Supporting Youth - Strengthening Families

A three-day summer camp for children who are adjusting to the death of a loved one.


July 10 to 12, 2019 / 12 - 5:30 pm daily

Enrollment has closed for our 2019 Camp. We have reached our capacity.


St John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY


There is no cost to campers or their families. We are happy to provide this program free of charge.

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Developed by Licensed Master Social Workers

Our camp promotes understanding, acceptance, healing and hope through a comprehensive program of therapeutic activities as well as plenty of fun. It is staffed by credentialed professionals and trained volunteers.

To see pictures of the camp click HERE

Help and Healing for Grieving Children

Grief is difficult for everyone. It can be especially confusing for children who do not have the life experiences and resources adults draw on during difficult times. Camp helps fill that gap by:

  • Developing campers' coping skills for expressing and processing their grief.
  • Offering campers an opportunity to be with peers who also experienced loss; this helps them realize they are not alone.
  • Providing therapeutic and social activities such as pet therapy, games, art therapy, a balloon release, music therapy, and a family style dinner at the conclusion of camp.
  • Teaching campers that it is ok to have fun and still honor their loved ones.
  • Assisting campers to talk openly about their loved ones with camp staff and peers.