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National Military Bereavement Camps

TAPS CHILDRENS CARE GROUP (VIRTUAL)
TAPS
3033  WILSON BLVD STE 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: MAY 2ND 7 PM EST
Camper Requirements: GCC, Must be a surviving child/dependant or sibling ages 4-12 yrs old
Camp Description: Children's Care Group: For bereaved kids ages 4 to 12, this is an opportunity to come together with peers over Zoom and share experiences, increase resources, and build a community of support.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


TAPS TEENS: GRADUATING SENIORS CLASS OF 2021 (VIRTUAL)
TAPS
3033  WILSON BLVD STE 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: APRIL 27TH, 2021
Camper Requirements: GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, MUST BE A SURVIVING SIBLING OR CHILD
Camp Description: Are you a graduating senior? This TAPS Teen gathering is just for you! Join other high school seniors as we support one another, share after high school plans, and learn about TAPS Young Adult opportunities. Bring your voice to this room as we interact around various topics such as leadership, character strength, stress management, coping with life changes, and new beginnings.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


TAPS YOUTH PROGRAMS VIRTUAL PROGRAM (VIRTUAL)

TAPS
3033  WILSON BLVD STE 300
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: APRIL 27TH, 2021
Camper Requirements: TEENS 13-18 YRS OLD, MUST BE A SURVIVING SIBLING OR CHILD
Camp Description: Teen Programming: For teens ages 13 to 18, the coffee house is a safe place for young survivors to express feelings, and share experiences within a virtual environment. Eligible to those teens who have experienced the death of a Military Service related parent or sibling.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

NATIONAL MILITARY SUICIDE SURVIVOR SEMINAR AND GOOD GRIEF CAMP  (In Person & Virtual)
TAPS
Dallas, Texas
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: OCT 8-10TH, 2021
Camper Requirements: GCC, Must be a surviving child/dependant or sibling ages 4-18 yrs old
Camp Description: The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces (see attendance eligibility criteria). Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.

TAPS Good Grief Camp is led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education. Programming throughout the weekend mirrors the adult curriculum and provides families with a common language crucial to strengthening family bonds. Children and teens will honor their loved one, connect with their peers, and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other age-appropriate activities in a fun and supportive environment.

Children and teens will find comfort in knowing there are other kids their age who understand their loss and develop coping skills they can use once they leave Good Grief Camp.

Children under the age of four-years old will be cared for and loved throughout the seminar by trained professional, licensed and insured caregivers. A designated suite will be assigned and set up with age-appropriate toys, games and arts and crafts. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers will have lunch on Saturday inside their room, along with healthy snacks all weekend.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

MIDWEST REGIONAL MILITARY SURVIVOR SEMINAR AND GOOD GRIEF CAMP (In Person & Virtual)
TAPS
Columbus, Ohio
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: OCT 1-3RD, 2021
Camper Requirements: GCC, Must be a surviving child/dependant or sibling ages 4-18 yrs old
Camp Description: The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces (see attendance eligibility criteria). Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.

TAPS Good Grief Camp is led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education. Programming throughout the weekend mirrors the adult curriculum and provides families with a common language crucial to strengthening family bonds. Children and teens will honor their loved one, connect with their peers, and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other age-appropriate activities in a fun and supportive environment.

Children and teens will find comfort in knowing there are other kids their age who understand their loss and develop coping skills they can use once they leave Good Grief Camp.

Children under the age of four-years old will be cared for and loved throughout the seminar by trained professional, licensed and insured caregivers. A designated suite will be assigned and set up with age-appropriate toys, games and arts and crafts. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers will have lunch on Saturday inside their room, along with healthy snacks all weekend.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MILITARY SURVIVOR SEMINAR AND GOOD GRIEF CAMP
(In Person & Virtual)
TAPS
Jacksonville, Florida
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: AUG 13-15TH, 2021
Camper Requirements: GCC, Must be a surviving child/dependant or sibling ages 4-18 yrs old
Camp Description: The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces (see attendance eligibility criteria). Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.

TAPS Good Grief Camp is led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education. Programming throughout the weekend mirrors the adult curriculum and provides families with a common language crucial to strengthening family bonds. Children and teens will honor their loved one, connect with their peers, and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other age-appropriate activities in a fun and supportive environment.

Children and teens will find comfort in knowing there are other kids their age who understand their loss and develop coping skills they can use once they leave Good Grief Camp.

Children under the age of four-years old will be cared for and loved throughout the seminar by trained professional, licensed and insured caregivers. A designated suite will be assigned and set up with age-appropriate toys, games and arts and crafts. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers will have lunch on Saturday inside their room, along with healthy snacks all weekend.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

WESTERN REGIONAL MILITARY SURVIVOR SEMINAR AND GOOD GRIEF CAMP (In Person & Virtual)
TAPS
Los Angeles, California
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: http://WWW.TAPS.ORG
Email:
Camp Dates: JULY 23-25TH
Camper Requirements: GCC, Must be a surviving child/dependant or sibling ages 4-18 yrs old
Camp Description: The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces (see attendance eligibility criteria). Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.

TAPS Good Grief Camp is led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education. Programming throughout the weekend mirrors the adult curriculum and provides families with a common language crucial to strengthening family bonds. Children and teens will honor their loved one, connect with their peers, and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other age-appropriate activities in a fun and supportive environment.

Children and teens will find comfort in knowing there are other kids their age who understand their loss and develop coping skills they can use once they leave Good Grief Camp.

Children under the age of four-years old will be cared for and loved throughout the seminar by trained professional, licensed and insured caregivers. A designated suite will be assigned and set up with age-appropriate toys, games and arts and crafts. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers will have lunch on Saturday inside their room, along with healthy snacks all weekend.

27TH ANNUAL NATIONAL MILITARY SURVIVOR SEMINAR AND GOOD GRIEF CAMP (In Person & Virtual)
TAPS
Washington, DC
Tel: (907) 382-4647
Website: https://www.taps.orG
Email:
Camp Dates: MAY 28TH-31ST
Camper Requirements: GCC, Must be a surviving child/dependant or sibling ages 4-18 yrs old
Camp Description: FOR YOUTH: TAPS GOOD GRIEF CAMP

The TAPS Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. Good Grief Camp provides a safe space for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.

TAPS Good Grief Camp is led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education. Programming throughout the weekend mirrors the adult curriculum and provides families with a common language crucial to strengthening family bonds. Children and teens will honor their loved one, connect with their peers, and learn coping skills through games, crafts and other age-appropriate activities in a fun and supportive environment.

Children and teens will find comfort in knowing there are other kids their age who understand their loss, develop coping skills they can use once they leave Good Grief Camp and learn how America honors our fallen service members.

CHILD CARE

Children under the age of five-years old will be cared for throughout the seminar by trained professional, licensed and insured caregivers. A designated suite will be assigned and set up with age-appropriate toys, games and arts and crafts.

If you need further information, please email
Current NAGC Member: Yes

ALABAMA

Camp Hope
Hospice of the Valley
P. O. Box 2745 240 Johnston St SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
Tel: (256) 350-5585
Website: https://www.hospiceofthevalley.net/
Email:
Camp Dates: June 10, 2021
Camper Requirements: boys and girls 5-12
Camp Description: one-day grief camp designed to help school-aged children 5-12 identify, express, and learn good coping skills for the recent loss of a close loved one.  Camp includes pony rides, pet therapy, crafts, games, memorial with slide show and dove release.  Lunch is included.  There is no cost to attend.  Call with questions to Brad Eades 256-350-5585
Current NAGC Member: Yes


CALIFORNIA

Camp Reach for the Sky
Oncology And Kids
8898 Navajo Road, Suite C337
San Diego, CA 92119
United States
Tel: (858) 480-9632
Website: http://www.oncologyandkids.org
Email:
Camp Dates: July 12-17, 2021; September 24-26, 2021
Camper Requirements: children between ages 4-17
Camp Description: Camp Reach for the Sky is a free, peer support driven, quality of life camp program for kids impacted by cancer. It includes 7 total sessions: Bereavement Camp, Family Camp, Teen Weekend, Resident Oncology Camp, Sibling Camp, Day Camp and Virtual Camp. It offers kids affected by cancer, the ability to deal with the emotional trauma that childhood cancer has taken on them and their families. Bereavement Camp supports families that have lost a child or parent to cancer. They are surrounded by medical, psych staff and camp volunteers that understand their plight and are there to support them in every way. It allows family to take a brief respite from the challenges and surround themselves with others who truly get it. Activities may include campfires, camp dance, talent shows, marshmallow fights, climbing wall, archery, Talk Time, Food Wheel and more.
NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Kara
Kara
457 Kingsley Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94061
Tel: (650) 321-5272
Website: https://kara-grief.org/services/camp-kara/
Email:
Camp Dates: 2021: July 16-18
Camper Requirements: Virtual Camp - Ages 6-17. Applicants must live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Camp Description: Camp Kara 2021 is being held as a Virtual Camp.

Camp Kara is a free bereavement camp for youth ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens come together for one weekend to participate in traditional fun camp activities and peer support focused grief activities. Campers are supported throughout the weekend by Kara’s highly trained volunteers and staff.

Since 2008 Kara has operated an annual bereavement camp dedicated to creating a safe and caring space for grieving children and teens to share experiences around grief and loss, acquire coping skills, and gain support from making connections with peers.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Spero

The Elizabeth Hospice
500 La Terraza Suite #130
Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: (760) 520-3362
Website: https://elizabethhospice.org/grief-support/children/camp-spero/
Email:
Camp Dates: Newcomer Camp (first-time campers): July 10 and 11  Alumni Camp (returning campers): July 31 and August 1
Camper Requirements: Virtual Platform, Ages 7-17 years old
Camp Description: Based on the Latin phrase, Dum Spiro Spero, “While I breathe, I hope,” Camp Spero campers honor and memorialize their loved one while making friends with others who are facing similar circumstances. This summer weekend experience helps children increase their feelings of hopefulness, enhance their self-esteem, and learn they are not alone. Hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, this grief camp is offered free of charge and all grieving children in the community are welcome.

Camp Spero has gone virtual! There will be grief-related activities, a campfire, dance party and so much more. Each camper will receive Camp-in-a-Box, filled with art supplies, Camp Spero memorabilia, and sweet treats. Access to the internet and a device with video and audio capabilities are required.

Newcomer Camp (first-time campers): July 10 and 11

Alumni Camp (returning campers): July 31 and August 1
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Experience Camps, California (Girls)
At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA.
Tel: (833) 226-7385
Website: https://experiencecamps.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 9-14, 2021
Camper Requirements: For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 21/22 school year
Camp Description: Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. We provide a safe environment where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Experience Camps, California (Boys)
At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA.
Tel: (833) 226-7385
Website: https://experiencecamps.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 16-21, 2021
Camper Requirements: For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 21/22 school year
Camp Description: Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. We provide a safe environment where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


New Hope Family Camp
New Hope Grief Support Community
3505 Long Beach Blvd. Suite 2C
Long Beach, California 90807
Tel: (562) 429-0075
Website: http://www.newhopegrief.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: October 23, 2021
Camper Requirements: No solo camp attendees
Camp Description: New Hope Family camps are designed for all types of families, not just the traditional. It’s for families who have experienced the death of a loved one, and each family member is encouraged to attend.  In a safe and supportive environment families explore their loss with other families touched by grief.

Families learn to communicate and face their grief through groups, workshops, and activities led by staff and trained facilitators that integrate peer support.  Campers discover that they can live life in a changing world with a new relationship with their loved one who has died.  Family Camp provides a balance of fun activities (sports, games, art, etc.) with grief education & exercises age-appropriate for each member of the family.

Families will find comfort, hope, and healing while making new friends with other families who are also grieving a death. The purpose is that each family member is individually strengthened and supported so that the entire family can move forward together on their journey of grief to a place of new normal.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin of the Central Valley
Community Hospice
Modesto, CA
Tel: (209) 321-1319
Website: https://camperincentralvalley.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 20-22, 2021 (Overnight Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (310) 231-3187
Website: https://www.ourhouse-grief.org/camp-erin/
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Scotts Valley, CA
Tel: (831) 430-3000
Website: https://www.hospicesantacruz.org/grief-support/camp-erin/
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin¨ is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

COLORADO

Camp Comfort
Mount Evans Hospice
3081 Bergen Peak Drive
Evergreen, Colorado 80439
Tel: (303) 674-6400
Website: http://www.campcomfort.org
Email:
Camp Dates: June 11-13, 2021  and July 23 -25, 2021
Camper Requirements: 6-12
Camp Description: Camp Comfort, now in it's 26th year, is a weekend grief camp for children.  The camp provides support through workshops and fun camp activities such as fishing, swimming and zip lining!  Our campers truly can trust that they are not alone in their grief journey by sharing their losses and healing with others.  Campers are matched 2:1 with adult "buddies" for the weekend so definitely feel safe and heard throughout the weekend.

Scholarships are available!
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Denver
Shimmering Wings
PO Box 371164
Denver, CO 80237
Tel: (720) 443-3178
Website: http://shimmeringwings.org
Email:
Camp Dates: August 7, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 6 - 17
Camp Description: Camp Erin Denver® will host a free one day camp on Saturday, August 7, 2021.  Camp will include traditional fun camp activities as well as grief related activities and support for youth ages 6 to 17.  This year we will be hosting a parallel camp program of activities, support and education for adult caregivers of grieving youth attending camp.  Both camps will be held at Shwayder Camp located near Idaho Springs, CO.  Covid protocols will be followed.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


CAMP FORGET ME NOT "MINI"

Richard Lambert Foundation
457 S. 4th Ave.
Brighton, CO 80601
Tel: (720) 408-8417
Website: http://www.richardlambertfoundation.org/camp-forget-me-not
Email:
Camp Dates: April 10, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 8-12
Camp Description: Our 2 hour “mini” camp is tailored to provide children with education and skills for adapting healthy behaviors to cope with their pain in a constructive manner. We do this by engaging the children in traditional camp and specialized grief activities through the provision of creative expression, education, and communication. Camp activities are effective in providing opportunities for children to share their stories, explore and express grief, connect with peers, and engage in memorializing and integrating their loss into their lives. Activities are supervised by a professional grief counselor and trained volunteers. This will be an in-person day camp from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, April 10. Camp will be limited to 12 campers due to the size of location.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Jojo
11371 W 107th Place
Westminster, CO 80021
Tel: (303) 578-9312
Website: https://www.campjojo.me/contact
Email:
Camp Dates:
Camper Requirements:
Camp Description: At Camp Jojo, we believe that every teenager should get to experience the joy and healing found in nature. Our camp is designed to get teenagers out of the stresses of everyday life, and into the great experiences the Colorado mountains have to offer. Our camp focuses on meeting the needs of teenagers impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide. We provide formative experiences for our campers through hikes, rope climbing, creatives outlets, counseling and team building activities.
Current NAGC Member: No


Camp BraveHeart: Teens

3Hopeful Hearts
712 Whalers Way A201
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Tel: (970) 430-6136
Website: http://3hopefulhearts.com
Email:
Camp Dates: June 21- June 23, 2021
Camper Requirements: 12-18 years old
Camp Description:
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp BraveHeart: Kids
3Hopeful Hearts
712 Whalers Way, A201
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Tel: (970) 430-6136
Website: http://3hopefulhearts.com
Email:
Camp Dates: June 26, 2021
Camper Requirements: 5-11 years old
Camp Description:
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Connecticut

 

The Cove Center for Grieving Children
Meriden, CT
Tel: (216) 524-4673
Website: www.covect.org/camp-erin-ct
Email:
Camp Dates: June 5-6, 2021 (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements:
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

District of Columbia

Camp Forget-Me-Not/Camp Erin DC
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 624-0010 x150
Website: http://www.wendtcenter.org/our-services/camp-forget-me-not-camp-erin-dc/
Email:
Camp Dates: 7/16 (Littles), 7/30 (Tweens), 8/13 (Teens) (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.


FLORIDA


Camp Erin Tampa Bay 2021

Suncoast Kids Place
Tampa, FL
Tel: (813) 990-0216
Website: https://www.suncoastkidsplace.org/camperin
Email:
Camp Dates: November 5 - 7, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin Tampa Bay® is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. 

Eluna partners with bereavement programs in local communities to help fund, develop and grow Camp Erin® nationwide.  For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Circle of Love
LifePath Hospice
4200 W. Cypress St.
Tampa, FL 33607
Tel: (813) 357-5605
Website: http://www.chaptershealth.org
Email:
Camp Dates: March 25-27, 2022
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-18.  All campers have experienced the death of someone they love.
Camp Description: All children need to be surrounded by love, especially those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one.  LifePath Hospice recognizes the special needs of these children and created Camp Circle of Love.  This weekend camp for children ages 6 to 17, helps those who have recently lost a loved one, share their feelings of loss with others.  The experience combines healing with fun, letting the children know that life still has alot to offer. Camp combines exciting outdoor activities including swimming, hay rides, human foosball and a zip line with group discussions, arts and crafts and a beautiful memorial service designed to provide healing and closure opportunities for the child. Camp is held at a 100 acre retreat center in Brooksville, FL.  Round trip transportation is provided for all campers.  Camp is situated in a rustic, wooded setting with secure, comfortable cabins.  Each cabin group is assigned a professionally trained cabin leader who assists with group discussions and provides support as needed.  All camp staff members undergo background checks and receive comprehensive training.  The camp has been operational for over 28 years.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin South Florida
Miami Lakes, FL
Tel: (954) 944-2709
Website: https://www.catholichealthservices.org/catholic-hospice/camp-erin/
Email:
Camp Dates: October 22-23, 2021 (Virtual Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

 

GEORGIA


Camp Good Mourning

Kate's Club
1190 West Druid Hills Drive NE Suite T80
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Tel: (404) 347-7619
Website: http://www.katesclub.org
Email:
Camp Dates: 4/23/21-4/25/21 (virtual) & 8/20/21-8/22/21 (in-person)
Camper Requirements: must be a member of Kate's Club
Camp Description: Camp Good Mourning is a weekend grief camp offered to our members of Kate's Club.  Camp is one of the many programs we provide for our families. Programs include weekend Clubhouse Programs, Family Nights, Holiday programs around sibling, mother and father's day as well as the winter holidays. Members are required to participate in programs leading up to Camp Good Mourning.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Experience Camps, Georgia
At Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA
Tel: (833) 226-7385
Website: https://experiencecamps.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 1-6, 2021
Camper Requirements: For boys and girls entering grades 4-11 in the 21/22 school year
Camp Description: Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. We provide a safe environment where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Atlanta
Camp Magik
Atlanta, GA
Tel: (404) 790-0140
Website: http://www.campmagik.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

Hawaii

Camp Erin Hawaii
Hospice of Kona, Inc.
Kailua Kona, HI
Tel: (808) 443-2901
Website: https://hospiceofkona.org/camperinhawaii
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin¬¬¬® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.

Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

 

IDAHO

Lewis Clark Valley Camp Erin
Willow Center, Inc.
0309 2nd Street PO Box 1361
Lewiston, ID 83501 United States
Tel: (208) 790-8648
Website: http://www.willow-center.org
Email:
Camp Dates: Saturday, July 10 (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: kids and teens 6 - 17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a weekend camp, for kids ages 6 -17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. It is a weekend-long experience filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support - facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers from the Willow Center and the community.

The goal of Camp Erin is to provide a supportive and caring environment for children and teens affected by the loss   of a loved one. Fun, recreational activities are designed to help campers deal with their grief and develop coping skills. Children grieve in many ways. They require physical activity as well as emotional outlets. Camp Erin provides a safe place where children can grieve with others who have been through a similar experience.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin South Idaho
Because Kids Grieve
Twin Falls, ID
Tel: (208) 352-2994
Website: https://becausekidsgrieve.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.


ILLINOIS


Hearts to Art

Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Ida B Wells
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 341-2353
Website: http://www.HeartstoArt.org
Email:
Camp Dates: 
Camper Requirements: This camp is specifically for campers who have experienced the death of a parent or primary caregiver. Session One (July 12-23) is for ages 7-10/entering grades 2-5 Session Two (July 26-Aug 6) is for ages 11-14/entering grades 6-9
Camp Description: The Auditorium Theatre presents our award-winning summer camp, Hearts to Art! This unique performing arts camp brings together young people between the ages of 7 and 14 who have experienced the death of a parent to encourage the healing power of creative play. Small group creative activities are facilitated by professional healing counselors, providing campers a safe time and place to express and share their feelings with peers. There are also healing counselors on site throughout the duration of camp.

Through the exploration and creation of dance, theatre, music, and more, Hearts to Art inspires communication and collaboration, fosters emotional growth, and provides friendship, compassion and community. Through interaction with young people who have experienced a similar loss, campers understand they are not alone.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Sheilah
Kids Above All
8765 W. Higgins Road Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60631
United States
Tel: (773) 239-8940
Email:
Camp Dates: August 27 - 29
Camper Requirements: 7 to 17 victims of homicide
Camp Description: Camp will be August 27th through 29. We will do virtual family night Friday, meet at camp in person on August 28 from 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM (no overnight this year) and then do virtual closing Sunday, August 29 from 10 to 11:30 AM.

This camp is for youth and parents who have lost a loved one to homicide. The camp is free of cost for participants.
Current Member of NAGC: No


Camp Evergreen
Center for Hospice Care
501 Comfort Place
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Tel: (574) 255-1064
Website: http://cfhcare.org
Email:
Camp Dates: June 5, 2021 and September 18, 2021
Camper Requirements: June 5th is for 10 to 18 yo (18 if a senior in high school). September 18th is for 6-12 yo and at least one adult in the camper's life
Camp Description:
Current NAGC Member: No

INDIANA


Camp Good Grief

IU Health Bloomington Hospice
P. O. Box 1149 1155 W. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Tel: (812) 353-9818
Website: http://IUHealth.org
Email:
Camp Dates:
Camper Requirements: ages 6- 14
Camp Description: Through art, music and play campers will connect with others their age experiencing the loss of someone special, learn about grief and positive coping skills as well as spend time preserving memories. Families are invited to meet the Camp Team over pizza on Friday, June 18 from 6:15 - 8 pm. The full day of camp for youth ages 6-14 begins at 10 am on Saturday, June 19. Families are invited to join in the closing ritual at 3:30 pm. Location is Switchyard Park Pavilion, 1601 S. Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN  47403. REGISTRATION Deadline is May 15. Please email or call 812-353-9818 with questions.
Current NAGC Member: No

IOWA

Amanda the Panda Grief & Loss Camp
EveryStep Grief & Loss - Amanda the Panda
1821 Grand Avenue Amanda the Panda
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tel: (515) 223-4847
Website: https://www.everystep.org/services/grief-loss/about-amanda-the-panda
Email:
Camp Dates: September 18-19, 2021
Camper Requirements: Children (age 5+), teens, and adults
Camp Description: Our hope for Fall is to be back in-person for an overnight weekend camp experience! Campers find a place of comfort and support as they connect with other peers that have experienced the death of a loved one. Trained camp counselors and volunteers lead campers through age-appropriate activities that focus on remembrance and healing. Activities include: small group sessions, yoga & meditation, games, campfires, a memorial candlelight ceremony, and more!

If we are unable to hold Camp safely in-person at this time, we will plan to again hold a condensed Virtual Day Camp with similar activities. For more information, feel free to send us an email at or give us a call at 515-223-4847.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Louisiana

Bayou and Sunshine Summer Camp
Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center
646 East Blvd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
United States
Tel: (225) 343-1984
Website: http://batonrougecac.org
Email:
Camp Dates: July 12th-14th
Camp Restrictions: All genders ages 6-17 are welcome!
Camp Description: This camp is offered to all genders, children and teens who are grieving the death of a loved one due to any reason, including homicide, suicide, overdose, accident, cancer, illness, suddenly, unexpectedly or natural causes. It will be in-person July 12 through July 14 of 2021. Trained mental health professionals from the CAC will be providing the services. Some of the activities will include educational information on grief, emotional support groups along with other fun and interactive traditional camp activities such as art, meditation, baking and yoga. Children and teens will learn essential coping skills and have the opportunity to meet other peers who have also undergone loss in an environment that is safe and welcoming. SPOTS ARE LIMITED.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin South Louisiana
Cancer Services
Baton Rouge, LA
Tel: (225) 927-2273
Website: http://cancerservices.org/camps/
Email:
Camp Dates: October 9-10, 2021 (Virtual Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

 

KENTUCKY


STARS Equine Adventure Camp
St Elizabeth Hospice
483 South Loop Dr Edgewood
 KY  
Tel: (859) 301-4611
Website: https://www.stelizabeth.com/medical-services/hospice/support/grief-support/stars-equine-adventure-camp-for-kids
Email:
Camp Dates: July 20 - 23, 2021 & July 27 - 30, 2021
Camper Requirements: For kids ages 8 - 18
Camp Description: This camp is for four days, 9:00 AM -2:00 PM, at a local ranch in collaboration with an equine therapist.  Kids rotate between "adventures" throughout the day that include relational time with their horse, archery, fishing, nature walks, and focused grief activity.  Each day has a theme relating to grief with activities focused on relating the "mindfulness" of the activity to their daily lives when grief "erupts". (self-regulation)
Current NAGC Member: Yes

MAINE

Circle Camps
3223 Embry Circle
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-4316
Tel: (770) 687-3066
Website: http://circlecamps.org
Email:
Camp Date: August 15th - 27th
Camper Requirements: 9 - 14 & 15 - 18 for returning campers. Female identified.
Camp Description: Circle Camps provides free summer camp and leadership programming for girls who have experienced the death of a parent.

The camp day is a mix of traditional summer camp sports, grief-related projects, team building activities and leadership training. We take advantage of the skills of our volunteer counselors to offer additional activities including yoga, dance, photography, and nature walks.

Since our inception, approximately 1,300 grieving young girls have attended a Circle Camp. Campers are accepted in the program on a need-blind basis and attend camp at no charge. Volunteer counselors come from all over the U.S., range in age from 19-74, and have a return rate of 90+%. 

The Circle program gives girls tools and skills to cope with their losses and enables them to make lasting friendships with others who understand their losses. Circle is unique in its integration of age-appropriate grief activities into a traditional overnight camp program.

NAGC Member: Yes

Experience Camps, Maine
At Camp Manitou in Oakland, ME (boys) and Camp Somerset in Smithfield, ME (girls)
Tel: (833) 226-7385
Website: https://experiencecamps.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 23-28, 2021
Camper Requirements: For boys entering grades 4-12 and girls entering grades 4-10 in the 21/22 school year.
Camp Description: Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. We provide a safe environment where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


MASSACHUSETTS


Mother's Day Retreat

empowerHER
137 Washington St.
Norwell, MA
Tel: (617) 648-9559
Website: http://www.empoweringher.org
Email:
Camp Dates: May 8, 2021
Camper Requirements: females who have lost their mothers ages 0-24
Camp Description: The Mother's Day Retreat is our most impactful event of the year, and we cannot wait to see you again!  The 2021 Mother's Day Retreat will be held virtually for girls across the globe to come together for connection, healing + empowerment. Girls + young women will be able to tune in via Zoom starting at 2pm Saturday.  They will be able to follow along at home with different workshops like yoga, dance, cooking, acting, sharing, and more!

Girls must be enrolled in empowerHER to attend. Enroll at: www.empoweringher.org
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Stepping Stones
Care Dimensions
78 Liberty Street
Danvers, Massachusetts
Tel: (978) 750-9335
Website: http://CareDimensions.org/camp
Email:
Camp Dates: July 17- Meet Camp Staff; July 19-22 Virtual Prorammin Via Zoom
Camper Requirements: for grieving children ages 6-18, limited to Massachusetts residents
Camp Description: Camp Stepping Stones, celebrating it's 20th year, is a space for parents/caregivers and kids to connect with other grieving families, to honor and remember those who have died, and have some fun. This year, with COVID precautions in mind, camp will be a mostly virtual space with five days of activities planned. On day one, families have the option to participate in an in-person, outdoor family activity at the beautiful Glen Urquhart School campus in Beverly, Mass.

Program:

July 17: Families have the option to meet Camp staff, participate in an in-person family activity, and pick up their supplies for the week. (Safety measures will be communicated to families prior to arrival and we will mail supplies to those families who do not attend in person.)

July 19 to 22: Virtual programming via Zoom

  • Monday through Thursday: Children and teens tune in from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for age-appropriate group activities designed just for them.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Adults and caregivers can access programming intended to support and educate, 8 to 9 p.m.

Go to www.CareDimensions.org/CampRegistration to register online. Camp Stepping Stones is free for all participants, limited to residents of Massachusetts.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Boston
Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home
Wayland, MA
Tel: (508) 309-5107
Website: www.camperinboston.org
Email:
Camp Dates: August 21-22, 2021 (Family Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

MARYLAND


Camp Erin Montgomery County

CaringMatters, Inc.
518 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Tel: (301) 869-4673
Website: http://caringmatters.org
Email:
Camp Dates: May 21-23, 2021
Camper Requirements: ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin Montgomery County® is a FREE, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. CaringMatters is hosting this year's Camp Erin program using a hybrid format with an in-person drive-in kickoff the first night and interactive, virtual events throughout the camp weekend. Drive-in Kick-off at Bar-T in Laytonsville, MD, to pick up "Camp in a Box." Zoom sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday with frequent breaks. The program and the materials will be provided free of charge. Please share this information widely. Space is limited! Registration now open! Application deadline is Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:00pm
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Roberta's House- Camp Erin Baltimore
928 E North Ave
BALTIMORE, MD 21218
United States
Tel: (410) 235-6633
Website: https://robertashouse.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 28th
Camper Requirements: 6-17 all genders
Camp Description: We will host a one day in-person camp on August 28th from 8am-9pm. During camp children will be in breakout groups based on age and participate in grief activities as well as fun camp activities. Camp will be held at NorthBay adventure camp located along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
Grief activities include- grief walk, memory puzzle, coping skills activity, and a luminary ceremony.

Massachusetts

Camp Erin Boston
Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home
Wayland, MA
Tel: (508) 309-5107
Website: www.camperinboston.org
Email:
Camp Dates: August 21-22, 2021 (Family Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

 

MICHIGAN


"Grief is Messy" Kids Camp
New Hope Center for Grief Support
50165 Eight Mile Rd.
Northville, MI 48167
Tel: (248) 348-0115
Website: http://fb.me/e/16vUFwWMT
Email:
Camp Dates: 7/22 and 7/23
Camper Requirements: Age 5-14
Camp Description: New Hope will be hosting our annual Kids Grief Camp at Maybury Farm on July 22nd and 23rd. The camp runs from 9am to 4pm each day and includes a scavenger hunt, equestrian therapy, yoga, music therapy, and art therapy. This year’s theme is “Grief is Messy” and campers will get to tour Maybury Farm and learn about the animals there who have also experienced the loss of a loved one. All children ages 5-14 who have lost a loved one are welcome to attend the camp. The camp is free of charge and families can register by emailing or calling 248-348-0115.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Anew

Starlight Ministries
3376 Central Blvd.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
Tel: (616) 662-1999
Website: http://starlightmin.org
Email:
Camp Dates: June 17-19
Camper Requirements: Ages 7-17
Camp Description: Camp Anew ministers specifically to children and teens ages 7-17; it is a place where campers can experience the value of gathering with other children who are grieving, learn biblically-based coping skills, and are offered HOPE to lead a meaningful life going forward. The goal of camp is to help the campers understand that their grief journey is unique and can bring a greater understanding of who they are, now that this loss has occurred.  Activities center on methods to express and address grief emotions that may be difficult to articulate verbally.  Camp Anew will be in-person for 2021.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Kita
We are hosted at the Camp CenterStage facility
295 Maple Lane
Livermore, Maine 04253
Tel: (603) 801-1735
Website: http://www.campkita.com
Email:
Camp Dates: June 22 - June 27
Camper Requirements: Ages 8-17 - Limited to New England residents in 2021 due to COVID
Camp Description: Camp Kita is a week-long summer bereavement camp open to children ages 8-17 who are survivors of a loved one’s suicide. Held in an idyllic traditional camp setting in Central Maine, the camp provides all of the quintessential experiences of any rural summer camp. In addition, the camp provides clinical professionals who lead small peer support sessions and offer 24/7 trauma support. The camp is tuition free for all campers.

Camp Kita is the only program of a small non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of bereaved youth and founded by sibling survivors of suicide loss. The camp was founded in 2013 by the Mosher siblings many years after the loss of their father to suicide. The camp will be celebrating its 8th season in 2021.
Current NAGC Member: No

Experience Camps, Michigan
At Camps Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, MI
Tel: (833) 226-7385
Website: https://experiencecamps.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 24-29, 2021
Camper Requirements: For boys and girls entering grades 4-9 in the 21/22 school year
Camp Description: Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. We provide a safe environment where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

MINNESOTA

Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camp
Children's Grief Connection
1074 Lombard Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
Tel: (651) 395-8177
Website: http://childrensgriefconnection.com
Email:
Camp Dates: Saturday, April 10th, 2021 in Annandale, MN & November 5th-7th, 2021 in Hudson, WI
Camper Requirements: All are welcome
Camp Description: Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camps help families come together to heal. At this weekend-long camp, every member of the family has the opportunity to participate in integrated yet separate programs. Activities are mirrored in each program, providing shared experiences and a common language to use as they continue on their lifelong grief journey after the camp ends. Hearts of Hope Camp serves family members from pre-school through grandparenthood. On-site daycare for birth to age three is provided. Camp staff is comprised of volunteers that have submitted to multiple background checks. Individually and collectively, family members experience hope and healing by joining together with fellow travelers on the grief journey. Camp is available free of charge thanks to the generosity of our supporters. A $150 refundable family deposit is required at registration. Camp also includes a program specific to the Emerging Adult population (18 to 24 year olds). The EA program is designed to meet the developmental needs of this age group. Emerging adults can now attend our family grief camp in their own age-appropriate program or attend as individuals. If attending with family members they can be included in the family registration.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Courage - Virtual
Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood, Ste. 104
St. Louis, MO 63122
Tel: (314) 965-5015
Website: http://annieshope.org
Email:
Camp Dates: June 28 - July 2
Camper Requirements: 6 - 18 years of age
Camp Description: Week-long virtual Zoom camp for grieving kids.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Courage

Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood, Ste. 104
St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 965-5015
Website: http://annieshope.org
Email:
Camp Dates: June 14 - 18
Camper Requirements: 6 - 18 years of age
Camp Description: In-person, overnight camp for grieving kids.  Due to COVID restrictions, 40 of the usual 100 campers will be accepted.  Agreement to adhere to COVID guidelines must be made for camper acceptance.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camp
Children's Grief Connection
20000 176th St NW
Big Lake, MN 55309
Tel: (651) 395-8177
Website: http://www.childrensgriefconnection.com
Email:
Camp Dates: Nov. 5-7, 2021 and Apr. 1-3, 2022
Camper Requirements: no restrictions
Camp Description: Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camps help families come together to heal. At this weekend-long camp, every member of the family has the opportunity to participate in integrated yet separate programs. Activities are mirrored in each program, providing shared experiences and a common language to use as they continue on their lifelong grief journey after the camp ends. Hearts of Hope Camp serves family members from pre-school through grandparenthood. On-site daycare for birth to age three is provided. Camp staff is comprised of volunteers that have submitted to multiple background checks.
Individually and collectively, family members experience hope and healing by joining together with fellow travelers on the grief journey. Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camp is available free of charge thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camp also includes a program specific to the Emerging Adult population (18 to 24 year olds). The EA program is designed to meet the developmental needs of this age group. Emerging adults can now attend our family grief camp in their own age-appropriate program or attend as individuals. If attending with family members they can be included in the family registration.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Twin Cities
Brighter Days Grief Center
Eden Prairie, MN
Tel: (952) 219-8514
Website: http://www.brighterdaysgriefcenter.org
Email:
Camp Dates: September 25, 2021 (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

MISSOURI


Lost & Found Grief Camp
1555 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, Missouri 65804
Tel: (417) 865-9998
Website: https://lostandfoundozarks.com/
Email:
Camp Dates: June 8-9 and July 20-21
Camper Requirements: ages 5-18
Camp Description: Lost & Found Grief Center offers grief camp to children and teens at no cost. Grief camp is for children ages 5-18, who are grieving the death of a parent, primary caregiver, or sibling. Through the camp, children will express their grief through a variety of activities and engage in both structured and unstructured play.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Kansas City
Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care/ Solace House
Kansas City, MN
Tel: (913) 341-0318
Website: www.kchospice.org/camp-erin
Email:
Camp Dates: June 12, 2021 (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

 

NEBRASKA


Camp Erin Lincoln

Mourning Hope Grief Center
1311 South Folsom Street
Lincoln, NE 68522 United States
Tel: (402) 488-8989
Website: https://www.mourninghope.org/programs/camperin.html
Email:
Camp Dates: September 24-26, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® Lincoln is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.

Camp Erin Lincoln was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.

In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program, and some programming may be rescheduled, cancelled or provided in a virtual setting.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Hope Omaha
The Collective for Hope
8000 Chicago St
OMAHA, Nebraska 68114 United States
Tel: (402) 502-2773
Web Site: https://thecollectiveforhope.org/grief-support-programs/griefs-journey/
Email:
Camp Datees: Spring and Fall 2022. Exact dates TBD
Camper Requirements: 13-18. In order to attend camp, teens must have attended other programs with their parents/caregivers and get special authorization from The Collective for Hope staff.
Camp Description: Overnight retreats are an incredible opportunity for grieving teens to hang out with other teens who “get it.” Campers benefit from the restorative nature of the great outdoors and participate in a variety of activities such as horseback riding, drumming, hiking, photography, ropes courses and a campfire. All food and drinks for the weekend are provided. Due to COVID-19, current safety policies will be communicated prior to all camps. We may pivot to a day camp and/or virtual camp in order to keep our campers, volunteers and staff members safe and healthy.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Nevada

Camp Erin Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Tel: (702) 733-0320, ex. 3185
Website: https://www.nah.org/what-we-do/center-for-compassionate-care/camp-erin
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.

Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

NEW YORK

Camp Good Grief
East End Hospice
PO Box 1048
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, New York 11978
Tel: (631) 288-8400
Website: http://eehcampgoodgrief.org
Email:
Camp Dates: July 19-22, 2021
Camper Requirements: ages 4-17
Camp Description: Camp Good Grief is a children’s bereavement day camp offering a safe place for kids to learn to express the feelings and emotions accompanying grief. The Camp program was developed by East End Hospice in 1997 and offers a specialized therapy program combined with planned activities designed for children, ages 4-17 years who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Camp Good Grief is fun. At Camp, kids participate in traditional camp activities, with additional therapeutic education and emotional support. Experienced professionals and trained bereavement volunteers lead kids through a variety of activities – art therapy, music therapy, structured play and group therapy – all designed to give children the special tools they need to cope with loss.

Children attend Camp at no cost, thanks to the generosity of donations from area businesses, foundations, friends, the EEH Thrift Shop, and events like the Valentine Salon, a luncheon held annually in New York City.

As we did last year, camp will be held in person with modifications and under all guidelines and requirements related to COVID for NYS day camps. We are happy and proud to be hosting the 25th session of camp this year.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Good Mourning!
PO Box 499
Huntington, NY 11743
Tel: (631) 772-9115
Website: http://www.campgoodmourning.org
Email:
Camp Dates: April 29 - May 2, 2021
Camper Requirements: ages 7 - 17
Camp Description: Camp Good Mourning! is a Long Island, NY based 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides FREE overnight bereavement camp programs for Long Island children who have experienced the death of a parent and/or sibling.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Compass

Calvary Hospital
1740 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461
Tel: (646) 739-1005
Website: http://calvaryhospital.org
Email:
Camp Dates: One day within the week of Aug 16-20, 2021
Camper Requirements: One day per age group
Camp Description: Due to COVID, we will be offering children who have participated in our groups throughout the year, the opportunity to participate in one day of in person camp this year.  Camp will offer a hot breakfast and lunch, an opportunity to connect with other grieving children and participate in bereavement activities as well as some recreation time.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Albany
The Community Hospice
Albany, NY
Tel: (518) 724-0200
Website: http://www.hospicegriefservices.com/camp-erin
Email:
Camp Dates: September 24-26, 2021 (Virtual)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

The COPE Foundation
Melville, NY
Tel: (914) 552-6919
Website: http://www.copefoundation.org/camp-erin-new-york-city/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 28, 2021 (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

NORTH CAROLINA


Camp Rainbow
Rainbow Kidz
2347 Simonton Road
Statesville, NC 28625
Tel: (704) 873-4719
Website: http://www.HOIC.org
Email:
Camp Dates: Camp is held over two weeks -- June 14-17 (elementary) and June 21-25 (middle & high school).
Camper Requirements: Grades 1-12
Camp Description: Camp Rainbow is a free grief camp for children who have completed first grade through high school. When a loved one dies expectedly or suddenly, the aftermath can be surreal or frightening for family and friends of all ages. The purpose of Camp Rainbow is to help children and teens deal with the grief issues they face. Trained hospice staff and volunteers will lead grief-related activities — some serious and others fun. Camp Rainbow offers a mix of fun, recreational activities and structured creative opportunities to foster sharing and healing. The camp is designed for children and youth who have recently experienced a loss and can use tools to help them cope. Camp is held over two weeks -- June 14-17 (elementary) and June 21-25 (middle & high school).
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp ReLEAF
Duke Home Care and Hospice
4321 Medical Park Dr #101
Durham, NC 27704
Tel: (919) 644-6869
Website: https://www.dukehealth.org/treatments/home-care-and-hospice/bereavement
Email:
Camp Dates: October 16th-17th, 2021
Camper Requirements: K-8th graders
Camp Description:
Current NAGC Member: No

OHIO


Camp Erin
Cornerstone of Hope
5905 Brecksville Rd.
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (614) 824-4285
Website: https://cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland/camps/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 6-8, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 8-17, male & female
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is the largest national bereavement program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 8 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Application is expected to open in May 2021 and can be found at https://cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland/camps/.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Cornerstone

Cornerstone of Hope
5905 Brecksville Rd.
Independence, OH 44131
Tel: (614) 824-4285
Website: https://cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland/camps/
Email:
Camp Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-13, male & female
Camp Description: A program of Cornerstone of Hope, Camp Cornerstone offers children an opportunity to learn about grief and engage with peers who have similar experiences. Campers will participate in age-appropriate grief activities led by professionals, go on field trips, play fun high-energy games and experience challenging activities. Attendees will enjoy breakfast, lunch and snacks provided by Cornerstone of Hope. Application and $50 registration fee are required. Application can be found at https://cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland/camps/.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Memory
Cornerstone of Hope
1550 Old Henderson Rd. Suite E-262
Columbus, OH 43220 United States
Tel: (614) 824-4285
Website: https://cornerstoneofhope.org/columbus/camps/
Email:
Camp Dates: June 15, 16, & 17, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-13, male & female
Camp Description: A program of Cornerstone of Hope, Camp Memory offers children an opportunity to learn about grief and engage with peers who have similar experiences. Campers will participate in age-appropriate grief activities led by professionals, go on field trips, play fun high-energy games and experience challenging activities. Attendees will enjoy breakfast, lunch and snacks provided by Cornerstone of Hope. Application and $25 registration fee are required. Application can be found at https://cornerstoneofhope.org/columbus/camps/.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Pathways

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420 United States
Tel: (937) 258-4991
Website: http://www.hospiceofdayton.org/camppathways2021
Email:
Camp Dates: June 25, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 7-17
Camp Description: Camp Pathways offers the opportunity to bring together grieving children to support one another with the leadership of licensed mental health professionals and trained volunteers. Camp is a unique experience taking the child out of their daily routine and environment and bringing them into nature and providing a safe space to both attend to their loss as well as have fun distractions that only a camp can provide such as swimming, canoeing, and  a high ropes course. Grieving children leave camp feeling more hopeful about their future and comforted by the shared experience of loss with their peers. Camp will take place for one extended day on Friday, June 25th at Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center. There is no cost to attend. COVID safety protocols will be in place. Transportation to and from Camp Joy will be provided.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Fernside Summer Camp
4360 Cooper Road Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45211
Tel: (513) 246-9140
Website: http://www.fernside.org
Email:
Camp Dates: 7/24/2021
Camper Requirements: 7-12 year old
Camp Description: The Fernside Summer Camp is a combination of traditional camp activities along with small grief sharing groups. The campers experience fishing, canoeing, archery and other camp events all held in the great outdoors.  The small groups allow the campers to make connections with other children who have experienced the death of someone close to them.  Expressive arts activities and discussion allows the campers to realize they are not alone in their grief. The Fernside Summer Camp is free of charge.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Cornerstone of Hope Bereavement Center
Independence, OH
Tel: (614) 824-4285
Website: https://cornerstoneofhope.org/cleveland/camps/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 6-8, 2021 (Overnight Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

OKLAHOMA


Camp Erin Tulsa

The Tristesse Grief Center
2502 E. 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136 United States
Tel: (918) 587-1200
Website: https://www.thegriefcenter.org/services/camp-erin/
Email:
Camp Dates: June 4-5, 2021
Camper Requirements: 6-17 years old
Camp Description: Camp Erin® Tulsa is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Additional services are offered to support the whole family outside of camp weekend. Camp Erin brings hope and healing to thousands of children and families annually and is offered at no cost to families. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org.

In response COVID-19, Camp Erin’s priority has been the safety and well-being of campers, families, and our network of partners and volunteers. Camp Erin now supports campers through virtual camps, day camps and care packages. Camp Erin Tulsa will be a day camp for 2021.

Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Courage
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
501 N Walker Ave. Suite 140
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
United States
Tel: (405) 841-4800
Website: http://www.calmwaters.org
Email: 
Camp Dates: July 20th-22nd, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-18
Camp Description: Camp Courage is a three day art camp. Calm Waters invites local artists to come and teach their art medium to the children and process how their art has assisted them during their grief journey. The lower ages attend in the morning while the older children attend in the afternoon. Older kids are able to be "junior counselors" and assist the younger children during their group time. The goal is to show the children new and creative ways to cope with their grief. Any child who has experienced a death, divorce, incrassation, deployment, deportation, or foster and adoptive care can attend.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

 
Oregon

Camp Mighty Oaks
Willamette Valley Hospice
1015 3rd St. N.W.
Salem, Oregon 97304
Tel: (503) 588-3600
Website: http://www.wvh.org
Email:
Camp Dates: Saturday July 10th
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17 and loss within the past 2 years. This is a family and children camp so all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Camp Description: At Camp Mighty Oaks, families will celebrate the memory of their loved one on a summer day full of fun-filled activities that promote hope and healing. 

Families come together in an outdoor environment away from their busy, everyday lives. Lunch & dinner are provided at camp.
Current NAGC Member: No

Camp Erin Portland
Providence Hospice of Oregon
Portland, OR
Tel: (503) 215-5879
Website: http://oregon.providence.org/our-services/c/camp-erin/
Email:
Camp Dates: 8/14 (Youth Day Camp), 8/21 (Teen Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

PENNSYLVANIA


Camp Wakchazi
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 United States
Tel: (412) 748-1596
Website: https://www.chp.edu/our-services/supportive-care/camp-wakchazi
Email:
Camp Dates: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Camper Requirements: Bereaved Siblings ages 7-23
Camp Description: Camp Wakchazi is a sibling bereavement camp held in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This year camp will be held on one day and will provide opportunities for bereaved siblings to meet others that can understand the grief journey.  There will be high and low ropes courses, a swimming pool, nature hike, bonfire, and s'mores. Time will be given to celebrate siblings in small group sessions.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Millie

Center for Loss & Bereavement
3847 Skippack Pike PO Box 1299
SKIPPACK, PA 19474 United States
Tel: (610) 222-4110
Website: http://bereavementcenter.org/camp-millie/
Email:
Camp Dates: June 21-24 (Ages 6-12)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-12, family member loss, must attend entire camp. A camp will be held for ages 13-18 yrs for 2 days in July.
Camp Description: Camp Millie is entering its 15th year as a summer bereavement program of the Center for Loss and Bereavement. Children connect with peers coping with the death of a family member. The atmosphere is filled with energy and hope as campers experience a sense of belonging, trust and acceptance. Campers recognize themselves in each other, feeling less alone. We strive to bring laughter and joy into their lives while providing the opportunity to share their experiences with loss and bond with peers.

Camp activities are facilitated by our staff and specially-trained adult volunteers. Campers are divided into age-specific groups for grief discussions and join together for creative arts, games, and self-expression activities. Our in-person day camp, 9 am - 2 pm, is held in a large community center with ample outdoor and indoor spaces. Families provide their own transportation and lunches. As health conditions allow, family members are invited to participate in our camp closing circle. We are also limiting our enrollment this year and giving registration priority to those who have not previously participated in a grief program. If health circumstances change, we will offer this camp virtually on a modified schedule.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Experience Camps, Pennsylvania
At Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Equinunk, PA.
Tel: (833) 226-7385
Website: https://experiencecamps.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: August 16-21, 2021
Camper Requirements: For boys and girls entering grades 4-12 in the 21/22 school year
Camp Description: Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. We provide a safe environment where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Koala
PO Box 2106
Kingston, PA 18704
Tel: (717) 258-1122
Website: http://campkoala.org
Email:
Camp Dates: Fall and Spring
Camper Requirements: 7-18
Camp Description: Camp Koala's mission is to provide grieving children and teens with the tools and resources to manage their grief in a healthy way, and to offer companionship in a supportive environment. We offer 1, 2 and 3 day residential and day camps for children who have experienced a death. We are a 501c3 nonprofit public charity.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Philadelphia
Penn Medicine Hospice
Bala Cynwyd, PA
Location
Tel: (610) 617-2486
Website: www.pennmedicine.org/camperin
Email:
Camp Dates: TBD
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.


SOUTH CAROLINA


Shannon's Hope Camp
Bridges of Hope
Charleston, SC 29406
Tel: (843) 216-7323
Website: http://www.shannonshopecamp.org
Email:
Camp Dates: March & October Annually
Camper Requirements: Ages 7-17
Camp Description: Shannon’s Hope Camp is a fun & transformative overnight experience in a relaxing beach-front setting. Camp includes grief workshops, kite-flying, a drumming circle, a candlelight ceremony, and of course, s’mores around the campfire. Camp is open to youth ages 7-17 and held each fall & spring.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Hands of Hope

Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation
PO Box 151
DRAYTON, SC 29333 United States
Tel: (843) 409-7991
Website: http://wwwcamphandsofhope.org
Email:
Camp Dates: Virtual Camp May 14-15 and an in person camp November 5-7.
Camper Requirements: Ages 5-18, must be accompanied by at least 1 adult, must be a resident of South Carolina, loss to have occurred within last 3 years
Camp Description: Youth oriented and family focused, expenses paid, bereavement camp held in various locations across the state. Our curriculum is designed by certified Child Life Specialists to offer a range of activities that support youth and their families allowing time for play, laughter, reflection and memory making.  Our in person camps split participants into 4 groups (young, tween, teen & adults) for age specific activities as well as provide time to come together for whole family memory making activities.  Our virtual camps are a mix of independent activities and virtual sessions for the entire family.  We offer an evening session for our virtual camp parents/guardians to allow for questions and education on coping with children's grief. Sessions in both types of camp are led by health care professionals.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


All Seasons Healing Heart Camp
Child and Family Resource Foundation
PO Box 1257 122 East Home Ave
Hartsville, South Carolina 29551
Tel: (843) 917-0495
Website: http://www.childandfamilyresourcefoundation.com
Email:
Camp Dates: April 24, 2021
Camper Requirements: children 5-18 & parents/caregivers
Camp Description: All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp, hosted by the Child and Family Resource Foundation, is a specialized day-camp for children and families facing grief, trauma, or loss.  Through therapeutic activities that include art, horseback riding, music, movement and breathing, and classes on grief and emotional support, families are able to push past their pain.

Offered to children ages 5-18 and their families who have experienced trauma or are grieving a loss, participants have a chance to come together to share about their loss and begin to heal.  They have the opportunity to meet new friends facing similar circumstances and to learn and know they are not alone. Six months of follow-up care is built-in to each child's experience and this is where lasting healing takes place.

Families discover creative ways of saying goodbye to an old season and embracing a new one. The Camp concludes with a ceremony to memorialize loved ones and honor their legacies.  In the evening, there is a carnival to close the day on a fun and joyful note.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

TENNESSEE

Camp Forget-Me-Not
Alive Hospice Grief Center
1721 Patterson St.
Nashville, TN 37203
Tel: (615) 963-4732
Website: http://Alivehospice.org/camps
Email:
Camp Dates: August 21 and 22
Camper Requirements: ages 8-17
Camp Description: Our camp provides a unique experience which allows for the fun of traditional camp activities like swimming, zip-lines, arts and crafts, sports and games, while being infused with grief education, memorialization and support. The day camps and teen retreat will be combined into an overnight camp August 21 and 22 at Camp Widjiwagan. The teens will have their own space and schedule to keep their experience exclusive and special for their age group.  Campers will arrive at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and stay overnight, leaving camp at 6:00 p.m. Sunday. All campers and guardians will also attend our pre-camp party/orientation. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the cost per camper is just $50.00.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

TEXAS

Camp Mending Hearts
Mending Hearts Grief Center
4201 St. Hwy 6 S
College Station, Texas 77845
United States
Tel: (979) 704-6406
Website: https://www.mendingheartsgriefcenter.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: July 19-22, 2021
Camper Requirements: entering K-6
Camp Description: A FREE four day camp to help children express their grief in a fun and safe environment. Camp Mending Hearts gives young children the experience of healing together with other children who
have also experienced the death of a loved one and are trying to process their feelings of grief.
Join us for play, laughter, and healing.
Current Member of NAGC: Yes

Camp Agapè
PO Box 1484
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Tel: (830) 385-8916
Website: http://CampAgapeTexas.org
Email:
Camp Dates: July 5-8, 2021
Camper Requirements: Ages 7-12, both genders
Camp Description: Camp Agapè is a safe place that provides a fun and supportive atmosphere for fostering faith, healing and hope for children, teens, and families through their grief journey. The four-day children's camp program is offered each summer at a beautiful retreat center located in Comfort, Texas.  Camp Agape offers a perfect blend of typical fun summer camp activities such as swimming, fishing, silly games and s'mores, along with healing activities in a group setting.  Group sessions incorporate the use of art, music, equine therapy, and play therapy for children ages 7-12 who have lost a loved one. Founded in 2000, our holistic approach addresses the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of the healing process. Camp Agape's supportive care services have now expanded to include summer camps, family weekend retreats, after-school programs, as well as private grief coaching sessions. Services are provided at no cost or refundable deposits to secure placements for camp.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Agapè
418 FM 1621
Waring, TX 78074
(830) 385-8916
Website: http://www.campagapetexas.org
Email:
Camp Dates: July 5-8
Camper Requirements: Age 7-12
Camp Description: At summer camp, we play gaga ball, swim, and tell great stories with friends while incorporating art, music, and play therapy to help children through their grief journey.

We want all Camp Agapè campers to know that they are not alone in their grief.

Camp Agapè utilizes a one-to-one buddy to camper ratio so children are cared for, heard, and loved throughout the week.

This 4 day, 3 night camp is intended for children ages 7-12.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Cardinal

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
205 W. Olmos Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Tel: (210) 736-4847
Website: http://cbcst.org
Email:
Camp Dates: August 6-8, 2021
Camper Requirements: Parent Loss Family camp (adult and children age 7-17 years)
Camp Description: Camp Cardinal is held off site at Camp Mystic at Cypress Lake in Hunt, Texas. During the week, families will meet other individuals who have also experienced the death of a

parent/spouse. Families will participate in age-appropriate sharing circles and will learn ways to cope with the feelings that accompany grief. Campers will also engage in family activities to help process those feelings of grief as a unit. Camp Cardinal will be open to current CBCST clients only.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Heroes at Hermann Sons
Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
205 W. Olmos Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Tel: (210) 736-4847
Website: http://cbcst.org
Email:
Camp Dates: July 5-8, 2021
Camper Requirements: 7-17 years
Camp Description: Camp Heroes at Hermann Sons is held offsite at Hermann Sons Hilltop Campsite in Comfort, Texas. During this overnight, campers will meet other children who have also experienced the death of a family member or friend. They will participate in sharing circles and will learn ways to cope with the feelings that accompany grief. Campers will engage in recreational and expressive activities (art, dance, play, etc.) to help process those feelings of grief, as well as traditional camp activities (archery, swimming, hiking, etc.). Camp Heroes at Hermann Sons will be open to both current and non-CBCST clients.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Heroes

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas
205 W. Olmos Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Tel: (210) 736-4847
Website: http://cbcst.org
Email:
Camp Dates: April 23-25 and November 21-23, 2021
Camper Requirements: Age 7-11 years
Camp Description: Camp Heroes is held on site at the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas. During the week, campers will meet other children who have also experienced the death of a

family member or friend. They will participate in sharing circles and will learn ways to cope with the feelings that accompany grief. Campers will also engage in recreational and expressive

activities (art, dance, play, etc.) to help process those feelings of grief. November 2021 Camp Heroes will be open to children who are not currently clients at CBCST.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Red Bird
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss
2413 GREENLAWN PARKWAY
AUSTIN, TX 78757
Tel: (512) 472-7878
Website: https://www.austingrief.org/campredbird
Email:
Camp Dates: July 21-25 and August 2-6
Camper Requirements: ages 6-12
Camp Description: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss welcomes you to, Camp Red Bird, a bereavement summer day camp for children ages 6-12 that have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.

Camp Red Bird creates a safe environment where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember, learn that it is okay to grieve, and to understand that they are not alone. Camp Red Bird engages children in therapeutic activities that incorporate art, crafts, nature-based experiences, yoga, and movement to help process feelings of grief.  Camp Red Bird will be led by a licensed therapist as well as camp counselors.  The curriculum is overseen by a team of grief and loss professionals. Children who attend camp learn to develop healthy coping skills in a safe and supportive environment.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Camp Sunrise

ChristianWorks for Children
5440 Harvest Hill Rd. #140
Dallas, TX 75230
Tel:(972) 960-9981
Website: http://www.christian-works.org/camp-sunrise
Email:
Camp Dates: 7/9/2021 - 7/11/2021
Camper Requirements: ages 6-18
Camp Description: Camp Sunrise, formerly Camp Erin, is a FREE weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 17, which provides a safe place for children to share their grief with peers who have also suffered the loss of a loved one.

Licensed counselors and trained facilitators lead children and teens through fun, high-energy activities, which provide healthy ways to express feelings and help develop coping strategies for their journey toward hope and healing.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

 

VIRGINIA

Comfort Zone Camp
6606 West Broad Street Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23230
Tel: (804) 377-3430
Website: http://comfortzonecamp.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: In-person and virtual camps throughout the year: https://comfortzonecamp.org/calendar/
Camper Requirements: Comfort Zone’s programs are offered to children ages 7-17, and their families for the family programs, plus we offer young adult programs for 18-25 year olds.
Camp Description: Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement organization that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Our programs are free of charge and include trust building activities and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone’s programs are offered to children ages 7-17, and their families for the family programs, plus we offer young adult programs for 18-25 year olds.

In light of the increased need created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Comfort Zone Camp is finding new ways to help grieving children. Through the new Comfort Zone At Home program, campers are able to connect virtually and still have a powerful camp experience from the comfort of their home.

Held year-round across the country, our primary locations are California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia (HQ). We also partner with organizations to serve their local or specific communities through our Partnership Programs.
Current NAGC Member: Yes


Journeys Bereavement Camp
Hospice of the Piedmont
675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Ste. 300
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Tel: (434) 817-6900
Website: http://www.hopva.org
Email:
Camp Dates: June 12, 2021
Camper Requirements: 5-18
Camp Description: Following a year of virtual, hour-long child bereavement programs, we are having a half-day, nature-focused bereavement camp for children and teens in person.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

WASHINGTON

Wild Grief Solo Together Teens
Wild Grief
1827 Arbutus NE
OLYMPIA, WA 98506
Tel: (360) 358-3213
Website: http://wildgrief.org/solo-together-teens
Email:
Camp Dates: June 24-27 and July 22-25
Camper Requirements: Ages 13-18
Camp Description: Through this 4-day intensive, teens who have lost someone significant in their lives connect with nature on their own and gather virtually with other grieving teens. Along the way, skilled guides who are trained to work with youth lead creative activities to help you process your grief, engage with your loss, and make valuable connections with your peers.

Each day, participants spend time in nature by going on a solo hike in a nearby park, taking a neighborhood walk, or even sitting beneath a tree in your yard. Before and after each nature experience, we’ll gather online to share our experiences with grief and support each other. Before the journey, we send you a box of supplies, a day pack, and some guidance information.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Wild Grief Family Journey
Wild Grief
1827 Arbutus NE
OLYMPIA, WA 98506
Tel: (360) 358-3213
Website: http://wildgrief.org/family-journey
Email:
Camp Dates: July 20-August 13
Camper Requirements: Families with children under 13
Camp Description: For families who have lost a loved one, this is an opportunity to connect more deeply and intentionally as a family to process your grief.  Each week during this six week program, you will engage in creative activities and go on a  hike with your family, as well as coming together for an online peer support group with other grieving families and skilled guides.

During the weekly peer support meetings, we will have activities and conversations about grief and how it impacts your family. You will be connected with peers who have had people die and so you will not have to explain yourself. We believe the best support you can have is each other. You will also be with leaders who have skills and experience in connecting with nature and who also have their own grief stories.

This program is free and open to any family who has lost a loved one. All participants receive a box of supplies in the mail. It will be geared toward families with kids under 13, but all ages are welcome. We are excited that because this program is all remote and virtual, participants can join from anywhere.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp Erin Everett
Providence Hospice of Snohomish County
Everett, WA
Tel: (206) 749-7689
Website: https://washington.providence.org/services-directory/services/c/camp-erin
Email:
Camp Dates: August 15-19, 2021 (Virtual)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

Camp Erin Seattle
Providence Hospice of Seattle
Tukwila, WA
Tel: (206) 749-7689
Website: https://washington.providence.org/services-directory/services/c/camp-erin
Email:
Camp Dates: August 15-19, 2021 (Virtual)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

Camp Erin Tacoma
BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children
Tacoma, WA
Tel: (253) 403-1966
Website: https://www.marybridge.org/services/bridges-center-for-grieving-children/services/
Email:
Camp Dates: June 12, 2021 (Day Camp)
Camper Requirements: Ages 6-17
Camp Description: Camp Erin® is a free bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving. Camp Erin was created and is supported in part by Eluna. For more information, please visit elunanetwork.org. In response to COVID-19, Camp Erin's priority is the safety and well-being of campers and volunteers. Safety practices will be communicated prior to the camp program.

West Virginia

Circle Camps
3223 Embry Circle
Atlanta, Georgia 30341-4316
Tel: (770) 687-3066
Website: http://circlecamps.org
Email:
Camp Date: August 15th - 27th
Camper Requirements: 9 - 14 & 15 - 18 for returning campers. Female identified.
Camp Description: Circle Camps provides free summer camp and leadership programming for girls who have experienced the death of a parent.

The camp day is a mix of traditional summer camp sports, grief-related projects, team building activities and leadership training. We take advantage of the skills of our volunteer counselors to offer additional activities including yoga, dance, photography, and nature walks.

Since our inception, approximately 1,300 grieving young girls have attended a Circle Camp. Campers are accepted in the program on a need-blind basis and attend camp at no charge. Volunteer counselors come from all over the U.S., range in age from 19-74, and have a return rate of 90+%. 

The Circle program gives girls tools and skills to cope with their losses and enables them to make lasting friendships with others who understand their losses. Circle is unique in its integration of age-appropriate grief activities into a traditional overnight camp program.

NAGC Member: Yes

WISCONSIN

Camp Hometown Heroes
Hometown Heroes
P.O. Box 227 1000
Grafton, Wisconsin 53024 United States
Tel:(262) 546-0421
Website: http://camphometownheroes.org
Email:
Camp Dates: summer 2021; contact for further information
Camper Requirements: Children 7-17 who have lost a parent or sibling who served in the U.S. military.  Manner of death can be KIA, accident, suicide or illness
Camp Description: There are thousands of children who have lost a parent or loved one who served in the U.S. military.  Often these children experience depression, profound grief, isolation, a sense of helplessness and even PTSD. We are a national week long summer camp for these children. They get the opportunity to come together with others who know how they feel and the path they are on.  They get a chance to just be kids for a few days but we also provide grief therapy in the form of counseling, art and music.  It's a life-long loss they have perhaps not dealt with even years later.  We work to help them acknowledge their grief, and give them the tools to move forward with resilience.  We have always taken a trauma informed care approach, knowing that if our children do not deal with the grief, it will likely manifest itself as they move into adulthood.  Camp Hometown Heroes provides a safe place where these children of fallen heroes can come together to begin a path of healing and growth. While at the camp, the children establish life-long relationships with others who share a common bond. We change lives.
Current NAGC Member: Yes

Camp HOPE
P.O. Box 84
Amherst, Wisconsin 54406
Tel: (715) 341-0076
Website: https://www.camphopeforkids.org/
Email:
Camp Dates: May 15-16 and October 9-10
Camper Requirements: Ages 5-18 and adult family members welcome
Camp Description: Camp HOPE is a free weekend bereavement camp for grieving children ages 5-18 and their adult family members.  Camp HOPE is offered three times per year and is held at the Wisconsin Lion’s Camp in Rosholt, WI.  At Camp HOPE, kids will enjoy all the activities of a typical al summer camp including hiking, ropes courses, climbing walls, campfires, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts and folk music, but we also incorporate special activities to honor our loved one who died.  We offer time for sharing and making connections with other campers who have experienced similar losses, memorial arts and crafts, candle making, journaling and grief workbooks as well as an evening candlelight memorial.  Camp HOPE offers a safe space where kids can learn to smile and have fun again and realize that doing so is not disrespectful to their loved one who died.  Campers make connections with other grieving kids like them and realize they’re not alone.  Campers receive cafeteria style meals and cabin lodging.  Camp HOPE also offers an adult camp at the same time as the kids camp that is separate and also free to all who attend.
Current NAGC Member: Yes