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Camp Kara Application Information

Camp Kara Application Information

Applications will be available January 27, 2020 and must be completed by March 31, 2020.

Space is limited. Please apply early!
Applications are reviewed in the order received and priority is given to new campers and those living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Step 1: Complete Parts 1 and 2 of the application.

Part 1 collects information for the family. Part 2 collects information for the child. Part 1 will only need to be completed once, please complete Part 2 for each child applying to camp.

Step 2: Additional Information

We will contact you in March or April if we need additional information to help us better understand your child’s needs. If we leave a message and do not hear back from you promptly, we must place you on the waitlist and move on to the next applicant.

Step 3: Family Group Interview

The parent or guardian, as well as all children applying will be required to attend a family group interview.
This family group interview will be an opportunity for you to get more information about Kara and Camp Kara, and will allow us to meet and interact with all of the potential campers and their families in a group setting. This is also an excellent opportunity for the campers to meet each other. We will contact you with directions and what to bring.
  • #1 Friday evening, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, April 17th in Palo Alto
  • #2 Saturday morning, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, April 18th in Livermore
  • #3 Saturday morning, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, May 2nd in Palo Alto

Family Group Interview Details

A confirmation email will be sent to you approximately 2 weeks before the Family Group Interview you signed up for with detailed information on the location.

We will start the interview with a short presentation about camp, we will then break into groups. Children and teens will spend the remaining time doing activities, parents and guardians will need to complete some required registration paperwork. Staff and volunteers will be available during the entire process to answer any questions.

You will be notified via email no later than May 22, 2020 if your child/teen is accepted to attend Camp Kara 2020.


Once capacity of the camp is reached, later applicants will be placed on a waitlist (if any space opens up families will be called before June 26th). You will also be offered opportunities to apply to another Bay Area bereavement camp.