Sibling Connections Camp

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Camp is now accepting applications for the 2018 Season!

The Sibling Connections Camp is scheduled for Sunday, July 29, 2018 -  Friday, August 3, 2018 the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover, CT. This program is funded by DCF and is free to eligible children/youth.

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. firesetting, 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.

The deadline for registration is Monday, July 9, 2018.  Please see Brochure for further details.   The 2018 Application Packet must be completed and submitted to the camp prior to the deadline. 

Please e-mail or fax application directly to: Jes Vance at j.Vance@channel3kidscamp.org  or fax to # 860-742-3298  (Camp Office #:  860-742-2267, Channel 3 Kids Camp Website)

Should you have any additional questions, please contact: Jackie Ford – DCF Central Office: jacqueline.ford@ct.gov