Testimonials

What Our Campers Say

I started going to Comfort Zone Camp at the age of eleven in April of 2006, only six months after my dad had passed away. Life felt almost unbearable when it came to losing my dad, and I never thought I would be able to get through it. Until I found Comfort Zone. It was the first place as a kid that I walked into that everyone treated me like a normal kid, I finally felt like I didn't have the word different written across my forehead. CZC gave me the coping skills I needed to go back into the…
Niki Russo, CZC Camper Turned Volunteer

What Our Volunteers Say

This year’s theme: BELIEVE. I believe in the most resilient & inspiring little buddies. I believe in the generosity of amazing volunteers. I believe in the power of community. I believe in the special bond that can be formed in just three days. I believe in being present for one another. I believe in heart, soul and LOVE making a difference. I BELIEVE in Comfort Zone Camp!
– Rachel Kamrasch

What Our Parents Say

“I WOULD HAVE TO SAY, THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I MADE FOR MY SONS TO ATTEND THIS CAMP TO HELP THEM THROUGH THE FIRST YEAR OF THEIR FATHER'S PASSING. [THEY WEREN’T] THAT EXCITED ABOUT ATTENDING THE CAMP, BUT WHEN I PICKED THEM UP, THEY WANTED ANOTHER DAY TO SPEND WITH THEIR BIG BUDDIES AND NEW FRIENDS. MY OLDEST SON WANTS TO VOLUNTEER NOW AND THEY BOTH TALK ABOUT ATTENDING THE CAMP AGAIN. THIS EXPERIENCE HELPED ME AS WELL BECAUSE I SAW OTHER PARENTS/CAREGIVERS STILL GRIEVING ALONG WITH ME. I KNEW I WASN'T THE ONLY ONE.”
– CAMPER PARENT

What Our Partners Say

“SINCE 2012, THE NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION’S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMFORT ZONE CAMP AND THEIR PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE STAFF HAS PROVIDED THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN AND STEPCHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS WHO HAVE DIED IN THE LINE-OF-DUTY TO MEET OTHER CHILDREN FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A SIMILAR LOSS. THE CAMP ATMOSPHERE OF HEALING HELPS OUR CAMPERS BETTER UNDERSTAND THEIR GRIEF WHILE LEARNING SKILLS TO COPE WITH THEIR LOSS IN EVERYDAY LIFE.”
— ERIC NAGLE OF NATIONAL FALLEN
FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION