CAMP 2020 UPDATE:
Our signature program at Camp To Belong Maine is our week of camp, which is close to all of our hearts. Along with reuniting siblings and building strong sibling connections, one of our other top priorities is always the health and safety of our campers, volunteers and staff.
Unfortunately, after careful review of the national trends and important guidelines concerning COVID-19, along with discussions with our trusted medical advisors and insight from ACA’s best practices, Camp To Belong Maine has made the difficult decision that we cannot host residential camp this year, 2020. We know that our campers, volunteers, and leadership staff look forward to this life changing week at camp every year, and I assure you, this decision was not made lightly.
While we know there is no replacement for experiencing the magic of camp in person, we remain dedicated to bringing the Camp To Belong experience to our campers throughout the coming year. We are working diligently to create event(s) for 2020-2021 that may still bring siblings together, please stay tuned!!
There is no question that this is a challenging time for everyone, including our incredible volunteers, but especially for our siblings. Please know that we are here and ready to support you in any way we can. Please stay safe and healthy
Fundraisers: We are also still working on finishing up our vacation raffle, drawing will me July 1st, and we are still hoping to have our 5k on October 24th!!
Summer Camp Program Dates:
Host Camp Location: Belgrade, ME @
New England Golf and Tennis Camp
For information on volunteering for any of our events
call 207-653-3025 or email
Camp To Belong Maine Mission Statement:
"To provide Maine youth separated by foster and/or adoptive care with shared experiences and memories; and to empower them to advocate for themselves and their siblings."
Imagine being a child who was taken from his or her home due to unfortunate circumstances that occurred through no fault of their own. Children in foster care, adoption or other out-of-home placements are frequently separated from the people they love, including their brothers and sisters. They often miss out on normal childhood activities such as learning to ride a bike, creating art, swimming or enjoying birthday parties and special holidays with their siblings, friends and family - childhood rites of passage that many of us take for granted.
For many children in out-of-home placements, Camp To Belong Maine (CTB Maine) may be the only opportunity each year that they get to laugh and play with their siblings for a whole week. This opportunity allows them to share meals, play games and even just chat with or say goodnight to their siblings each day. The children we serve cherish these small moments that they do not always get to share. These moments are CTB Maine’s goal – to ensure that siblings separated by foster care or adoption have positive childhood-sibling memories.
CTB Maine is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to reuniting brothers and sisters who have become separated by foster care/adoption through a week of camp in the summer and other events throughout the year. We believe that all siblings deserve the opportunity to spend meaningful time with their brothers and sisters, and we are dedicated to helping make that happen for our campers. We also believe that every kid deserves a special place where they feel like they fit in, and aren’t judged for having atypical family situations. We provide these siblings a chance to escape the chaos of their ever-changing worlds and come to a place where they are no different from everyone else – a place where they truly belong.
CAMP TO BELONG
Our parent organization, Camp To Belong International (CTB) is also a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to reuniting siblings who have become separated by foster care and other out- of-home care. CTB accomplishes its mission through our association of members who conduct summer camps filled with opportunities for fun, empowerment and sibling connection. The organization has been working for over 20 years and has reunited more than 10,000 brothers and sisters in that time. Supervised by volunteer counselors, siblings experience new things together such as horseback riding, rafting, swimming, wall climbing, in addition to signature programs and activities that strengthen the sibling bond.
With eleven member camps across the nation— Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Southern California, Washington and Wisconsin—plus an international chapter in Australia, Camp To Belong invites siblings to spend a life-enhancing week at camp and build bonds to last a lifetime. The long-term goal of Camp To Belong is to develop our network so that member camps are in every U.S. state and throughout the world.