We give grieving children
experiences that change
their lives forever.

We give grieving children experiences that change their lives forever.

Experience Camps is a national, no-cost program for grieving children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Our one-week, overnight summer camp and year-round programs help to reframe the experience of grief and empower kids to develop invaluable coping skills that enable them to move forward with their lives. Through compassion, connection, and play, Experience Camps empowers grieving children to embody a life full of hope and possibility.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Maine

August 22-27, 2022

For boys entering grades 4-12 and girls entering grades 4-10 in the 21/22 school year. At Camp Manitou in Oakland, ME and Camp Somerset in Smithfield, ME.

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

How to get involved

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

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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.

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