BENEFITING: Experience Camps
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.
In 2009, we started a little ol' grief camp in Oakland, Maine with 27 kids. And then we grew. And then we grew again. Last summer we had almost 300 campers at locations in Maine, New York and California. It just keeps getting better.