Message From Our Founder

Welcome to the Comfort Zone Family,

It’s hard to believe we are celebrating 25 years of camp. When we started in 1998, we were the first 501c3 non-profit bereavement camp in the country. As the need for our services continued to grow, so has Comfort Zone. We are now in 12 states and have impacted 24,000 campers. One third of our volunteers are now former campers wanting to pay forward what was given to them.

Our philosophy?  “Lead with heart and common sense and good things will happen.” Never stray from our Core Value of, “Kids Come First!”.

Our reward? Wonderful parents and guardian willing to share their children with us, supportive volunteers who give us their valuable time, committed donors who understand that grieving children need a voice and a place and tangibly want to do something to help with children’s mental health!

Our ultimate reward? Feedback from campers and parents with this beautiful message,

“To the Comfort Zone Village,

“My 14 year old son began to flounder in September. He had behavioral issues at school. I am so grateful to your team. He went to camp in the first week of November and came home a healthier person. I so appreciate your unique ways of reaching kids like my son and ensuring he is not alone in his grief journey.”

Sending warm wishes and “comfort” your way,

Lynne B. Hughes
Founder and CEO

(804) 377-3430
6606 W. Broad Street
Suite 401 Richmond, VA 23230

Comfort Zone Camp