Grief Camps For Kids

We are not endorsing or recommending these camps but solely giving a few suggestions of camps that have been serving grieving children. You may search grief camps for kids in your own state as well.

Amanda the Panda
Camp Amanda the Panda provides support to grieving children and their families through weekend camps, support groups, home visits, fun days, school presentations, pen pal programs, Halloween and Christmas parties, birthday cards and remembrances on the anniversary of the death.

Camp Erin - Bereavement Camp for Kids
Camp Erin is an initiative established by The Moyer Foundation in Seattle. Camps provide a weekend-long therapeutic experience for children ages 6-17. Camps are staffed by professional grief counselors and volunteers who understand the grieving process first hand. Camps are FREE to all campers. Camps are currently located in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Idaho. Camps are managed in each location by partner hospice organizations. Contact information for Camp Erin in your community can be found on The Moyer Foundation website.

Camp Kesem
Kids with parents who are cancer patients have their lives turned upside down. Camp Kesem will provide these children with a safe place to be kids again and have fun. They will have a network of other kids in the same boat with whom to share thoughts and feelings, and a community of adults who can provide needed attention and boost their self esteem.

Camp Solari
A bereavement camp in Las Vegas, Houston or Phoenix for children and their families, teaching children and their families healthy ways to express feelings, meet others who are experiencing similar losses, and continue on in life while honoring the lost loved one. This is done in a positive, fun environment, with some of the best grief and loss professionals in the country.

Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone Camp is a fun and safe place for grieving who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Camps are held in Richmond, Virginia, and are open to all grieving children from across the country.

Our House
Our House is an independent, non-sectarian place where children and adults come to seek comfort and support when the death of a spouse, a parent, a sibling, or a child rocks the foundation of their home.

Ted E. Bear Hollow
Ted E. Bear Hollow, a center for grieving children located in Omaha, Nebraska, offers day-long support\educational camps for children ages 3-19. and support groups for children and parents that meet weekly throughout the year for six- and eight-week periods. For additional information, please contact: Sarah at 402-502-2773.

Camp Good Grief
A bereavement camp for children of all ages held on Shelter Island (NY) July 23-27, 2007.

The camp has grown to serve children of all ages, and is offered with no fees for its young participants. Children sometimes come back a second and a third time, and they are always welcome.

For more information about Good Grief Camp, please call Sarah Zimmerman at East End Hospice, 288-8400 Westhampton Beach, NY (631) 288-8400 email:

Camp Comfort, Evergreen, CO
This unique bereavement camp is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. Over a thousand children have attended Camp Comfort since its establishment in 1995.

During this extraordinary weekend, children learn ways to cope with their grief through workshops led by licensed social workers and trained bereavement professionals. A volunteer “buddy” system (with no more than two children to one adult) ensures that children receive plenty of personal, one-on-one attention. And, while children are encouraged to share memories and express their grief, Camp Comfort offers fun, too. The daily itinerary includes plenty of opportunities for recreation including swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, fishing, and hiking. The total cost is $150. Scholarships available based on financial need. Visit the Camp Comfort website at or call Mt. Evans Hospice at 303-674-6400.

New Morning Grief Camp is a non-profit agency offering a one week day camp in Central Pennsylvania for children between the ages of 6-18. For more information visit their website at Camp is free and faith based.

We are not endorsing or recommending any of these camps. We have solely compiled a list available camps that you may research individually. – CA, MA, NJ & VA – Georgetown, CO just west of Denver – Arizona – Texas – Lake Worth, Florida – Bloomsburg, PA – Bereavement camp for children of our armed forces. – Philadelphia, PA – Livermore, CA – Minnesota – Michigan – Iowa

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