• 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.

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 2024 Sorrento Centre in June 29 - July 6 2024. 

Registration is now open: Call Sorrento Centre at 250-675-2421 or register online: 
At sorrentocentre.ca select book now > programs & accommodations > select Harambee Summer Festival from the programs menu to complete your registration. The Harambee Summer Festival Fee is $400 and your accommodation fee will be dependent on the type of accommodation you choose.

Bursaries are available to help cover part of the Camp Registration fee. Find the Bursary Application form HERE. Please complete the form and email to mekonh@harambee.ca

You can find us on Facebook at: HarambeeSummerFestival.

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