Apply For Camp

Everything you need to know to apply for camp.

 

Who is Eligible?

Experience Camps are free one-week grief camps for kids who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Attending campers must be 6 months out from the death of their person by the start date of the program they are applying to. Experience Camps is open to campers who are rising 4th-12th grade (depending on location). To participate in the Experience Camps leadership program (LIT) for rising 12th graders, campers must attend at least one year of camp beforehand. You can view all program dates, locations, and grades here.

Where is camp?

Click here to see our locations and camp dates. Our grief camps for youth are located in California, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Maui, Michigan, Pennsylvania.

How does the application work?

You can apply to camp by clicking the button below. After we have received your application, for returning campers, a Director will reach out if we have any questions.  For new campers, you will receive instructions on the next steps and on how to schedule an intake call.  Camp spaces do fill up quickly.  You will receive confirmation if your camper is enrolled or is on the waitlist.

 


*We are committed to serving all kids in need of our services. If you need translation help or other support with the application process, please contact Gayle Brumley at gayle@experiencecamps.org. 

**If you have any more questions, you can read our FAQ or email info@experiencecamps.org.

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 28-August 2, 2024

For kids entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA. 1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA 30663

California (Boys)

August 5-10, 2024

For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA. 1237 Green Oak Road, Vista, CA 92081

California (Girls)

August 12-17, 2024

For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA. 1237 Green Oak Road, Vista, CA 92081

Maryland

August 18-23, 2024

For kids entering grades 4-10 in the 24/25 school year. At Sandy Hill Camp & Retreat Center in North East, MD 3380 Turkey Point Road North East, MD 21901

Pennsylvania

August 19-24, 2024

For boys and girls entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Equinunk, PA. 788 Legends Path, Equinunk, PA 18417

Maine (Girls)

August 19-24, 2024

For girls entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Camp Somerset in Smithfield, ME. 11 Somerset Lane, Smithfield, ME 04978

Maine (Boys)

August 19-24, 2024

For boys entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Camp Manitou in Oakland, ME 47 Camp Manitou Cove, Oakland, ME 04963

Michigan

August 20-25, 2024

For kids entering grades 4-12 in the 24/25 school year. At Camps Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, MI 84600 47 1/2 St, Decatur, MI 49045

We give grieving children
experiences that change
their lives forever.

At Experience Camps, everyone understands what it’s like to lose someone important. Here, kids can laugh, cry, play, honor the memory of the person who died, and forget the grief that weighs them down. At camp, they learn they are not alone.