Grief Camps for Children and Adolescents
Now Accepting Applications
Weekend : June 5-6
Frederick Health Village, Frederick, MD, ages 6-14
(Due to COVID restrictions, the weekend camp will not have an overnight stay)
One Day : September 25
Thorpewood, Thurmont, MD, ages 6-14
2021 Safety Guidelines/Protocols
View Our Camp Jamie Brochure
Download Our New Volunteer Application
Camp Jamie is a special opportunity for grieving children and adolescents
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 two times per year. Our weekend sleepover camp is 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
Who are the staff members?
Camp Jamie staff includes professional bereavement 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 bereavement counselors and trained long time Camp
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.
Our Music Therapist assists the kids in helping to write and perform a
song for their families once they return from camp.
What is the cost?
Thanks to our generous donors, Camp Jamie is available to the children
of Frederick County 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.