Pennsylvania – Applications are being accepted for a summer camp for kids who have experienced the death of a loved one.

This summer, August 12 – 17, at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Equinunk, PA, boys and girls from the mid-Atlantic will come together to spend a week at “Experience Camp.”

Experience Camps provide free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. It’s a place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down. It’s a place where they can feel “normal”, because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it’s like to lose someone important to them.

In 2019, Experience Camps will have more than 700 campers at camps in Maine, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief.

The Experience Camp in Pennsylvania is currently accepting referrals and applications for boys entering grades 4-11 and girls entering grades 4-10 in the 2019-2020 school year.

Click here to access the application.

See video for more background at Experience Camps Video.