We believe that every child deserves to live a life rich with possibility.
Experience Camps is a nonprofit that champions the nation’s 5.3 million bereaved children and runs a network of no-cost camps that help grieving children thrive. Our programming for young people builds 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-smart culture for all of us.
Since 2009, Experience Camps has transformed the lives of thousands of children by reframing the experience of their grief and empowering them with the confidence, skills, and support to move forward with their lives.
The need is enormous.
1 in 5 children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18.
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.
Who we are
We provide children and teens whose parent, sibling or primary caregiver has died, with free, one-week overnight summer camp programs.
Beyond The Bunk
Our community of support for grieving kids extends beyond the bunk, all year-round.
Leaders In Training
Building resilient youth leaders through mentorship, training and peer support.
Young Adults Grief Retreat
A weekend retreat for young adults who are grieving.