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Camp Compassion

Thank you to our title sponsor!

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Please consider donating to this wonderful program!

Camp will be hosted May 3rd - May 5th in 2024!
Want to join us?

Complete a Camper or Volunteer Application below!

What is Camp Compassion?

Camp Compassion is a free, weekend-long, overnight bereavement camp for CT youth ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Children and teens join for a weekend of traditional fun camp activities while also participating in therapeutic grief activities that allow them to process their loss and maintain a connection to their loved one(s).

Led by bereavement professionals and trained volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are grieving.

Acceptance into camp will be based upon the child's readiness for camp, bereavement needs, and participation in other grief services. Campers may attend camp for a maximum of 2 years. A reminder that we ask families to allow at least 3 months to pass following the death of their loved one prior to participating in camp. Camper applications must be submitted by April 12th by 12:00pm to be considered.

We will invite parents and caregivers to join their child(ren) at camp on Friday afternoon to participate in activities and engage in their own healing related to grief. (Please note: parents & caregivers are not permitted to stay overnight).

We will also have a special activity on Sunday morning for parents & caregivers before checking their child(ren) out of camp.

To learn more about Camp Compassion, check out this video!

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If you have any questions regarding Camp Compassion, please reach out to Program Coordinator, Brooke Viens at brookev@covect.org or

Camp Director, Donna Nickdow at campdirector@covect.org

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