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Event Category: SportsEvent Tags: Overnight, Sleepaway, Special Needs, and Summer Camp

  • Camp Clio 2017 will be our sixth successful year with many of our “old-timers” returning and some sampling our Pilot Program – Camp Clio Teen. Our program of fun exploration creates a positive outlet for ideas, emotions, healthy body attitudes and personal expression through movement and crafts encouraging campers to increase self-awareness and enhance self-esteem. In both programs campers share a cabin with only adopted campers and adopted  counselors who serve as role models.   Camp Clio campers are free to share their adoption stories and experiences… to whisper to a bunkmate what they never told anyone before, to say to themselves, “These other kids are adopted too. They’re like me. I like them. They like me. I guess it’s o.k. to like me — and adoption — too.”

    All counselors and staff attend workshops in adoption issues including how to facilitate conversations about adoption and how to guide conversation in a positive direction. This summer’s workshop will be conducted by Spence-Chapin’s* professional staff.

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    Camp Clio (ages 9-12):  Hosted by Camp Claire, Lyme, CT*

    Session 1 – July 2 – 8,     Session 2 – July 9-15,    Session 3 – July 16-22
    Find Camp Clio Youth Registration Here

    Open House at Camp Claire:  May 21, 10am – 3pm  &  May 28, 10am – 3pm $630 per week

    Adoption Discussion with Spence-Chapin*** Once each week Camp Clio campers and counselors enjoy a special discussion period exclusively for adopted children. Led by Spence-Chapin licensed social workers, the relaxed atmosphere and activities of a provides the perfect opportunity for informal discussion about adoption for those campers who choose to actively participate, or just listen. While encouraged, attendance is a personal choice.

    *Since 1916 Camp Claire has provided a summer camp for children with a positive and nurturing environment that encourages curiosity and creativity. www.campclaire.org

    **For over 50 years Middlesex County Camp has fulfilled its mission to encourage cooperative group living in a natural environment that focuses on the individual’s social, spiritual, mental and physical development.  Located on 90 wooded acres in Moodus, CT, MCC’s innovative programming and dedicated staff encourage campers to expand their imaginations and physical strengths. www.MiddlesexCountyCamp.org

    ***Since 1908 Spence-Chapin has provided adoption-related services of the highest quality, focusing on finding adoptive homes for children who need families; promoting the understanding of adoption through counseling and public education; and improving adoption’s image and practice. www.Spence-Chapin.org