Camp Clio: A Unique Summer Haven for Adopted Children at Camp Jewell
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Camp Clio: A Unique Summer Haven for Adopted Children at Camp Jewell

Summer camp is a cherished tradition for many young people, a time for making new friends, trying new activities, and creating lifelong memories. But for adopted children, the camp experience can hold unique challenges and opportunities. That's where Camp Clio comes in, a special program held at the beautiful Camp Jewell YMCA in Colebrook, Connecticut.

A Camp Designed with Adoption in Mind

Camp Clio is not your average summer camp. It's a place specifically designed for adopted children between the ages of 9 and 15. This focus allows Camp Clio to create a safe and supportive environment where campers can explore their adoption stories, connect with others who share similar experiences, and build confidence in their unique identities.

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Partnering with Experts: Camp Jewell YMCA & The Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE)

Camp Clio is a unique collaboration between Camp Jewell YMCA and the Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE), a leading organization in the field of adoption. This partnership ensures that Camp Clio campers have access to experienced counselors who understand the specific needs of adopted children, as well as adoption-focused activities and discussions led by clinicians.

Traditional Camp Fun with an Adoption Twist

While Camp Clio provides a valuable space for exploration and connection, it's also a place for campers to simply be kids. Alongside adoption-specific programming, campers participate in all the traditional camp activities offered at Camp Jewell YMCA. Think swimming in the lake, canoeing, archery, campfires, and all the laughter and camaraderie that comes with those classic summer camp moments.

Benefits for Campers

Camp Clio offers a unique opportunity for adopted children to:

  • Build strong connections: Connect with other adopted children and form lasting friendships based on shared experiences.
  • Explore identity: Explore their adoption stories and identity in a safe and understanding environment, free from judgment or stigma.
  • Develop coping skills: Develop healthy coping skills and resilience through supportive discussions and activities, led by experienced professionals.
  • Have fun: Enjoy all the traditional summer camp activities offered at Camp Jewell YMCA, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Why Choose Camp Clio?

If you're looking for a summer camp experience that goes beyond the ordinary, Camp Clio is an excellent choice. It's a place where adopted children can feel seen, heard, and understood, while also having the time of their lives. With its focus on adoption, expert partnerships, and traditional camp fun, Camp Clio offers a truly unique and enriching experience for campers.

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