Camp Forge

Gladney’s Camp Forge is a five day, four night camping program serving Gladney adoptees. Campers will have opportunities to try new things, make friends, and explore ideas and issues that are unique to adoptees. A week of camp will be filled with games, laughter, learning, creating,  growing, and exploring.

Eligible Participants:
Gladney adoptees ages 7-16 as of July 31, 2023 (some age groups are full**)

As of May 10, 2023, the following age groups are full for Camp Forge 2023. Please email if you would like to place your child on a wait list to be notified if  space becomes available.

  • 7-9 year old boys
  • 10-12 year old girls
  • 10-12 year old boys


Cost per camper:
$650 before May 1st
$700 after May 1st

Dates: Sunday, August 6 - Thursday, August 10, 2023
Location: Camp El Tesoro - Granbury, Texas

Contact with questions.


Please Note: Camp Forge is a traditional outdoor high activity camp.  It includes extended walking and physical activities, exposure to Texas heat and sun, exposure to dirt and dust, cabins without central air, sharing living space with other campers, and situations with high sensory input that may cause sensory overload for some children.  Camp Forge may be a stressful and challenging experience depending on your child’s needs.  Gladney’s goal is to provide a positive experience for our campers, but we also realize that Camp Forge may not be suitable for all children.  If you have questions about whether camp would be a good fit for your child, please contact