Our Programs

We give grieving children experiences that change their lives forever.

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.

Summer camps

The best week(s) of the year

We provide children and teens whose parent, sibling or primary caregiver has died, with free, one-week overnight summer camp programs that build confidence, encourage laughter and allow them to navigate their grief through friendship, teamwork, athletics, and the common bond of loss.

Our program is designed to help kids rediscover childhood, develop coping skills, and establish bonds with others who understand what it’s like to lose someone so important to them.

Experience Camps on Roblox

Join our virtual scavenger hunt and get grief-smart.

In February, we’re hosting our biggest virtual experience ever, all with the aim of grief education. Join our fun and engaging scavenger hunt on Roblox (the social gaming platform with over 52 million daily active users!) that gives players of all ages opportunities to learn about grief, reflect, and engage with camp-themed activities. It nods to a “classic” camp setting but with more literal magic: think outer space + neon + rainbow fields!

Experience Craft

Virtual grief support and play on Minecraft

“ExperienceCraft” is a customized Minecraft world built exclusively for grieving kids to give them a safe and supportive community to play and navigate their grief. It is geared to kids ages seven to 14 who have experienced the death of one or more people in their lives, and allows kids to virtually build, play, and reflect about their grief with one another. ExperienceCraft is now open every week from Friday-Sunday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET for kids to be a part of creating, connecting, and fun!

Leaders in training

Building resilient youth leaders through mentorship, training and peer support

Our oldest campers are invited to join our Leaders In Training program. Campers participate in a 2-year program that starts after their sophomore year of high school and gradually applies increasing degrees of life lessons, character development, grief processing, and leadership goals. Our emerging leaders mentor younger campers, model empathy and resilience, and learn that—even during the complexity of their teen years, when it can feel like nobody understands—they are not alone.

Adult Grief Retreat

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This weekend will include many of the activities that make Experience Camps so special, like sharing circles, campfires, and other fun camp activities, plus authentic connection with your peers in a safe and supportive space.

Through compassion, connection, and play, Experience Camps empowers grieving children to embody a life full of hope and possibility.