Children’s Bereavement Summer Camps

For more information about the camps listed below, please click on the camp name.

Camp Angel Wings

Assonet, MA
2022 Session: July 9 - 10

Camp Angel Wings is a two-­day bereavement camp for children and teens, ages 6 through 15, who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Activities include swimming, focused arts and crafts and small discussion groups that can help children and teens explore their many thoughts and feelings about grief.

Camp Erin® Boston
HEARTplay at Home

Wayland, MA
2022 Session: August 20

Camp Erin Boston will be a one-day Family Camp program in Middleboro, MA and is offered at no cost to all families.  Also offering online grief support through the HEARTplay℠ Program.

Camp Good Grief

Center Moriches, NY
2022 Session: July 25-28

Camp Good Grief is a bereavement camp for grieving children and teenagers. The camp's mission is to bring children and teens who are grieving together in a caring and supportive environment.  Camp Good Grief will be held at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches.

Camp Kesem

Boston, MA
2022 Session: April 2, 9, and 28

Camp Kesem is a free, week-long overnight summer camp experience designed for children ages 6 to 18 who are impacted by a parent’s cancer. This gives children the opportunity to build connections and relationships, provide avenues for self-expression and reflection, and to have fun with other kids who are going through similar experiences.

Camp Kita

Belgrade, ME
2022 Session: August 14 - 19

Camp Kita is a week-long summer bereavement camp open, tuition free, to children ages 8-17 who are survivors of a loved one’s suicide. The camp provides all of the quintessential experiences of any rural summer camp. In addition, it provides clinical professionals who lead small peer support sessions and offer 24/7 trauma support.

Camp Stepping Stones (Care Dimensions)

Danvers, MA
2022 Session: July 16
(rain date  August 20)

Camp Stepping Stones is for children ages 6 to 18 and their families who have experienced the death of someone important.  It's 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.  With COVID safety precautions in mind, camp will be mostly virtual with weeklong programming and the option to participate in the in-person, outdoor family activity at the Glen Urquhart School campus in Beverly, MA.  Registration is open as of April 19th for 2022.

Circle Camps

Tapawingo, Sweden, Maine
2022 Session: August 21 - 26

Circle camps are free six-day, five-night programs 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. Additional activities include yoga, dance, photography, and nature walks.

Comfort Zone Camp

Sandwich, MA
2022 Session: June 3 - 5

 Program for ages 7-17 (18 if still in high school), in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare and in collaboration with The Bradley Center and The Sharing Place. This program serves families who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or guardian who was served through The Bradley Center or The Sharing Place. Provides children with the opportunity to break their isolation and realize they are not alone, in a fun and healing environment.

Experience Camps

Smithfield, ME
2022 Session: 22 - 27

Five days of live and on-demand activities, bringing to life some of the memories and traditions of Experience Camps. Experience Camps are free camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

 

TAPS

Multiple locations

At TAPS seminars (both regional and national), Good Grief Camp (GGC) is offered for children and teenagers grieving the death of a military family member. Children and teenagers are assigned to peer groups where they are able to openly talk about and express their grief, learn coping skills, and develop connections with other surviving youth who are grieving similar losses.