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: May 31 – June 2 – Julian, CA
Alumni Camp: July 26 – July 28, San Bernardino, CA
“Camp helped me let my emotions flow through and gave me permission to cry. I now know that A LOT of people care about me, even strangers here at camp. I said good-bye to my father but kept the memories.”
– Tyrique, age 13
“At camp I learned that the feelings I feel are 100% normal and that no matter how long my brother is gone, he is always watching.”
– Destinee, age 17