There’s no time of year more valued by children than summer. With school out of session and the weather prime for playtime, kids—foster or otherwise—are constantly searching for something to do. Look no further than a place where foster children can flourish and build self-confidence while having fun: summer camp.
Summer camp can be an important experience in any child’s life, especially a foster child.
Camp is an opportunity for foster children to socialize with other kids and discover a sense of normalcy that is sometimes missing from their lives. It’s a chance to make friends, experience new activities and, in some cases, reunite with siblings who were placed in other homes.
It’s a chance for an unforgettable summer.
And with the help of Foster and Adoptive Family summer camp scholarships, NJ’s foster, adoptive and kinship children can do this for free.
Summer Camp Scholarships for Children in Foster Care
FAFS, in conjunction with Camp Johnsonburg, offers scholarships that provide foster, adoptive and kinship children the opportunity to stay at an overnight camp for a week at no cost to foster parents.
Thanks to caring and generous people, more than 200 summer camp scholarships for foster children in NJ have been awarded since the program’s inception, giving kids in care the chance to make happy summer memories that last a lifetime.
Summer camp is also a chance to give loving and caring foster parents a brief and well-earned respite. Every parent can benefit from rest, and foster parents can rest easy knowing the children are in good hands with a caring and professional staff.
With summer camp, foster kids can break free from technology’s hold to experience the great outdoors. Instead of staring at their iPhones and playing Farmville, kids can swim and actually farm the land. They can hike, ride zip lines and go boating, all while surrounded by kids like themselves.
It’s a chance for foster kids to discover not only what they like, but who they are.
For more information, check out our camp scholarships page.
Lloyd Nelson is the Digital Media Manager of Foster and Adoptive Family Services. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.