Suicide Loss Camps

Our Suicide Loss Camps, in partnership with A Little Hope Foundation, are specifically designed to bring together children, young adults, parents and guardians who have lost a loved one to suicide, allowing them to grieve, heal and grow surrounded by those who have shared a similar loss.

May 17-19 2024
In Partnership with A Little Hope

Johnsonburg, NJ
Camp Johnsonburg


  • Children and teens program ages 7-17
  • Young adults program ages 18-25
  • Separate optional parent/guardian program
  • Travel support available

September 20-22 2024
In Partnership with Herbert Adelman Foundation

Ortonville, MI
Camp Tamarack


  • Children and teens program ages 7-17
  • Travel support available

The Impact

Campers leave the camp “bubble” transformed with a community, coping skills and new friends who “get it”.

Camp Activities

Include games, arts & crafts, bonfire, and Healing Circle support groups where kids can connect with their peers.


“My son’s father died by suicide in 2018; he was 7 years old. Since then, Comfort Zone Camp has been his place to find a community of other kids who share similar experiences, and grieve with kids and caregivers who are there to support him, lift him up, make him laugh, and allow him a safe place to be vulnerable.”

~Kerry Keyes, camper parent

“The overall weekend was amazing, but it was the people there who changed my life. I shared my story on day one because I instantly felt comfortable. I knew that everyone in the room would not judge me and would listen to every word I said. As someone who barely opens up to other people, this was a big deal.

“I look back now with fond memories of that weekend. Yes, there were painful moments but what made them beautiful was that everyone was hurting together. No one was hurting alone.”

~Dylan Levitt, a 16 year old camper

“For the past five years, I have been honored to be part of my little buddy’s journey as he navigates through life. He has proved inspiring, and I am humbled and grateful for such an opportunity to assist him and watch him grow. 

I love volunteering with an enthusiastic, energized group of campers, staff and other volunteers at A Little Hope Camp. Through healing circles and challenging yet fun courses, campers are given positive support, hope and tools in dealing with their grief at camp and beyond.

ALH camp makes a significant difference in our campers’ lives, and I am fortunate to be involved in the crucial and outstanding work they do.

~Kearns Julien, Big Buddy Volunteer