About Camp For Me

About Camp For Me

Camp For Me is a day camp for adopted children and teens

ages 7 – 17 held in two one-week sessions in July on the

campus of Thatcher Brook Middle School in Waterbury, Vermont.

Camp For Me offers traditional summer activities: games,

sports, arts & crafts, theater, field trips, swimming, nature

studies, hiking and more.

But most importantly, Camp For Me is a unique opportunity

for children to be with other kids who share the adoptive


Founded in 1995 by the Vermont Children's Aid Society,

Camp For Me evolved into our current organization in 2010

when parents, volunteers, and former VCAS staff came

together to continue the vision and principles of the VCAS


The program is grounded in a philosophy of family-centered

values that offers campers empathy, understanding and

structure – plus a whole lot of fun.

At Camp For Me young people who have been adopted into

their families can smile and laugh with a group they belong to

without doubts and explanations. For many it is a rare chance

to leave troubles behind. Our campers come from a wide

spectrum of origins and backgrounds, finding common

ground and building friendships that last long past summer.

Camp For Me, Inc. is an independent Vermont 501(c)(3) non-

profit corporation. The Board of Directors has the invaluable

help of affiliate organizations on the Camp For Me Advisory

Board, including Lund Family Center, Vermont Adoption

Consortium, Easter Seals, Adoption Advocates, Northeastern

Family Institute, Vermont Department for Children and

Families, and Northeast Kingdom Human Services

The expertise of the directors and advisors helps us create a

team of leaders and counselors with the skills necessary to

work with adopted children, as well as the business

background to operate a vibrant and exciting day camp.

Camp For Me can be an experience that helps a child build a

strong and healthy life. Come join us in July. Have fun, make

friends, and be yourself with the Camp For Me family!