Summer Camp is an incredible opportunity for children ages 5-17 to enjoy new experiences outside of their everyday routines and school. In collaboration with Embrace Families Community Based Care, the Foundation for Foster Children is accepting requests for Embrace Families CBC children from Seminole, Orange & Osceola counties (does not include other CBC children placed here from out of area). This is intended to allow children to have unique opportunities and is not meant to meet a need for childcare.
- Summer camps must fall between May 28th and August 7th
- Camps should be age-appropriate, individualized, and wanted by the child.
- Due to limited funding, requests for camps longer than one (1) week or overnight camps may not be approved. If the child requires more than one (1) week for caregiver work purposes or other circumstances, please submit your request to the Foundation link below, and it will be reviewed by Embrace Families Network Resources staff working together with the Foundation.
- For children who may qualify for children’s mental health (formerly known as FSPT) funding because they are in therapy or received a mental health diagnosis in the past 12 months, please submit your request to the Foundation, and it will be reviewed by Embrace Families Network Resources staff prior to approval. Please be aware that we have additional children’s mental health funding this year so if eligible we can approve this funding immediately and may be able to cover more than one (1) week, overnight or therapeutic camps.
For children with an active Family Support, In-Home, or Post-Adoption case requiring summer camp for emergency placement stability purposes only, please complete the online form and these requests will then be handled by Embrace Families CBC directly, as the Foundation will not be handling these requests.
It takes 3-5 business days to process a request. Please complete your request for funding in an adequate amount of time before the child’s start date.