May 25, 2005
ATLANTA (GA) – There are many children in Georgia who are in the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Because these children these children need a summer break as much as their foster parents need a period of rest, CampEarthling was founded. CampEarthling is a joint effort between DFCS and the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases (MHDDAD), CampEarthling began in 1978 serving South Georgia. CampEarthling, which will be held from June 5 to June 10, 2005), is geared for foster children between the ages of 9 and 12.
CampEarthling offers a host of summer activities for children in foster care. Such activities include: arts and crafts, music lessons, recreational activities, swimming and beach activities (as well as swimming lessons for those children who can’t swim), field trips to local areas of interest (including Ft. King George) as well as a Dolphin boat tour.
CampEarthling provides children in foster care with an opportunity to interact with fellow kids and DFCS staff in a positive and festive environment, something which isn’t always easy in a foster care environment. Children need this time to interact. This camp gives children an opportunity for a summer break of their own, while simultaneously giving foster parents a brief respite from their responsibilities.
For additional information on CampEarthling, please contact Valaree Dubberly, CampDirector at 229-868-3030. For more information about adoption or foster care, please contact your local DFCS office or call 877-210-KIDS.
For information, contact:
Ari Young; 404-657-1387