Beaverpalooza: Upper Camp Supports Camp to Belong

Wednesday was a special day in Beaver ‘s Upper Camp!  Kids participated in Beaverpalooza to officially kick off our support for Camp to Belong!

Camp to Belong is an amazing organization dedicated to reuniting brothers and sisters who have become separated in foster care by providing a week of camp in the summer and other events throughout the year.  Providing siblings opportunities to build memories and develop bonds are what Camp To Belong works to create, so kids living in foster care are able to have positive childhood memories. They believe kids in foster care deserve a special place where they finally feel like they fit in, a chance to escape the chaos of their ever changing worlds and come to a place where they are no different from everyone else.  First launched in 2005, Camp to Belong has provided opportunities for more than one thousand foster children!

 

Beaver Summer Camp supports the wonderful efforts of Camp to Belong by holding a camp-wide donation drive!  What can you do to help (you may be asking yourself)?  Each camp group is assigned a specific item to bring to donate.  This year, lower camp has been assigned to bring beach towels, middle camp is responsible for pillows, upper camp provides duffle bags, and senior camp contributes water bottles.  Specialty Camps will help by bringing in sleeping bags.  Any camp family also has the option of donating a gift card to stores such as Amazon, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Dick’s, or Walmart.  Donations can be made between NOW and Friday August 11th by sending them with your camper or simply bringing the items to the camp office.  In our over 10 years supporting Camp to Belong, Beaver kids and families have made an impact on over 1000 foster children participating in a Camp to Belong experience!

Held annually to raise awareness for Camp to Belong, Beaverpalooza features fun and games, with musical performances by woodshop specialist John and CIT director Alan as well as upper camp counselors Will and Nick!  Located in Beaver’s from circle, festival style games were designed to provide campers an opportunity to earn tickets through their participation.  Then, kids choose which item they would like donated to Camp to Belong by dropping their tickets into the appropriate bin.

Camp to Belong is a place where foster siblings can just be kids!  In our over 10 years supporting Camp to Belong, Beaver kids and families have made an impact on over 1000 foster children participating in a Camp to Belong experience!  To learn more about Beaver’s support for Camp to Belong, check out our video here!  For more information about Camp to Belong and their programs, visit their website.