Camp To Belong (CTB) is an international non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to reuniting brothers and sisters who have become separated in foster care through a week of camp in the summer and other events throughout the year. Founded in 1995 by Lynn Price, herself once separated from a sister in foster care, the organization has been working for over 20 years and has reunited more than 10,000 brothers and sisters in that time.
Today approximately 400,000 youth are in out-of-home foster care and roughly 70% of those youth are also separated from their siblings. With constant changes in adult figures and a lack of support system in their life, youth in foster care need to be given time to spend with their siblings to form strong bonds and have just a little bit of “normalcy” in their lives.
Camp To Belong helps to fill that void through its intentional programming delivered through Signature Events during the week of camp. Through its Signature Event programming, Camp to Belong works to strengthen the sibling relationship by providing youth with a place to connect, create memories, and normalize the experiences of placement into foster care.
In addition, Camp To Belong provides the youth with a week away from the daily struggles of life, therapy appointments, social workers and not really fitting in. CTB brings kids together with a group of people who are just like them, where they can finally feel like they belong and just be kids for a little while.