The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is hosting the only camp of its kind in Austin. Camp Red Bird is a bereavement summer day camp for children ages 6-17 that have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. New for summer 2023 is a dedicated camp for teens.
It is a safe place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, learn that it is okay to grieve, and to understand that they are not alone. It is a place where they can feel ‘normal’, because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it’s like to lose someone important to them.
Camp Red Bird engages children in therapeutic activities that incorporate art, crafts, nature-based experiences, yoga, and movement to help process feelings of grief. Children who attend camp learn to develop healthy coping skills in a safe and supportive environment.
There will be three sessions for Camp Red Bird.
Session 1: June 19th - 23rd (Younger Kids, 6-11)
Teen Camp: July 10th - 14th (Teens, 12-17)
Session 2: July 24th - 28th (Younger Kids, 6-11)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Early drop off available at 7:45 am and late pick-up ends at 5:30 pm.
Camp Red Bird is led by a licensed therapist as well as camp counselors.
The curriculum is overseen by a team of grief and loss professionals.
There will be opportunities to share in a safe supportive environment.
Activities include nature-based activities, yoga and a variety of fun therapeutic games, arts and crafts.
Snacks are provided. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss will be following CDC and City of Austin local health safety guidelines.
The Austin Center for Grief & Loss
2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757