“Why was my family created differently?” Adopted children, whether adopted internationally, domestically, or through foster care, share this same basic question. Though each child’s story is different, many of them face questions like “Who is your real mom? Why did she give you away?” Adopted children need a comfortable, non-judgmental place to try to understand their birth story – to realize others share these same issues and that they are not alone. Camp Clio provides this opportunity in a fun, old-fashioned camp setting with other adopted children and adopted counselors who share their cabins and act as role models. Camp Clio is for adopted children ages 9 – 12.
Since 2012 adopted boys and girls have made friends, had fun and flourished in our unique program. Realizing that self-exploration and self-esteem building is a process that does not end at age 12, summer 2017 will see the addition of a new pilot program based on our successful Camp Clio model for ages 13 – 17 – Camp Clio Teen.