2019 Grief and Bereavement Camps

2019 Grief and Bereavement Camps

The following camps are available throughout the Chicago area this summer for
children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. If you are
interested, please call the camp contact directly for more information and to register.

At Willow House it is our hope to bring back our weekend family retreat but until then we want to make sure our bereaved families are well aware of the amazing camp opportunities available in and around Chicago.  Willow House does not sponsor any of these camps therefore we recommend that you do your due diligence before registering for any camp.  ​

Tommy’s Kids Camp

 

When: June 24th-June 28th
Where: Katherine Legge Memorial Park
Who: AMITA Health, St. Thomas Hospice
Cost: $50- Scholarships Available
Contact Information: Laura Cottrell-630-865-6985
Style of Camp: Day Camp, 9 am-3:30 pm

Hearts to Art

When: July 8th – July-19th and July 22nd – August 2nd
Where: Chicago, Auditorium Theatre
Who: Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Cost: $50, Scholarships available
Contact Information: Colt Neidhardt – 312-341-2353
Style of Camp: Day Camp, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (before and after camp is available)

Camp Courage

When: July 15th -July 19th
Where: Camp Duncan, Ingleside
Who: JourneyCare Hospice
Cost:  FREE
Contact Information: griefsupport@journeycare.org or 224-770-2273
Style of Camp:  Day Camp, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Thursday and Friday is Family Camp from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Children’s Day Camp

When: June 17th – June 20th
Where: TBD
Who: Joliet Hospice
Cost:  FREE
Contact Information: Patrice Martin, 815-460-3282
Style of Camp:  Day Camp for ages 7- 13 years old

Camp TK

    • When: October 11th-October 13th
    • Where: TBD
    • Who: AMITA Health, St. Thomas
    • Cost: FREE
    • Contact Information: Laura Cottrell- 630-865-6985
    • Style of Camp: Overnight

Good Mourning Family Camp

  • When: Weekend in September
  • Where: Reynolds Woods, Dickson, IL 
  • Who: Good Mourning Program
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact Information: 847-986-3140
  • Style of Camp: Overnight.  This is a Family Overnight Camp
 

Experience Camps

  • When: August 25th – August 30th
  • Where: Lake for the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, MI
  • Who: Experience Camps
  • Cost: FREE (Includes camp and transportation to and from camp)
  • Contact Information: campers@experience.camp, 860-850-0397
  • Style of Camp: Overnight.  For students entering 4th – 7th grades in the 2019-2020 School Year
 

Camp Kesem – DePaul

  • When: August 16th – August 23rd
  • Where: JCC Rainbow Day Camp
  • Who: DePaul University 
  • Cost: FREE 
  • Contact Information: depaul@campkesem.org
  • Style of Camp: Overnight.  
 

Camp Kesem – Northern Illinois

  • When: August 16th – August 23rd
  • Where: JCC Rainbow Day Camp
  • Who:Northern Illinois University
  • Cost: FREE 
  • Contact Information: northernillinois@campkesem.org
  • Style of Camp: Overnight.

Camp Kesem – Northwestern University

  • When: June 16th – June 21st and August 4th – August 9th
  • Where: JCC Rainbow Day Camp
  • Who: Northwesterm University 
  • Cost: FREE 
  • Contact Information: northwestern@campkesem.org
  • Style of Camp: Overnight.

Camp Sheilah

  • When: September 6th – September 8th
  • Where: Camp Manitoqua at 8428 W. Sauk Trail in Frankfort, IL 
  • Who: Sheilah A Doyle Foundation
  • Cost: FREE 
  • Contact Information: contactus@sadfund.org
  • Style of Camp: Overnight.  For Children and teens between the ages of 7-17 who have lost a parent or sibling to homicide