May
2
Sat
May 2nd – Sandwich, MA – Volunteer Training In Partnership with Blue H.E.L.P.
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

**This volunteer training is for camp provided by Blue H.E.L.P, that serves families who have experienced the death of a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver who was a law enforcement officer or first responder. Camp April was formed in honor of the Officer Max Scherzer’s wife, who was left alone to raise their then 4-month-old twins with few financial benefits or support. Read more about this organization here.**

WHAT IS COMFORT ZONE?

Comfort Zone Camp is a national nonprofit organization that provides a safe and fun place for kids grieving the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling. CZC offers FREE one-day family programs, community programs, and 3-day weekend camps. All programming empowers children to grieve, heal, and grow in healthy ways.

SUPPORT A CHILD BY VOLUNTEERING

Volunteer Roles Include:

Big Buddy Mentor | Nurse | Grief Therapist | Photographer | Logistics Support
All volunteers must be 15 yrs or older, complete a Volunteer Training, and pass a background check.

TRAIN TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd
TIME: 9am-3pm (lunch provided)

WHERE: Sandwich Police Department | 255 Cotuit Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563

Volunteer Training

 

May
15
Fri
May 15-17 – Sandwich, MA – Camp Burgess @ Camp Burgess
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – May 17 @ 3:00 pm

Age Range: 7-17 (18 if still in High School)

Our weekend camps provide children with the opportunity to break their isolation and realize they are not alone in a fun and healing environment. In order to be eligible for this camp the child must have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or guardian.

Grief evolves with each developmental stage a child reaches, so learning to manage grief in a healthy way is important at every age. Whether the child’s loss was ten years or three months ago, encourage them to attend – you may have an opportunity to change the course of their life.

Please note that submitting this application does not guarantee a place for your child at this camp. Your child is not accepted into camp until the screening process is complete and you receive an acceptance email.

Camper Family Registration

Volunteer Registration

Jun
5
Fri
June 5-7 – Sandwich, MA – In Partnership with Blue H.E.L.P @ Camp Burgess
Jun 5 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm

**This camp is made possible by a generous partnership with Blue H.E.L.P. This program serves families who have experienced the death of a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver who was a law enforcement officer or first responder. Camp April was formed in honor of the Officer Max Scherzer’s wife, who was left alone to raise their then 4-month-old twins with few financial benefits or support. Read more about this organization here.**

This three day program is a strength-based, child-focused model, which includes age-based
support groups facilitated by trained grief specialists. The program will facilitate icebreakers,
confidence-building activities and other activities designed to facilitate trust, expression,
and interaction among them. *Also includes a 4 hour Parent/Guardian Program on
Saturday, June 6th from 9:00am-1:00pm (at a nearby location).

TRADITIONAL CAMP: Youth must be between the ages of 7-17 (18 if still in high school),
and experienced the death by suicide of a parent, guardian, or primary caregiver who
was a law enforcement officer or first responder. Contact CZC staff, Kim Elder at
kelder@comfortzonecamp.org OR call 804-377-3430 ext.215 with any questions.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The minimum age to volunteer is 15 years old.
All volunteers must be trained and register online. Contact CZC staff, Sue Oppici at
soppici@comfortzoncamp.org OR call 781-658-3112.

WHEN & WHERE?
Friday, June 5th – Sunday, June 7th
Camp Burgess | 75 Stowe Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563

Please note that submitting this application does not guarantee a place for your child at this camp. Your child is not accepted into camp until the screening process is complete and you receive an acceptance email.

Camper Family Registration

Volunteer Registration

Aug
22
Sat
August 22nd – Quincy, MA – Volunteer Training @ Blue Cross Blue Shield Office
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What Is Comfort Zone

 
Comfort Zone Camp is a national nonprofit organization that provides a safe and fun place
for kids grieving the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling. CZC offers FREE one-day family programs, community programs, and 3-day weekend camps. All programming empowers children to grieve, heal, and grow in healthy ways.

Support A Child By Volunteering

 
Volunteer Roles Include:

Big Buddy Mentor | Nurse | Grief Therapist | Photographer | Logistics Support

All volunteers must be 15 yrs or older, complete a Volunteer Training, and pass a background check.

Train To Become A Volunteer

 
When: Saturday, August 22nd
Time: 9AM – 3PM (lunch provided)
Where: Blue Cross Blue Shield Office
1 Enterprise Drive, Quincy, MA 02171
Volunteer Training

Sep
18
Fri
September 18-20 – Sandwich, MA – Camp Burgess @ Camp Burgess
Sep 18 @ 4:30 pm – Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm

Age Range: 7-17 (18 if still in High School)

Our weekend camps provide children with the opportunity to break their isolation and realize they are not alone in a fun and healing environment. In order to be eligible for this camp the child must have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or guardian.

Grief evolves with each developmental stage a child reaches, so learning to manage grief in a healthy way is important at every age. Whether the child’s loss was ten years or three months ago, encourage them to attend – you may have an opportunity to change the course of their life.

Please note that submitting this application does not guarantee a place for your child at this camp. Your child is not accepted into camp until the screening process is complete and you receive an acceptance email.

Camper Family Registration

Volunteer Registration