Camp Connect San Diego Brings Siblings Together
Counties too often become the surrogate parents of children whose parents are unable to care for them. And although the foster system is a necessary option to ensure the safety of some children, it can prove difficult to find a placement for all siblings in one home. Camp Connect was created to offer foster youth who are separated from their brothers or sisters a chance to spend a week together, just being kids. Sibling bonds are strong, especially when either parent is absent. Being with a brother or sister helps the youth maintain some sense of an identity and survive the emotional upheavals of a being removed from the family home.