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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.

Young adults grief retreat

A weekend retreat for young adults who are grieving.

After campers graduate high school, we provide an annual weekend retreat to help them embrace the triumphs and challenges of young adulthood, while developing lasting friendships, leadership skills, and coping strategies for the next stages of their grief and lives. Young adults are a commonly underserved population, expected to act and cope as adults, but still transitioning through challenging developmental years and milestones. The Young Adults Grief Retreat allows them to bridge the gap from childhood to adulthood with the support they need.

Young adults grief retreat

A weekend retreat for young adults who are grieving.

After campers graduate high school, we provide an annual weekend retreat to help them embrace the triumphs and challenges of young adulthood, while developing lasting friendships, leadership skills, and coping strategies for the next stages of their grief and lives. Young adults are a commonly underserved population, expected to act and cope as adults, but still transitioning through challenging developmental years and milestones. The Young Adults Grief Retreat allows them to bridge the gap from childhood to adulthood with the support they need.

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.