Bereavement Camp for Children and Teens

Camp Spero is a place of healing for children, ages 7 to 17.

Based on the Latin phrase, Dum Spiro Spero, “While I breathe, I hope,” Camp Spero campers honor and memorialize their loved one while making friends with others who are facing similar circumstances. This summer weekend experience helps children increase their feelings of hopefulness, enhance their self-esteem, and learn they are not alone. Hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, this grief camp is offered free of charge and all grieving children in the community are welcome.

There will be grief-related activities, a campfire, dance party and so much more. Each camper will receive Camp-in-a-Box, filled with art supplies, Camp Spero memorabilia, and sweet treats. Access to the internet and a device with video and audio capabilities are required.

Newcomer Camp (first-time campers); Alumni Camp (returning campers)

Feel free to submit an interest form for Camp Spero 2022.

Camper Interest

Volunteer Interest

Camp Spero is made possible by the generous support of individuals and organizations.

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“Sometimes I feel like my friends don’t understand what I’ve been through or what I’m going through. But at Camp Spero everyone understands.” 
– Shayla, age 15

“Camp Spero is a great place to grieve. You learn more coping skills. You have beautiful ceremonies. You do ziplining. It’s just wonderful!”
– Eydie, age 9

For more information about child bereavement and our bereavement camp, email campspero@ehospice.org

Katherine

Last summer, Katherine’s dad, Tom, asked her if she would like to attend Camp Spero, a weekend grief camp hosted…

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