The loss of a loved one touches each member of the family, including children. To help young people through their bereavement, Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA created Kids Camp. This overnight summer camp program is specially designed for young people ages 6 – 15 that have experienced the death of a loved one.
At Kids Camp, young people enjoy traditional camping activities, such as swimming and hiking, in an atmosphere where both staff and fellow campers understand their special needs. Kids Camp is held in the Bakersfield, Fresno, and Northern California (Livermore) areas and is open to the community – attendees loved one did not have to utilize hospice services. The Fresno Camp is held in mid-July, Bakersfield in late July/early August and NORCAL in mid-August.
Bristol Hospice Foundation of CA would like to recognize The Taylor Family Foundation for hosting our NORCAL Kids Camp held at The Taylor Family Foundation at Camp Arroyo. The Taylor Family Foundation’s mission is to preserve the wellness and enhance the quality of life for children in Northern California with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, disabilities and youth at-risk through unique therapeutic experiences and support. For more information, please visit www.ttff.org.ion.
This innovative experience is available at no cost to families, thanks to generous support from the community. Camp participants may be referred by school counselors, healthcare providers, family members, and others.
One Day Session
Saturday, July 22 at Madison Grove Park for ages 6-9
Overnight Session I
Sunday, July 23 – Tuesday, July 25 @ Gergen Ranch for ages 9-12
Overnight Session II
Wednesday, July 26 – Friday, July 28 @ Gergen Ranch for ages 12-16
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