Children’s Bereavement Summer Camps

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

Camp Angel Wings

Assonet, MA

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

Offering virtual support and camp activities throughout the summer of 2020 and  will notify all camper applicants about these online opportunities. All 2020 camper applicants will be given the first spots in 2021 Camp Erin Boston in-person session. Also offering online grief support through HEARTplay Program.

Camp Kesem

Los Angeles, CA

Designed to allow children impacted by a parent’s cancer 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. This is a virtual program that brings the support of Kesem to the homes of  campers, where they will participate in interactive activities and discussions with other campers and their counselors, as well as activities they can take offline to complete by themselves or with their family.    

Camp Stepping Stones (Care Dimensions)

Danvers, MA

Children ages 4-18 and their families who are grieving the death of an important person may register for free. Upon registration, families will be invited to join a private Facebook grou and will have opportunities to engage in traditional Camp Stepping Stones activities at home, with a chance to share pictures and videos with other campers and their families. There will also be some live programming.  Visit Web site for further information.

Circle Camps

Tapawingo, Sweden, Maine

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

Richmond, VA

Virtual 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

Westport, CT

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.

 

Camp Kita

Belgrade, ME

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.