Camp to Belong

Camp To Belong is an international camp program founded by Lynn Price in 1994. After discovering that she was in foster care and had a sister at the age of 8, Price founded Camp To Belong to provide separated siblings with opportunities to make memories together that she did not have. With member camps all over the United States and Australia, Camp To Belong camps have served nearly 13,000 separated siblings.

Since bringing Camp To Belong to the Northwest in 2006, nearly 2,000 youth have been served. Now serving primarily Oregon youth, two sessions of Camp To Belong are held each summer. Camp To Belong is a one-week long residential camp experience designed specifically to provide siblings with opportunities to make positive, childhood memories together, despite living separated. Activities at camp include an all camp birthday party, carnival night, sibling scrapbooks, campfires, arts and crafts, swimming, boating, rock climbing, archery, and so much more.

Camp To Belong has proven to be a powerful intervention for siblings living separated. In 2017, 97% of campers reported making positive memories with their siblings at camp and 85% reported that attending camp made their sibling relationship stronger. Beyond that, 92% reported that their time at camp made them more hopeful about their futures.

Referrals for camp generally open in February, and camp is held in June and August each summer. For more information about Camp To Belong, please contact belongoregon@gmail.com.