Children who have experienced the loss of a family member often become miniature adults
before their time. Comfort Zone provides a safe environment where kids can have fun, be around
people who "get it" and get back to being kids again.
As a parent or guardian to a child who has suffered the loss of a parent, sibling or legal guardian, you have seen the many different ways grief challenges kids in their day-to-day lives. You also may have noticed that for kids, grief never really goes away; it simply evolves right along with them.
Comfort Zone Camp offers free, child-focused grief and resilience training programs that provide children with:
- A strong, supportive network of peers that personally understands their loss experience
- Age-appropriate coping skills that will help them manage their grief in their day-to-day lives
- Age-appropriate grief counseling administered by trained grief professionals
- A volunteer mentor (Big Buddy) who will attend camp with your child and has been extensively screened and matched to support your child’s individual strengths and needs
- Self-esteem building and confidence building activities
- Games, songs, skits and other opportunities to have fun, play, laugh and connect with their peers
- The ability to return to camp every year until they graduate high school
- The opportunity to volunteer as a junior counselor after the age of 15
“The magnitude of the responsibility to help your child cope with such a great loss is infinitely overwhelming. Comfort Zone gave my boys tools to cope and empowered them to help themselves.” - Camper Parent
In addition, Comfort Zone provides year round support through our secure online bereavement resource and community, HelloGrief.org. Hello Grief allows campers to maintain the friendships they form at camp, and offers a full library of resources designed to help people of all ages cope with their grief.