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, bereavement camp is offered free of charge and all grieving children in the community are welcome.
Information about our 2021 Camp Spero sessions for Newcomers (first-time) and Alumni (returning) campers will be available in February.
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