Weekend Camp Program

The traditional 3-day overnight camp program offers youth ages 7-17 a safe and fun environment at a rustic camp facility – campers connect with their peers and learn coping skills through age-appropriate activities and discussions. Campers are matched one-on-one with a Big Buddy adult mentor who provides encouragement and support throughout the weekend. Youth meet in age-based support groups facilitated by a mental health professional, called Healing Circles, where they can share and reflect on their grief experience. By the end of the weekend, campers leave the “bubble” with a community, a sense of connection, and coping skills for their grief journey.

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A Parent’s Message:

“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANOTHER AMAZING CAMP EXPERIENCE! AS MY SON TRAVELS THIS GRIEF JOURNEY, I SEE HIM GROW IN HIS CZC WEEKENDS. INITIALLY, IT WAS A GIFT FOR HIM TO BE SURROUNDED WITH OTHER CHILDREN WHO HAD LOST A PARENT. A WEEKEND OF FEELING NORMAL IS PRICELESS! THIS MOST RECENT CAMP EXPERIENCE WAS ABOUT SHOWING KINDNESS TO OTHERS AND HELPING THOSE NEW TO CAMP. VALUE IN GIVING! HIS BIG BUDDY IS ONE OF HIS MOST LOVED. SINCE [MY SON] IS ONE OF FOUR CHILDREN, HE LOVES THE INDIVIDUAL FOCUS HE RECEIVES FROM HIS BIG BUDDY. HE SAID IT BEST, “IT MAKES ME FEEL REALLY SPECIAL WHEN [MY BIG BUDDY] SPENDS THE WHOLE WEEKEND LISTENING TO ME AND GETTING TO KNOW ME.” FOUR PLUS YEARS POST OUR LOST IS WONDERFUL! WE HAVE REDESIGNED OUR LIVES AND WE ARE THANKFUL CZC IS A PART OF IT! WE WISH ALL STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, LITTLES AND FAMILIES ONLY THE BEST.”

– CAMPER PARENT

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Comfort Zone’s programs are free to the youth and families that we serve thanks to the generous support of corporations, foundations, and individuals like you.

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