Grief Camps for Children, Adolescents and Teens
Now Accepting Applications
NOTE: Please complete and return the entire packet by mail or in person
to 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick MD 21701, or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be considered as a camper.
Weekend: June 10-12, 2022
Skycroft Conference Center, Middletown MD, grades 1-8
Applications due May 12 - space is limited
One Day: September 24, 2022
Thorpewood Retreat Center, Thurmont MD, grades 1-8
Applications due September 9 - space is limited
Teen: November 12, 2022
Thorpewood Retreat Center, Thurmont MD, grades 9-12
Applications due October 28 - space is limited
Camp Jamie follows FCPS COVID guidelines.
View Our Camp Jamie Brochure
Camp Jamie is a special opportunity for grieving children, adolescents
and teens to come together to talk about their feelings related to the
death of someone special, and learn coping skills for dealing with those
feelings. Camp Jamie is held three times per year. Our teen and weekend
sleepover camps are held in the spring. Our one day camp is held in the
fall. Each camp provides unique opportunities to express and communicate
grief in a healthy and safe environment.
Who are the staff members?
Camp Jamie staff includes professional grief counselors and specially
trained volunteers. Children accepted for weekend sleepover camp are paired
with an adult volunteer called a Big Buddy, with whom he or she will spend
the weekend. Big Buddies provide companionship, support, friendship and
lots of individualized attention for their Little Buddy. Our one day camp
is facilitated by our grief counselors and trained long time Camp Jamie
What are the types of activities?
In addition to grief education and support, campers also enjoy camp activities
such as team games, arts/crafts, hiking, campfires with storytellers and
All activities provide plenty of opportunities for the children to express
themselves and develop bonds with others. Through interactions with other
children and adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief.
What is the cost?
Thanks to our generous donors, Camp Jamie is available for Frederick County
children and teens at no charge.
To register a child or become a volunteer for Camp Jamie, please download
our application. For further questions, call the Hospice office at 240-566-3030.
Space is limited, so be sure to register early.