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.

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.

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