Registration for Camp Clio Youth and Camp Clio Teen 2018 is now open!
Camp Clio (ages 9-12): Hosted by Camp Claire, Lyme, CT*
Session 1 – July 1-7, Session 2 – July 8-14, Session 3 – July 15-21
$650 per week
Camp Clio Teen (ages 13-16): Hosted by Middlesex County Camp, Moodus, CT** Please note the Camp Clio Teen program is for GIRLS ONLY
Session 1 – July 1-6, Session 2 – July 8-13 $440 per week
Our Program Camp Clio 2018 will be our seventh successful year with many of our “old-timers” returning and some graduating to 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 lead by social workers who are specialists in adoption issues including how to facilitate conversations about adoption and how to guide conversation in a positive direction.
Once each week Camp Clio campers and counselors enjoy a special discussion period exclusively for adopted children. Led by licensed social workers, the relaxed camp 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