Jul
13
Mon
July 13 – Larkspur, CA – Volunteer Training @ Hospice by the Bay
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

During this training session you will meet Comfort Zone staff and learn what to expect at camp and how our program impacts grieving children. You will receive education about childhood bereavement, and we’ll give you tips on how to be successful in whichever volunteer role you are selected to fill.

Volunteer Training

Jul
14
Tue
July 14 – Larkspur, CA – Volunteer Training @ Hospice by the Bay
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

During this training session you will meet Comfort Zone staff and learn what to expect at camp and how our program impacts grieving children. You will receive education about childhood bereavement, and we’ll give you tips on how to be successful in whichever volunteer role you are selected to fill.

Volunteer Training

Aug
7
Fri
August 7-9 – Occidental, CA – In Partnership with Hospice by the Bay @ CYO Camp
Aug 7 @ 3:30 pm – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm

**This camp is made possible by a generous partnership with Hospice by the Bay. This program serves families who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, guardian, close relative, or friend.**

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. 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

Oct
16
Fri
October 16 – 18 – Mountain Center, CA – In Partnership with Blue H.E.L.P @ Apple Canyon Center
Oct 16 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 18 @ 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.

CAMP MODELS & ELIGIBILITY

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.

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, Callee Miller at
cmiller@comfortzonecamp.org OR call 804-377-3430 ext.214 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, Katie Moriarty at
kmoriarty@comfortzonecamp.org OR call 804-377-3430.

WHEN & WHERE?

Friday, October 16th – Sunday, October 18th

Apple Canyon Retreat Center | 56400 Apple Canyon Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561

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