Camp Kangaroo

Camp Kangaroo


Calling All Campers!

Camp season is our favorite season, no matter what time of year it is! As Seasons professionals and volunteers, we enjoy nothing more than our camp experiences for children who have suffered the death of a loved one.

A Healing & Supportive Atmosphere

In partnership with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Camp Kangaroo will be offered for bereaved children at the following locations:

Naperville, IL (Aug 4-6, 2017)
Broward County, FL (Nov 19-20, 2016)
Detroit, MI (Jan 14-16, 2017)
Miami, FL (Jan 14-15, 2017)
Baltimore, Maryland (Feb 18-20, 2017)
Phoenix, AZ (Feb 18-20, 2017)
S. California (May 5-7, 2017)

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The Tree That Survived the Winter by Mary Fahy
Saying Goodbye by Jim and Joan Boulden
When Dinosaurs Die by L.K. and M. Brown
I Will Never Forget You, (Teen Journal) by Emilio Parga
The Fall of Freddie The Leaf
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child By the Dougy Center
When Sickness Happens by Jim and Joan Boulden
When Death Happens by Jim and Joan Boulden
Back to Life: Your Personal Guidebook to Grief Recovery by Jennie Wright

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Why Camp Kangaroo?

Here, children can journey through grief—and embrace life—in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Camp Kangaroo is a bereavement camp experience offered free of charge to children in the community who have suffered the death of a loved one. Participants receive grief education and emotional support combined with fun camp activities. The only national bereavement camp of its kind, this program is psychotherapy and creative arts therapy based. Led by dedicated professionals and trained volunteers from Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, Camp Kangaroo helps children feel less alone in their grief, provides them with a supportive environment to express their emotions, and helps them learn effective coping strategies. It gives an opportunity for children to find new meaning following the loss of their loved ones. Camp Kangaroo is a source of healing and fun for the children who need it most.


This unique camp program is created for bereaved children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Since children experience grief in their own unique way, our campers may be at different stages of the bereavement process. As part of the registration process, one of our staff will contact you to complete an interview that will help our staff to meet each individual camper’s needs.


Camp Kangaroo is offered free of charge to eligible children through the generous gifts of Seasons Hospice Foundation donors. Will you consider sponsoring a bereaved child to attend our camp? The Sponsor a Camper Program is your opportunity to make a difference. By providing a sponsorship, you can help change a child’s life forever! A gift of $300 will sponsor one child to attend our camp. The emotional impact that this camp program provides is priceless.


For more information please contact Luisa Kcomt at 847-692-1000 or email her at: LKcomt@Seasons.org

Camp Kangaroo in the News

Chicago Tribune Article on 20 children work through grief at Camp Kangaroo

Camp Kangaroo WBALATV News Spot


We are proud to have the support of the following national corporate sponsors for our Camp Kangaroo Program.