We believe that every child deserves to live a life rich with possibility.
Experience Camps is an award-winning national nonprofit that transforms the lives of grieving children through summer camp programs and innovative, year-round initiatives. Through compassion, connection, and play, we allow grieving children to embody a life full of hope and possibility. By amplifying their voices, we are creating a more grief-sensitive culture.
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Michelle Cove, Director of Communications
We’ve been featured in…
Gold Anthem Award
Experience Camps won the 2023 prestigious Gold Anthem Award! These awards were launched by the Webby Awards “in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years.” As the top prize winner in the category of “Human & Civil Rights: Community Engagement.” This award recognizes best-in-class efforts to provide people with opportunities to engage their local communities on behalf of an important cause.
Telly Award (Gold)
“Grief Camp,” produced by Experience Camps, was awarded the Telly award to Brut. America for “Social Video, Video Journalism.” The documentary goes inside the world of Experience Camps to share insights and stories from the grieving kids who attend Experience Camps in our Michigan program.
Fast Company's Innovation by Design Award (Finalist)
Experience Camps’ “ExperienceCraft” was honored in 2023 Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards in the Apps and Games category. The competition honors the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow.
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Meet our campers
"Talking about my feelings is one great way for me personally to get out any negative emotions. When I started writing songs, though, is when I felt that I was truly coping. One thing that I swear by when dealing with any tough emotions is that you have an outlet of some sort."
"My family tries not to look at Father’s Day as a day to be sad and missing dad. Instead, it’s a day to remember how great he was and how proud he would be to see what young ladies we have grown up to be."
"Carter is smart, kind, and compassionate, and wise beyond his years for the challenges he’s had to overcome in his 14 years of living. And now he can continue to grow from those challenges with the support of friends and mentors in his Experience Camps community."
"I wish people knew that grief is something that you can not be prepared for, but you need to accept and have a positive mindset for your own life."
"He doesn’t feel alone in his grief anymore. As more and more kids come to camp each year, he knows “it just means there are more and more kids going through what I went through.”"
"Even though Sandy and her brother miss their mother every day, it is a blessing that they are able to share their experience with their camp friends and see that they are not alone."
"One night, Lily's mom was Googling grief resources for Lily and found Experience Camps. "It never dawned on me that grief camp could be free. It's so beautiful to see all of the people that feel it in their hearts to donate to Experience Camps. That's something that is SO special. It's amazing.""
"The ExCamps village has provided so much comfort to my family. My son and youngest daughter cannot imagine a summer without ExCamp."