Because of his disorders, Boo Boo Bear can feel very lonely and excluded. He often misses out on much of the "regular" kind of kid stuff like sports, over nights with friends, and even just typical neighborhood play. Summer time can be excruciating for a lonely kid. Throw a few special needs on top of that and POW BAM BOOM, you've got an explosive situation and one miserable kiddo.
Thankfully, and through two years of seeking, I've found a summer camp that works with special needs foster children who are just like Boo Boo Bear. This is a week long, you heard me right, a WEEK LONG, children's camp, that has a therapeutic staff. I had to apply for Boo Boo Bear, which was an easy process. I'm putting this link: Royal Family Kid's Camp International Camp Search so you can inquire for your special needs foster child too. This is an international camp, meaning that there are hundreds of locations within the USA and several other countries.
Now, if you're not already in complete shock that a camp like this exists, I've got another whammy for ya that should completely blow your mind, the cost of this amazing camp, are you sitting down folks, this camp is a whopping...$20! The organization relies heavily on donation and volunteers to provide these camps at little, and in some cases, no cost to the fostering family.
Boo Boo Bear's application is off in the mail, awaiting approval. I'm super excited and hopeful that his application will be approved for a week of camp. He needs this so badly. I can only imagine what it might be like for him to experience interaction in a safe and structured play environment and to realize he's not alone, that there are thousands of other children just like him.
I would love to hear if anyone out there has been involved with this camp or one similar. Also, if you are aware of ANY international programs that works with kids like ours.