Bereavement Camp for Children and Teens

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

At camp, children 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, camp is open to the general public and does not require a patient affiliation. The camp is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of individuals and organizations.

NEWCOMER CAMP – first-time campers
May 29 – May 31
Julian, CA

ALUMNI CAMPreturning campers
Sept. 18 – Sept. 20
Julian, CA

Registration is open. Apply today!

Newcomer and Alumni Campers: Camper Application

Volunteers: Volunteer Application


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


“I’m so glad I came to Camp Spero. This camp allowed me to not feel alone and to understand that death is a part of life. I learned a lot of coping skills. I allowed myself to freely speak my mind about how I truly feel about my mother’s death.”
– Allison, age 17

“Camp Spero is a good camp because there are people you can talk to about your grief so you don’t have to keep the grief inside. You can feel safe because nobody will make fun of you. I liked that Camp Spero had a lot of fun events.”
– Nathan, age 11

For more information, email
or call 760-796-3705.


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