Suicide Loss Camps

Our Suicide Loss Camps 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.

Johnsonburg, NJ
Camp Johnsonburg
May 20-22
In Partnership with A Little Hope

Accepting:

  • Children and teens ages 7-17
  • Young adults ages 18-25
  • Optional Parent Program

Camp Activities

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

The Impact

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

About A Little Hope Foundation

A Little Hope’s mission is to help provide grief counseling and bereavement support services to children and teens who have experienced the loss of a parent or a loved one, regardless of the circumstances of the death.

Testimonials

“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