Summer Festival Starts on Saturday June 29, 2019! - see below for key dates

  • Off-site registration slots for returning families available: 10am pt, March 2 to March 6, 2019
  • Registration and on-site accommodations for returning families available: 10am pt, March 9 to March 22, 2019
  • New families registration: 10am pt, March 23 to March 29, 2019
  • Harambee T-shirts/Hoodies available: March 30 to April 14, 2019
  • Festival Sign in: JUNE 29th starting at 12:00 pm pt
  • Festival Finishes: JULY 6th at 10:00 am pt

Bursary applications will be accepted for the 2019 Festival - Starting January 5, 2019

Click to see the Bursary form and policy. Email completed form to Pam Paterson at ppatpal@gmail.com.

Stay Tuned for more news about 2019 Harambee Summer Festival

You can find us on Facebook at: HarambeeSummerFestival.