Summer Camp – Camp STAR

Camp STAR is a grief camp designed for children ages 8-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, friend, or loved one. The weekend long camp combines traditional, fun, camp activities 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.

Through the activities and buddy relationship, the children learn skills to share and remember the person that was lost.

Camp STAR 2024 will be held in August. Dates will be announced in February. Sign up to receive the camper registration when it opens in April.

What to expect at camp:

  • Friday arrival
  • New friends
  • Team events
  • Campfires with s’mores
  • Arts and crafts
  • Camp songs
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor fun 
  • Family lunch and memorial service prior to departure on Sunday

Benefits of attending Camp STAR

  • Feeling accepted and not alone
  • Having fun without guilt
  • Exploring emotions while growing and learning healthy coping skills

Camp Cost

Camp STAR is free to attend.