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Diakon Adoption and Foster Care Wilderness Matching Event


  • Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 10:30 a.m. – Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 3:30 p.m.


Diakon Wilderness Center

571 Mountain Road
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania 17007

Event Phone

Phone: 717-795-0479


At the Diakon Wilderness Center near Boiling Springs, Pa. Enjoy wilderness-based team building and challenge courses including the center's high ropes course and 50 foot Alpine Tower.

For Diakon, the wilderness is a place where facing challenges helps youths to grow and succeed in life. Now, the wilderness can be a place where youths and families come together! Our hope is that the team building activities run by our Wilderness Center staff will decrease the stress of meeting new people and allow youth and families to be themselves and have fun! There will be opportunities to try both the low and high ropes course, though participating in these activities are optional. This event will occur rain or shine!

This matching event is best for waiting youth age 12 and up and families open to this age group. We will be focusing on the youth and families present and will not have agency display tables. Due to the nature of the event, we are unable to extend registration to biological or adopted children.

The schedule is as follows:

10:00-10:30 Registration, light breakfast
10:30 – 11:00 Introductions and Ice Breaker Activity
11:00 – 1:00 Team Building Activities in Small Groups/Low Ropes Course
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
1:30 High ropes area is open, Lunch area will continue to be open, other activities also available
3:15 Closing Gathering
3:30 End of matching event

Please note that you will be contacted upon registration with a release form that must be signed to participate in the ropes courses and a request to send your child or family flyer. These will be provided at the end of the event to the families and child workers.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:
Katie Juliana