Camp Dates: August 12 - 17, 2019
Siblings should be separated from at least one sibling and can reside in any combination of foster homes, group homes, kinship homes, adoptive homes, or biological parents home. Campers can be registered by their foster parent, adoptive parent, kinship parent, case worker/manager, CASA, or GAL. All applications are completed online and will require electronic signatures from one or more parties of the youth’s resource team.
We primarily serve youth from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Camden, Gloucester, Mercer and Burlington counties in New Jersey. However, we are open to referrals from other counties, as we understand that youth are often relocated to neighboring counties.
Camp To Belong wants to reunite all separated siblings but we know that is not possible. We also know that foster youth often get screened out of many opportunities for various reasons. We feel it is important to be as open-minded as possible when accepting campers. If you have a youth from a county outside of the ones listed above, we encourage you to reach out to us.
Learn more about eligibility here.
Cost of Camp:
Camper Registration Fee: $500 Registration includes transportation to/from camp, all lodging, meals, and activities for the week.
We work year-round to raise funds to provide camp scholarships to as many siblings as possible. Therefore, the number of scholarships available is dependent upon the success of our fundraising each year. We encourage the Department to consider the utilization of state funds available to youth in care for recreational activities to help offset the cost for siblings to attend.
Our hope is to never deny a sibling to attend due to lack of funding. We will work with each individual request according to their need and do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible.