Announcing Camp Kara 2020!

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We have some special news to share with our Kara ‘community’.  In 2008 Kara began operating an annual bereavement camp dedicated to creating a safe and caring space for grieving children and teens.  We are excited to launch a new direction for our bereavement camp program in 2020 with a new branded name, Camp Kara!


The Meaning of Our Name

The word “Kara” is the gothic root of the word ‘care’, meaning to lament, to grieve, to express sorrow, to cry out with.  Fittingly, our camp name reflects the power of this special weekend where campers share experiences around grief and loss, acquire coping skills, and gain support from making connections with peers.  Our 2020 Camp Kara will be held in Livermore, CA at Camp Arroyo, on the weekend of July 10 – 12.  Camper applications will be available beginning January 27.  Detailed information can be found on our website’s  Camp Kara page.


The Power of Camp Kara

Camp Kara is a free bereavement camp for youth ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.  Children and teens come together for one weekend to participate in traditional fun camp activities and peer support focused grief activities. Campers are supported throughout the weekend by Kara’s highly trained volunteers and staff.

Children and teens benefit from Camp Kara by:

  • Developing a better understanding of grief.
  • Exploring the range of emotions, thoughts and experiences that follow a death.
  • Learning coping skills, which can be used beyond the camp weekend.
  • Connecting with peers who have common experiences.
  • Having opportunities to address feelings and honor the person who died.

We are excited about our new name, Camp Kara, and greatly appreciate our many generous supporters who empower us to provide children and teens a safe and unique space to ‘grieve with’ others kids.

Learn more about Camp Kara