08 Jul Orange Duffel Bag Foundation Showcases Coaching Curriculum at Camp…
Orange Duffel Bag Foundation Showcases Coaching Curriculum at Camp Uniting Siblings Separated By Foster Care
ATLANTA (July 8, 2012) –The Orange Duffel Bag Foundation (ODBF) will take part in the 5th Annual Camp to Belong Georgia (http://camptobelong.org/camp-locations/camp-to-belong-georgia) June 8-13, 2012, at Camp Twin Lakes in Warm Springs, GA. More than 75 siblings will participate in this year’s camp.
Each summer, Camp to Belong www.camptobelong.org brings together siblings who have been separated through foster care or other out-of-home care. During the four-day camp, siblings in care throughout Georgia participate in fun activities such as climbing and kayaking with their brothers and sisters. Camp counselors work in teams with family groups to break the ice among brothers and sisters who have been long separated, repair the wounds of that separation and participate in the joy of new and renewed bonds.
For the second year, ODBF will showcase its coaching curriculum “The 7 Rules for the Road,” which helps teens create a game plan for their future education and career goals. The curriculum is based on My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, co-authored by ODBF co-founders Sam Bracken and Echo Garrett. This multi-award winning book was just re-launched by Crown Archetype. Last year Bracken shared his story of teen homelessness and separation from his siblings and abandonment by his mom. The kids connected with him. Bracken will speak with new attendees while ODBF Director of Coaching Cindy Hunsinger works with returning campers to go deeper into the curriculum.
The Orange Duffel Bag Foundation (ODBF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides advocacy and certified life plan coaching free to youth ages 12-24 who are in foster care, aging out of the system or homeless. www.orangeduffelbagfoundation.org
Camp to Belong (CTB), an international non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been actively reuniting brothers and sisters placed in separate foster, adoptive or kinship homes through Summer Camp Programs and year-round events since 1995. CTB also has an ongoing commitment to educate the nation regarding the plight of siblings separated by foster care as well as continuing to support foster sibling connections.
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