Therapeutic Camps

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Comfort Zone provides grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives. The Massachusetts Comfort Zone weekend camps are held at Camp Burgess in Sandwich, MA.Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the Country. These three day program is a strength-based, child-focused model, which includes age-based support groups facilitated by trained grief specialists. Dates TBD
Camp Mitton provides a safe and supportive place for young people who have experienced trauma or crisis and are struggling to find healthy and positive ways to cope. The Mitton program delivers a sense of safety through a low staff-to-camper ratio, structured activities and a consistent routine which includes water sports, outdoor pursuits, therapeutic creative arts, and daily opportunities to reflect in cabin meetings. Mitton’s highly-trained team teaches campers how to cope with their feelings in positive ways while building healthy relationships with those around them. Campers learn to communicate more effectively and develop a renewed sense of trust and the ability to see themselves as capable and empowered. Camp Mitton is Crossroads' smallest site, located in Brewster MA and welcomes campers who have completed 1st through 7th grades.Students who have completed 1st through 7th grades. In order to make going to camp a possibility for everyone we use a sliding scale to determine the amount your family will contribute to tuition. We offer transportation from Boston.Session 1: June 28 - July 11

Session 2: July 13 - August 1

Session 3: August 4 - 23
Camp Wing provides a safe and stimulating environment for young people to be active during the summer while being pushed outside of their comfort zones to achieve new heights. The Wing program teaches young people to set and achieve goals, to gain new skills through challenge, to make positive choices and to develop healthy relationships with peers and adults in a traditional resident camp setting. Camp Wing is Crossroads' largest summer program, located in Duxbury, MA and is designed for campers who have completed 1st through 8th grades. Students who have completed 1st through 8th grades. In order to make going to camp a possibility for everyone we use a sliding scale to determine the amount your family will contribute to tuition. We offer transportation from Boston.Session 1: June 28 - July 11

Session 2: July 13 - August 1

Session 3: August 4 - 23
The Wediko Summer Program is an outdoor, 45-day therapeutic residential program, serving boys and girls (ages 7-19) with emotional and behavioral difficulties. We believe children are not defined by their diagnoses or by their failures; instead, they are free to become the best versions of themselves with nurturance and support.Contact the Special Education Director of your school to determine if your child is eligible for funding through the school district.July 5 – August 18
Each summer Camp Stepping Stones offer a family retreat for children and adults who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The one-day camp offers children traditional camp experiences with hands-on activities to help them express their feelings and remember loved ones. Adults have the opportunity to relax and attend workshops to learn skills to help their children manage their grief. The entire family will have fun while learning valuable coping skills and bonding with other families who understand what they are going through.Camp Stepping Stones is staffed by a team of professional bereavement counselors and trained volunteers. Camp Stepping Stones is free of charge after the registration fee. The registration fee may be waived in certain circumstances. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Bus transportation is available from several pick-up points throughout Greater Boston and at a nearby MBTA stop. Final routes/stops to be determined once registrations are completed.TBA
Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment , or whose parent is a cancer survivor. We realize that children of cancer patients have additional needs- and we address them by giving them extra attention and support. Camp Kesem has a 3:1 camper to counselor ratio to ensure that campers receive extra attention. These counselors ensure that camp is a safe, supportive, high-energy, and fun place for every camper. Also, our counselors facilitate “cabin chats” each night.Camp Kesem serves children ages 6 to 16. Some chapters have a Counselor-in-Training program for those children ages 17-18. Our summer camps (as well as all other year-round programs offered by Kesem) are completely free of charge and are first come/first serve. Check website for more locations and availability.

Camp Kesem at Harvard University will use the facility at Camp Watitoh located in Becket, MA. August 19, 2017 - August 24, 2017

Camp Kesem Chestnut Hill (Boston College) will use the facility at Camp William Lawrence in Tuftonboro, NH. Camp dates TBD!

Camp Kesem MIT (on campus) dates are Week 1: August 13th-18th, 2017 Week 2: August 20th-25th, 2017
Camp Erin Boston is a FREE weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6 through 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them in their lifetime. This three day, two night experience is filled with traditional and fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Camp Erin Boston is offered FREE OF CHARGE to all campers. It does not matter how long ago the death occurred. It does not matter if the deceased was a participant of CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice. It does not matter where you live, as long as you are willing to travel to all events. Due to space limitations, we can only accept 50 campers each session. Preference is given to those who have never attended Camp Erin.Session 1: Friday, June 9th - Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at Camp Bauercrest in Amesbury, MA

Session 2: Friday, August 18th - Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at Camp Bauercrest in Amesbury, MA
The goal of Dream Day on Cape Cod is to bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of families with children with life-threatening and/or serious conditions. Nevertheless, camp is just that: camp!! We love our little rustic space in the woods and hope that you will too. Each family will have their own small, modest cabin – cabins have electricity and also a small fridge. Bathrooms are located in a separate building. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily – along with plenty of fresh and tasty snacks.Nestled deep in the woods of Brewster, Massachusetts is Dream Day’s special family camp. More than 17 acres of rolling terrain, winding trails, and shady solitude provide the optimal getaway setting for families.

The central focus of Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe is family, fun, and respite. We operate camp for six sessions each summer – hosting eight families at each session. We offer a full day schedule of traditional types of camp activities like arts & crafts, swimming, boating, as well as field trips to the ocean and many of the popular Cape Cod attractions.
Check the website for dates and availability.
Camp Casco is a week-long sleep-away summer camp for childhood cancer patients and survivors. We build friendships between children affected by cancer that last well beyond the week of camp itself.Eligible campers are childhood cancer patients or survivors between 7 - 17 years of age. Campers must have written approval from their doctor to attend Camp Casco. Camp Casco is held at the YMCA Berkshire Outdoor Center in Becket, Massachusetts. Camp Casco is free-of-cost. Complimentary transportation to the campsite will be provided for all campers from a central location (TBD) in Boston, MA. Medical professionals will be on site at all times to administer regular medications, treat injuries, and provide medical attention if needed.August 21-26 2017