We give grieving children
experiences that change
their lives forever.

We give grieving children experiences that change their lives forever.

Experience Camps is a nonprofit that champions the nation’s 5.6 million U.S. children who will experience the death of a parent or sibling by the time they reach 18. We run a network of no-cost camps that help grieving children thrive by building their coping resources, confidence, and resilience so they can experience a life rich with possibility. Our content addresses childhood grief as an urgent health issue while helping to establish a more grief-sensitive culture for all of us.

Why it matters

Over the last five years, our demand for camp has increased 500% and COVID-19 means tens of thousands more kids are now being impacted by childhood grief. Our 5-year goal is to double the number of kids attending camp and expand our reach and resources to millions more.

1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close before they turn 18.

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Upcoming Events

Dates & Locations

See below for the dates and camp locations for each program this summer.

Please note: all staff are expected to arrive the day before campers arrive for an in-person orientation. Specific dates and times for arrival and departure will be shared closer to camp.

Georgia

July 31-August 5, 2022

For boys and girls entering grades 4-11 in the 22/23 school year. At Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA.
1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA 30663

California (Boys)

August 8-13, 2022

For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 22/23 school year. At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA.
1237 Green Oak Road, Vista, CA 92081

California (Girls)

August 15-20, 2022

For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 22/23 school year. At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA.
1237 Green Oak Road, Vista, CA 92081

Pennsylvania

August 15-20, 2022

For boys and girls entering grades 4-12 in the 22/23 school year. At Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Equinunk, PA.
788 Legends Path, Equinunk, PA 18417

Maine (Girls)

August 22-27, 2022

For girls entering grades 4-10 in the 22/23 school year. At Camp Somerset in Smithfield, ME.
11 Somerset Lane, Smithfield, ME 04978

Maine (Boys)

August 22-27, 2022

For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 22/23 school year. At Camp Manitou in Oakland, ME
47 Camp Manitou Cove, Oakland, ME 04963

Michigan

August 23-28, 2022

For boys and girls entering grades 4-10 in the 22/23 school year. At Camps Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, MI
84600 47 1/2 St, Decatur, MI 49045

How to get involved

Apply to become a volunteer at one of our one-week summer camps.

Volunteer

Go the extra mile by running your own fundraiser for grieving kids.

Fundraise

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Donate

virtually light a candle for someone you have lost.

Light a Candle

Join by making a monthly donation and get ready for some awesome member rewards! 

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Volunteer

Apply to become a volunteer at one of our one-week summer camps.

Fundraise

Go the extra mile by running your own fundraiser for grieving kids.

Donate

Learn about all the ways you can give: Credit Card, Check, Paypal, Wire Transfer, Bitcoin, Donor Advised Funds & more.

Become an ambassador

Become a member of our team and help amplify our reach.

Tell your story

Submit your story or article to be featured on our site. Help break down the walls to understanding grief.

Leave a legacy

Legacy funds are an impactful way to honor the memory of a loved one.