Weekend Family Camps

About Family Camp

After nearly two decades supporting grieving children through our summer camp programs, we’re excited to offer a new program that focuses on supporting the entire family. Family Camps are free, weekend programs for a family in which a child has experienced the death of a parent or primary caregiver and their immediate family. Family Camp creates a memorable and fun experience for three days and two nights in which family members can connect around their grief as a family unit and also bond with other families who “get it” about grief.

Building on the foundation of our flagship one-week camp programs, Family Camps will balance the joy of camp (think silly competitions! Campfire s’mores! Games!) with clinically-informed programming that creates a safe space for the family to explore the loss of their person(s) together. Guided by masters-level clinicians, campers and caregivers will meet with their peer group to explore relevant and age appropriate topics; supporting them in navigating their grief and building resiliency.

Check out our FAQs to learn more about what to expect, as well as family eligibility.

Who is Family Camp for?

Family Camp is for the immediate family of a child/ren who experienced the death of a partner/parent or primary caregiver. This program is open to families who have a child currently enrolled at our week-long camp, former campers, and families who have not attended our camp program.


Locations and Dates

Cape Cod, serving Boston area families

Maryland, serving DC metropolitan area families


Apply Now


If you are interested in Family Camp, complete the interest form below.  Space is limited. Experience Camps staff will review the form and contact you if you are eligible and there is space available at your preferred location. 

Click here to view more Family FAQs.


Click the button below to express your interest in volunteering as a counselor or clinical team member at either Family Camp location.

Learn more about all staff roles on the staff FAQ page.