Camp To Belong Maine works to reunite siblings separated in foster care through a week of camp in the summer.
Once every Summer, CTB Maine brings together siblings who have been separated by foster care, adoption, or other out-of-home care. The week of camp provides these brothers and sisters the opportunity not only to have a blast in the beautiful Maine woods, but to create shared experiences and memories that last a lifetime and deepen their sibling relationships. By providing this unique experience to our campers, we hope to empower youth to advocate for themselves and their siblings, and to inspire them to believe in their capacity to build a successful future together.
Siblings are reunited through a week-long summer camp experience during which separated siblings (ages 8+) share quality time together in a fun, relaxed, outdoor environment.
The camp program offers special sibling-focused activities, events, and communication tools that help strengthen the sibling bond that is critical to the lives of young people. Signature events include a birthday celebration and making scrapbooks with photos taken throughout the week. Siblings are provided a safe space to have meaningful conversations, process what they have been through together, and to connect with one another.
Our camp experience may be one of the few times during the year that siblings are able to spend time together. Surrounded by other sibling groups who have similar life experiences, youth feel connected - and like they belong.
Camp To Belong invites siblings to spend a life-enhancing week at camp and build bonds to last a lifetime. (Click here to review the most recent study into our program)
Here at Camp to Belong Maine we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.