Camp To Belong Washington – because the brothers and sisters who helped them endure abuse and neglect are no longer by their side
For many reasons, children entering foster care and other out-of-home care must be placed in different homes. The brothers and sisters many have leaned on through times of trouble are no longer standing beside them giving their support and comfort, adding to their trauma and sense of isolation. For some kids in care, visits with separated siblings are rare because they are placed in different cities or across the state.
Camp To Belong Washington believes these children have a right and a deep need to spend time with each other when it is impossible for them to live together. Their time at our camps and at other CTB WA activities helps siblings stay connected. And being with other youth who have experienced the same trauma helps them realize they are not alone.
Each summer, brothers and sisters reunite at Miracle Ranch on Horseshoe Lake on the beautiful Key Peninsula. They laugh, cry, experience hope, begin healing, and create positive memories that will last a lifetime.
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CAMP TO BELONG
At Camp To Belong Washington,
our programs create the opportunities
brothers and sisters to make good memories that will
last a lifetime.
We need your help!
Have a heart for foster youth?
Love the outdoors?
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Want to use your time, talents and skills to work with or for youth?
Up for a great adventure?
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in the right place
at the right time
We LOVE our volunteer of the year!
Camp To Belong Washington
wants your help!
Become a fulltime, daytime or event volunteer today!
Deborah Bauer, left, receiving the 2019 CTB WA Volunteer of the year award from Director Deb Kennedy.
What they're saying ...
Ross Hunter, Secretary of the Washington Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families, talks during a 2019 visit to camp about the importance of CTB WA's work to bring separated siblings together.
Thank you, donors and volunteers!
Laughter and excitement overflowed at Camp To Belong's sibling Christmas parties in Port Orchard and Spokane. Dozens of children had a wish come true -- time with their brothers and sisters to celebrate the holidays together.
We at Camp To Belong Washington are so grateful to everyone who made these most special of parties so successful in reuniting children who must live apart from
their siblings. They enjoyed a joyous, memorable and meaningful occasion, made better because they were able to share the experience with those they love.
Our heartfelt thanks, especially, to the Rotary Club of Bremerton for a community grant that helped fund the Western Washington party, and to Fostering Washington for Christmas gifts for Eastern Washington party-goers.
Celebrating 12 years of reuniting siblings! 2008 - 2020
Sibling Reunite Day
Eastern Washington kids in care are in for a day of adventure Saturday, June 14, at Silverwood Theme Park near Lake Couer d'Alene.
We have reunited
brothers and sisters
We have given
brothers and sisters
Our 369 fulltime volunteers
and 742 event volunteers have given
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Deb Kennedy · Director