Bereavement Camps for Children

SKY Camp

SKY Camp is a FREE weekend bereavement camp for children held annually outside of Amarillo, TX. The purpose of SKY Camp is to educate and support grieving children and their families after the death of a loved one.  SKY Camp offers a safe place for campers to explore feelings and share experiences with others of similar ages, while providing a foundation for growth.  To learn more about SKY Camp, please contact Allison Rankin, Camp Coordinator, at (806) 341-1468.

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Camp I Believe is a FREE children’s bereavement camp that provides support to grieving children and families across the country, with an emphasis being placed on strong clinical programming and community engagement. Camp activities and programming focus on providing campers with opportunity to express feelings and tell their story in a safe environment.  Although all of the campers have been identified as grieving, not all of the programming is focused on grief and loss.  Many of the children who come to camp attend for the opportunity to have fun and to feel “normal” again.  All activities, whether directly or indirectly, help campers to establish a sense of community and provide teambuilding opportunities; activities place an emphasis on personal growth through creative expression and through establishing positive relationships with peers.  To learn more about Camp I Believe, please contact the Camp Coordinator in the area closest to you:

  • June 6-8, 2014: Blue Springs Baptist Conference Center, Marianna, FL - Contact Andy Glover: (229) 246-6330 or Jason Adams: (850) 438-2201
  • June 6-8, 2014: Camp Horizon, Arkansas City, KS-This camp is also known as Camp Healing Hearts - Contact Colette Osio: (316)559-2049 or Randall Turner: (316) 559-2049
  • July 11-13, 2014: Forest Glen Camps, Huntsville, TX - Contact Linda Mock: (936) 788-7707
  • July 25-27, 2014: Children’s Harbor, Alexander City, AL - Contact Julie Bassett: (205) 682-9441 or Jeff Peacock: (334) 347-3353
  • August 8-10, 2014:Marietta Baptist Camp, Marietta, SC - Contact Kelly Hall: (864) 329-0588 or Christy Robeson: (864) 297-3164
  • August 8-10, 2014: Camp Lake Stephens, Oxford, MS - Contact Christie Perkins: (662) 234-0140 or Julie Phillips: (662) 342-9744
  • August 12, 2014: Johnson Street Church, San Angelo, TX - Contact Alan Prest: (325) 481-0123
  • September 6-7, 2014: Camp Baldwin, Elberta, AL - Contact Kim Smith: (251) 621-2500
  • October 18-19, 2014: YMCA Camp McConnell, Micanopy, FL - Contact Ed Button: (352) 622-9331
  • October 4, 2014: Zoo Miami, Miami, FL - Contact Joanna Comendeiro: (786) 388-1400
  • November 7-9, 2014: Camp Will-A-Way, Winder, GA - Contact Amanda Lou Newton: (706) 549-5736

Camp Lionheart is a FREE, 5 day overnight grief camp for children and teens that have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp is a place of hope and healing where kids and teens come together to grow, connect, find support and have fun! Camp Lionheart is full of regular summer camp activities such as swimming, hiking, games and crafts, while incorporating structured grief group counseling sessions with trained, licensed professionals.  To learn more about Camp Lionheart, please contact Kristen Santel, Camp Coordinator, at (614) 506-7959 or email her at: kristensantel2@gmail.com.  Please also visit Camp Lionheart’s website at http://www.camplionheart.org.

Care of Kansas will host its fourth annual children’s bereavement camp, Healing Hearts, June 6-8, at Horizon Camp and Retreat Center near Arkansas City.

The camp is for children and teens ages 7-17 from across Kansas who are having difficulty dealing with the death of a loved one. Hospice Care of Kansas professionals and trained volunteers, all of whom have undergone background checks, support campers as they work through the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of grief. There will be one adult for every two campers, and a camp nurse and security staff will provide peace of mind. The death of a friend or loved one can be especially difficult for children and teens.