Camp Lifetimes

Any child from kindergarten through 5th grade, who has experienced the death of someone significant in their life is invited to attend camp, even if they have not used our services before. It is our hope that each child will leave camp with new friends who understand and know their story, along with the encouragement to continue to work through their grief.

While at Lory’s Place, campers will learn fun ways to prepare and fuel their bodies. Lunch and snacks will be provided during the day. Camp will start and end at Lory’s Place.

At the 2023 Camp Lifetimes, 28 children from 9 surrounding cities enjoyed a day to talk, laugh and learn about their grief and their person who died. We focused on our own superpowers and how we use our them to work through our grief and mourn in a healthy way. The children left understanding the importance of sharing their feelings and taking care of themselves physically and emotionally. We started the day with superhero yoga, shared in a talking circle, engaged in a mask decorating activity and hopped on a bus to travel to Power in Motion for an obstacle course. The day ended with a special closing ceremony. This year’s camp was generously funded by a grant from the Heart of Cook.

Thanks to the generous support of individuals and our community, registration to Camp Lifetimes continues to be offered to all participants without cost. If you know someone who might benefit from our camp experience, please encourage them to attend.

Stay tuned for 2024 Camp Lifetimes information.