Camp Kangaroo is Back in 2023!07 Jun 2023, Posted by Camp Kangaroo in
After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, Camp Kangaroo is back in person. We are so grateful to our clinical partners who worked tirelessly to ensure the children in our communities were supported virtually since early 2020, and we are so excited to be able to welcome our Campers back!
Founded in 2012, Camp Kangaroo, a bereavement camp for kids ages 5-18, is free of charge to any child in the community who has lost a loved one. Over 70% of the children who attend Camp have lost someone suddenly, often to suicide, overdose, or gun violence.
The only national bereavement camp of its kind, Camp Kangaroo is psychotherapy and creative arts based. Led by dedicated professionals and carefully educated volunteers from AccentCare Hospice (formerly 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.
Each Camp also includes a session for caregivers. Our clinicians provide grief support and help them understand the journey their child is facing.
In 2023, Seasons Hospice Foundation is hosting camp in Broward County Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Oregon, Pasco County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, Southern California, and Tampa Florida.