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Camp STAR is a grief camp designed for children ages 8-17 who have experienced the unfortunate death of a parent, friend, or loved one. It is sponsored by STAR Children’s Bereavement Services and is a weekend long camp filled with traditional, fun, camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support.

All camp activities are facilitated by caring, trained professionals, and volunteers. Each camper is assigned a camp buddy, who is a specially trained mentor that provides one-on-one companionship throughout the weekend. Camp Buddies are young adults ages 18 to 25.

Camp STAR is scheduled for Friday August 9th – Sunday August 11th. Camper applications are open. Sign up here 2024 Camper Application. 

Volunteer applications are open. Sign up here 2024 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 

Camp STAR will be held August 9 – 11, 2024 at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, Michigan.

Benefits of Attending Camp STAR

Expect your child to engage in a multitude of fun, educating activities as well as learning skills geared toward dealing with grief and loss.

Community Growth

By aiding in the healing process of the communities youth after the death of a loved one.

Acceptance

Campers realize they are not alone in their grief and can be around a group of people and peers for a weekend, who can understand what they’re going through.

Art Therapy

Art therapy provides a healthy and safe outlet for children to share their grief and talk about their healing process through visual creation.

Guilt-Free Fun

This is achieved when the campers see that they can miss their loved one and talk about their grief, but also turn around and enjoy a fun camp activity. Providing a space where they can grieve without guilt, helps to normalize their feelings.

Camp STAR is 100% FREE

Camp STAR is operated by STAR Children’s Bereavement Services, a non-profit organization.
We rely solely on donations from organizations and people like you.

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