Camp Programs for Grieving Children and Teens
Children of all ages experience loss, but their ability to express it may be limited. Children express grief differently from adults. Rather than using words, they often express grief more easily through "play" and other therapeutic activities. Our camp programs provide a safe space where they can heal and grow and connect with peers who understand their feelings of loss.
Funded by our donors, our camp programs are free-of-charge for all children who attend.
An overnight camp for children and adolescents ages 8 – 17
Camp Good Grief is an annual, fun-filled, 3-day weekend of friendship and healing in a pristine setting at the edge of the Everglades. Through adventure activities, music, art and games, our professional staff help children talk about their grief, share their feelings, and find healthy ways to cope with their loss.
Camp Good Grief is free-of-charge and open to all children and adolescents (ages 8-17) in our community.
A week-long day camp for children ages 5-11
Monday June 9 – Friday, June 13, 2014
Camp Stingray is a Monday-through-Friday day camp. Located in a beautiful, natural setting in Palm Beach County, camp brings bereaved children together for fun, friendship and support. Campers can enjoy sports and activities, games, music and art. Under the guidance of our bereavement counselors, campers receive support to help them find healthy ways to cope with change and express their grief.
Camp Stingray is free-of charge and is open to all children (ages 5-11) in our community.
To learn more about camp, or to register a child/adolescent, please call Christina Dekkar at (561) 227-5175.
Applications may be faxed to (561) 273-2267 to the attention of Christina Dekkar, or mailed to:
John J. Brogan Bereavement Center
300 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 305
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
You may contact our Bereavement Department at 561-227-5175 with any questions about our grief support programs and services.