WATERFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There were tears of joy and sadness at a camp that reunites siblings separated in Maine's foster care system.
This is the tenth year dozens of siblings have come together at Camp To Belong. The goal of the week long program, hosted at Camp Wigwam, is to give kids to young adults a typical camp experiences with traditional activities such swimming, hiking crafts and dining hall antics. There are no therapy sessions or bonding exercises, just a busy schedule to allow siblings to have much fun as possible.
Camp officials say some of the campers are still dealer with the long-term effects of being separated from their parents -- making the connection with their siblings even more important. Without the program, some campers sadly would never see each other.
The camp is working on becoming a non-profit organization with the hopes of hosting programs for separated siblings throughout the year.