Earlier this year I wrote a guest post for MoneySavingMom.com (A Glamper’s Guide to Budget Camping) and one of the readers left a comment about free camping that is available (in certain states) for families who foster and/or adopt.
I was curious how many states offered this benefit to fostering or adopting families so I did a little research. So far I have found that only two states give some sort of camping fee reduction for fostering and/or adopting families:
But in the course of my research I also discovered that other states (including Florida, Maine, and New York) have programs offering free state park passes to foster families. So if you are a foster family, you may want to contact your state park service and find out if there is a special program available.
For foster families who like to visit area attractions–either in their hometown or while camping and exploring–you should also check out iFoster.org, which offers discounts at a variety of places.
The free camping and park passes are such a great way to support foster families and foster children and I would love to see other states follow suit. If you know of any other states that offer free camping or park passes to foster families, be sure to leave a comment over on Facebook or drop me an email.