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Experience Camps

Experience Camps
CROWDRISE : Nov 15, 2013
Tax ID: 26-2513136
BASED: Westport, CT, United States


Supporting Grieving Kids

Experience Camps are one-week summer camps for boys and girls who have experienced a significant death-loss that helps build confidence, encourage laughter, and navigate grief through friendship, teamwork, activities, and the common bond of loss. Our mission is to normalize the grief process and facilitate healthy integration of loss through peer support in a safe and nurturing environment.

Experience Camps are safe environments where kids can explore their grief, break the isolation they may feel with their non-camp peers, and have a whole lot of fun. They have the opportunity to meet and connect with kids who are coping with similar challenges, while getting all of the benefits of the traditional summer camp experience. Through team sports, individual challenges and community living they learn about leadership, confidence and cooperation. Under the guidance of professional bereavement staff, campers have the opportunity to share stories and remember the one who died, while exploring skills that will help them after camp.

In 2016, we served over 360 campers at locations in Maine, New York and California. In 2017, we will open a fourth location in Georgia at Camp Blue Ridge. It just keeps getting better!

We are counting on the support of our donors to help fund these programs and allow us to expand to other areas of the country.

Tax ID: 26-2513136 •


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