Bereavement Camps

 The following camps offer fun and support to children and teens who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

  • Format:   Weekend camp experience
  • Ages served:  Children and teens, ages 8-16
  • Location:  Camp Victory, Millville, PA
  • Sponsoring Organization:  Columbia Montour Home Hospice
  • For more information, call 570-784-1723 or 800-349-4702

Camp Dragonfly

  • Format: Weekend camp experience
  • Ages served: children and teens, ages 6-15
  • Location: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA (ages 6-12) and Camp Hebron, Halifax, PA (ages 6-15)
  • Sponsoring Organization: Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
  • For more information:
    • Camp Hebron site: Stephanie Schaefer, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 717-732-1000
    • Camp Swatara site:Pam Geberich, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 717-732-1000

Camp Healing Hearts

  • Format: One day camp experience
  • Ages served: Children ages 6-12 and their caregivers
  • Locations: Mt. Lebanon, Hermitage, North Side
  • Sponsoring Organization: Family Hospice and Palliative Care
  • For more information, call 412-572-8829.  

Camp Evergreen

  • Format: Three day overnight camp experience
  • Ages served:  children and teens.
  • Location:
  • Sponsoring Organization: Diakon Hospice St. John
  • For more information, call 570-459-6778 or 1-877-438-3511

Camp Good SAM

  • Format: Day camp experience
  • Ages served: Children and teens, ages 6-18
  • Location: Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer in Fombell, PA
  • Sponsoring Organization: Good Samaritan Hospice
  • For more information, call 800-720-2557

Camp Millie

  • Format: Day camp experience
  • Ages served: Children ages 6-12
  • Location: Skippack, PA
  • Sponsoring Organization: The Center for Loss and Bereavement
  •  For more information, call 610-222-4110, extension 118

Camp Chimaqua

  • Format: Weekend overnight camp experience
  • Ages served: children ages 6-12
  • Location: Camp Donegal, York County
  • Sponsoring Organization: Pathways Center for Grief and Loss
  • For more information, call 717-391-2413

Camp New Day

  • Format: Day camp experience
  • Ages served: 1st through 6th grade
  • Location:
  • Sponsoring Organization: Hospice of Central PA
  • For more information, call 717-732-1000 or 866-779-7374

Camp Erin

  • Format: Overnight camp format
  • Ages served: Children and teens, ages 6-17
  • Location: Diamond Ridge Camps, Jamison, PA
  • Sponsoring Organization: Penn Wissahickon Hospice
  • For more information, call 800-700-8870

Camp Mend A Heart

  • Format: One day camp experience
  • Ages served: children and teens ages 6-18 and adult family members
  • Location: Penn Grove Retreat Center, Hanover, PA
  • Sponsoring Organization: Pathways Center for Grief & Loss
  • For more information, call 717-391-2413

Camp Koala

  • Format: Overnight camp experience
  • Ages served: Children ages 7-12
  • Location: Camp Thompson, Pine Grove Furnace, PA
  • Sponsoring Organization: YMCA
  • For more information, call 717-486-5480