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.
Camp Spero has gone virtual! 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): July 10 and 11 (FULL)
We are no longer accepting applications for Newcomer Camp. Please email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
Alumni Camp (returning campers): July 31 and August 1
New Volunteers: We appreciate your interest in Camp Spero At Home. We are prioritizing returning volunteers at this time. If you are interested in being added to our waitlist for other volunteer opportunities in our Children’s Bereavement Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Camp Spero is made possible by the generous support of individuals and organizations.
“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