Retreats, Camps & Recreational Programs for Bereavement

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order by program name by accepting campers from anywhere in the United States (National) first, then alphabetical by state. Click on the program name for details.

There are 96 programs for Bereavement.

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Program Name Summary Accepts Campers From Location
Camp Agape - For Children at Camp Buckner 4 day summer camp for children ages 7-12 coping with loss of a loved one. National Texas
Camp B&ST at Camp Good Days Recreational Facility Camp Good Days and Special Times offers week-long summer camping sessions, weekend adult retreats, and year-round programs for families who have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. All programs are free of charge. National New York
Camp Erin - Albany Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. National
New York
New York
Camp Healing Hearts One-day bereavement camp for children ages 6-12, coping with the loss of a loved one. National New York
Camp Sunshine Variety of camps and programs offered to young children and their families who are affected by cancer. National Georgia
Camp Sunshine Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. National Maine
Crossroads Kids Grief Camp Program provides 3-day, 2-night bereavement camps in various locations around the country, for children ages 6-12 and their families, that are grieving the loss of a loved one. National Oklahoma
Deliver the Dream Family Retreats Program offers free recreational weekend retreats for families who are affected by serious illnesses and/or disabilities. National Florida
Good Grief Camps Though their lives are marked by grief, young survivors at TAPS know their lives will also be marked by camaraderie, mentorship, emotional maturity, adventure and fun. Led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education, TAPS Youth Programs provide safe spaces for military children to explore grief and embrace healing. National National
Healing Tree Programs - Space to Breathe Provides a five-day summer adventure program designed for youth, who have a parent or a sibling living with cancer or who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. National Maine
Hearts of Hope Emerging Adult Camp Two-day camp for individuals age 18-24 who have experienced the death of a loved one. National Wisconsin
Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camp Two-day camp for grieving families who have experienced the death of a loved one. National Minnesota
Junior Good Days at Camp Good Days Recreational Facility Camp Good Days and Special Times offers week-long summer camping sessions, weekend adult retreats, and year-round programs for families who have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. All programs are free of charge. National New York
Junior Good Days at Camp Good Days Recreational Facility Camp Good Days and Special Times offers week-long summer camping sessions, weekend adult retreats, and year-round programs for families who have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. All programs are free of charge. New York New York
Junior Good Days at Camp Good Days Recreational Facility Camp Good Days and Special Times offers week-long summer camping sessions, weekend adult retreats, and year-round programs for families who have been touched by cancer and other life challenges. All programs are free of charge. National New York
Remember the Sunshine Bereavement Programs Programs offered specifically for families who have participated in past Camp Sunshine events and have since lost a child to cancer. National Georgia
Siblings Camp at Gold Creek Lodge Camp Mak-A-Dream empowers survivors and their families to live with and beyond cancer through life-changing Montana experiences where they strengthen life skills, gain resilience and develop lasting relationships. National Montana
Therapeutic Summer Day Camp Barstow Acres Children’s center was founded to provide mental health services, developmental and enrichment programs for at-risk children, adults and families. National Maryland
Sacred Heart Health System - Miracle Camp Since its dedication ceremony on Nov. 21, 2002, Miracle Camp has been providing persons who are battling serious illness with opportunities to enjoy an outdoor experience and renew their spirits. Miracle Camp provides camps and programs that lifts the spirits of children and adults with chronic or life-threatening illnesses Florida
Alabama
Pensacola,
Fort Walton Beach,
Destin,
South Alabama
Florida
Camp Hope for Families Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona
Camp Paz for Grown-Ups @ Whispering Hope Ranch Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
Camp Paz for Kids @ Whispering Hope Ranch Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
Camp Samantha for Grown-Ups @ Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
Camp Samantha for Kids @ Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
Dottie Kissinger Children's Bereavement Camp Camp for children ages 6-18 and their families coping with the loss of a loved one. Arizona Arizona
Journeys @ Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
One Day @ Camp for Families @ Frist United Methodist Church Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
One Day @ Camp For Kids @ Frist United Methodist Church Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
REACH - Camp for Teens @ Spirit in the Desert Retreat Bereaved children and teens yearn for normalization of their emotions and experiences that follow a death of a loved one. Even though the grieving process is unique, they find peace in knowing they are not alone. We assist families in building a framework for healing through education and understanding. Arizona Arizona
Bereavement Programs: Bereaved Family/Teen Camps Weekend camps for families and teens who have lost a child/sibling due cancer. Northern California California
By the Bay Camp @ CYO Retreat Center Hospice by the Bay and Comfort Zone Camp are partnering to present By the Bay Camp, a free 3-day grief support retreat for children and teens. California; Oakland/Bay Area California
Camp Arroyo Serves children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities from Northern California. California; Northern California California
Camp Erin Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. California California
Camp Erin - LA @ Camp Bob Waldorf Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. California California
Camp Erin - Orange County @ The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. California Orange County California
Camp Erin @ Camp Arroyo Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. California San Francisco Bay area California
Grief and Growing: A Healing Weekend for Bereaved Individuals and Families Weekend camp for families and individuals who have experienced loss of a loved one. California; campers from outside of CA may be accepted California
Camp Good Grief A weekend bereavement camp for Children and Teens who have experienced a loss of a loved one. Colorado Colorado
Camp Forget-Me-Not / Camp Erin DC @ Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. District of Columbia and metropolitan area Maryland
Camp Circle of Love A weekend camp for children ages 6-16 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Florida Florida
Lake Aurora Christian Camp - A Grief Journey Retreat Established in 1947, Lake Aurora is owned and supported by your church, and in fellowship with, other independent congrega- tions in central Florida commonly known as Christian Churches/Churches of Christ Florida Florida
Rainbow Trails Bereavement Camp Rainbow Trails is a free program for youth, ages 6-17, and their families who are coping with the recent loss of a loved one. Southwestern Florida Florida
Camp New Horizons - Camp Kemo Fall weekend camp for children who have lost a sibling to cancer or a blood disorder. South Carolina
North Carolina
Georgia
South Carolina
Camp Erin Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Idaho Washington
Camp Courage & Camp Erin Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Missouri
Illinois
Illinois
Teen Retreat A supportive overnight weekend gathering of teenagers ages 13-18 who are grieving the death of someone significant. Missouri
Illinois
Illinois
Camp Erin - Indianapolis Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Indiana Indiana
Amanda the Panda Grief & Loss Camp @ Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center EveryStep Grief and Loss Services offers support groups for people of all ages. They are hosted at EveryStep Hospice locations in eight Iowa communities and at the EveryStep Grief & Loss Services office (home of Amanda the Panda) in West Des Moines. Iowa - Centerville, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Knoxville, Mount Ayr, Mount Pleasant, Osceola, Perry, W. DesMoines Iowa
Camp Carousel Therapeutic weekend for school-aged children and teens and their families who have lost a loved one. Missouri
Kansas
Missouri
Camp Erin - Baltimore Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Maryland Maryland
Camp Stepping Stones Weekend day-camp for children and families who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Massachusetts Massachusetts
Comfort Zone Camp @ Camp Burgess Comfort Zone empowers children experiencing grief to fully realize their capacity to heal, grow, and lead more fulfilling lives. Massachusetts Massachusetts
Camp Erin - Detroit Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Michigan Michigan
Camp Erin - Twin Cities Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Minnesota Minnesota
Camp Journey at Confidence Learning Center Weekend camp for individuals who have experienced the loss of a major loss in their life such as a death of a family member, friend or loved one. Minnesota Minnesota
Camp Erin Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Missouri Missouri
Labyrinth Retreat A one-day retreat for teens (ages 13-19) who have experienced the death of a family member or close friend. Missouri Missouri
Stepping Stones Camp for Children Stepping Stones weekend camp is offered for children 6-12 who have lost a family member or close friend through death. Missouri Missouri
A Camp to Remember Year-round camp for children ages 8-14 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Western Montana Montana
BraveHEARTs Summer Program The mission of Riding with HEART is to improve the quality of life of physically and cognitively challenged adults, children and their families and to provide youth development through our diversified equine assisted programs.
New Jersey New Jersey
Camp Firefly @ YMCA of the Pines For children who have lost a parent, sibling or other special person through death, Camp Firefly provides a special place to share feelings, to make new friends, and to find relief from grief. There is no cost to campers or their families. New Jersey; Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties New Jersey
Comfort Zone Camp @ YMCA Camp Mason Comfort Zone empowers children experiencing grief to fully realize their capacity to heal, grow, and lead more fulfilling lives. New Jersey New Jersey
Adult Retreat Offers a two-day overnight retreat for parents that have lost a child. New York New York
Camp Good Grief Weekend camp for children and teens ages 7-16 who are grieving a significant loss. New York; Staten Island New York
Camp Grief Busters A weekend overnight camp for grieving children, teens and adults. New York New York
Cindy's Comfort Camp A weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death or serious illness of a parent or sibling. New York New York
Noogieland Program Program aimed at children ages 5-12 who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a loved one living with cancer, or are grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer. New York New York
Teen Program at Gilda's Club Program aimed at for teen ages 13-17 who have been diagnosed with cancer, have a loved one living with cancer, or are grieving the loss of a loved one to cancer. New York New York
Time for Teens Retreat Time For Teens, Inc. is dedicated to providing teenagers with a sensitive, caring and creative environment for healing. Focus is on the needs of teens related to bereavement and loss through education and counseling. New York New York
Camp Cheerful - Weekend Respite Camp Weekend respite camp for individuals with disabilities ages 7 and older. Ohio Ohio
Camp Cornerstone A week long day camp for children ages 6-12 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Ohio Ohio
Camp Erin Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Ohio Ohio
Camp Erin - Cincinnati Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Ohio Ohio
Camp Heroes Week-long bereavement day camp for children and teens ages 8-17 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Ohio Ohio
Camp Memory Weekend day camp for children and teens ages 6-13 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Ohio Ohio
Fernside's Teen Retreat Weekend retreat for teenagers ages 13-18 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Ohio Ohio
Specialty Camps Week-long and weekend overnight camps for youth and adults dedicated to a specific disability or health concern. The mission of Recreation Unlimited is to provide year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities and health concerns, while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.  Ohio Ohio
Camp Erin - Oregon Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Oregon
Washington
Oregon
Camp Erin Portland @ Camp Kuratli @ Trestle Glen Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Oregon
Washington-south west
Oregon
Camp Erin - Philadelphia Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Camp Sunburst Two-day overnight camp for children grades 1st-6th who have lost a loved one. South Carolina South Carolina
Camp Brave Heart at John Knox Ranch 3-day summer camp for children age 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Texas; may accept campers from outside Texas Texas
Camp Dragonfly Community-based grief camp for children ages 8-12 who have suffered the significant death of a loved one. Texas Texas
Camp Erin DFW Weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Texas Texas
Camp Morning Star Camps for Kids is a Cook Children's program that offers patients and their families weekend camp retreats that are diagnosis specific at no cost to the family. Texas Texas
Camp Sol Variety of events held for families who have lost a child and still have children age 18 and younger in the home. Texas; may accept campers from outside of Texas Texas
El Tesoro de la Vida Grief Camp Week-long resident camp for children ages 7-17 who have been affected by the death of a loved one Texas Texas
Comfort Zone Camp @ Camp Friendship Comfort Zone empowers children experiencing grief to fully realize their capacity to heal, grow, and lead more fulfilling lives. Virginia Virginia
Camp Chmepa Camp Chmepa is a fun, interactive experience for children who are in grief. Washington Idaho
Camp Erin - King County @ Lake Retreat Camp & Retreat Center Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Washington, King County Washington
Camp Erin - King County @ Lake Retreat Camp Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Washington; King County Washington
Camp Erin - Ravensdale Lake Retreat Camp Weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6-17 who are grieving the death of a loved one. Washington Washington
Camp Erin - Tacoma @ YMCA Camp Seymour Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.
Washington Washington
Camp Erin Everett @ Camp Killoqua Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Washington Washington
Camp Killoqua's Camp Willie Various camp sessions for children entering grades 2nd-12th who have lost a loved one. Washington Washington
Camp HOPE Weekend camp for children and teenagers ages 6-16 who have experienced the death of a parent, brother, sister, grandparent or close friend. Wisconsin Wisconsin