Sibling Connections Camp
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The Sibling Connections Camp program is funded by DCF and is free to eligible children/youth. The Channel 3 Kids Camp is located in Andover, CT. The Channel 3 Kids camp was awarded the contract to provide a week long camp experience focused on reconnecting siblings placed in out of home care. The camp subcontracted with Wheeler Clinic to provide therapeutic support to campers who may require intervention.
Siblings between the ages of 8 and 17 are eligible to attend overnight camp. No applications for day campers will be accepted.
In order to increase attendance, we have expanded eligibility to include:
- Children/youth placed in foster care or relative care are eligible to attend. Siblings who are placed in a shelter, group home or residential care facility will be considered.
- A sibling who has been reunified with parents or placed into an adoptive home is eligible to attend camp as long as one sibling is DCF-involved. The parent/guardian must provide authorization for them to participate.
Children/youth presenting recent severe behavioral issues (e.g. fire-setting, sexually reactive behavior, aggression) are ineligible. Children and youth with a documented clinical reason for not being placed together with their siblings are also ineligible.
Traditional camp activities will be available to all campers including archery, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, nature programs, performing arts, camping, computer programs, fishing, ropes and other experiential learning courses.
The camp will provide transportation to all children/youth attending. Pick up and drop off locations will be determined once all applications have been received and approved.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact: Jackie Ford – DCF Central Office: email@example.com