The Minnesota Foundation for Children sponsors camps for children (ages 5-12) and teens (13-18) who have lost someone significant in their lives. Where: Locations vary. When: Held twice each year Contact: 218-372-8420. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Children's Grief Connection.
Youth grief Services offers a 7-week grief support series designed to help youth and teens, ages 4 through 18, grieve the death of a loved one. Parent/adult groups also offered to provide education and support for the caregivers in the children's lives. When: Call for dates. Where: Burnsville, South Minneapolis Cost: No feeContact: Youth Grief Services, 952-892-2111, with questions. Pre-registration is required. Email email@example.com or visit our website Fairview Youth Grief Services
Grief support programs help preschoolers to teens deal with losing a loved one. Where: Mercy Hospital, 4050 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433 When: Call for dates. Contact: Mercy Hospital Social Services at 763-236-8050 or Jackie Sandusky at 763-442-3020 (this is her cell phone).
A weekend camp for kids ages 7-18.Where: Confidence Learning Center, Sylvan Lake, East Gull Lake, MN When: in the month of May Contact: Jenni at 218-828-2344
Hope, Healing and Happiness for Grieving Kids and Families. Thanks to the generosity of Elaine H. Olson, the Lake Region Hospital Foundation, the Unite Way, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and community supporters, Camp Emily is offered FREE of charge. Where: Lakeland Hospice Office, Fergus Falls, MN When: second Saturday in October, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact: 218-998-1400 or 888-820-7885
Grief support for children, preschool through high school. Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hastings, MN When: Call for dates. Contact: Jill Skaife at 651-437-4254 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of MN sponsors this camp to provide support for children, ages 6-16, affected by a parent's cancer. Where: Camp Northstar, Hayward, WI When: Call for dates.Contact: 608-212-8962 or email email@example.com. For more information www.campkesem.org.
Children's Hospitals in Minneapolis offers comfort and support to children and families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of a sibling or child. Where: Children's Hospitals and Clinics – Minneapolis, 2525 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 When: Call for programs. Contact: 612-813-7216
This organization offers support groups, classes and complementary therapies for people with life-threatening illness, their families and caregivers. Where: Pathways, 3115 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 When: Call for dates. Contact: Call 612-822-9061. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.pathwaysminneapolis.org.
Eight-week Grief Support for Children, Teens, and their Parents offered twice a year to help children and teens grieving the death of a loved one. Where: North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3500 France Ave. N., Suite 102/103, Robbinsdale 55419 When: Call for dates. Contact: 763-581-9590, North Memorial Grief Support
Good Grief Camp is a day camp for children in grades 2-12. Where: Rochester, MN When: Call for dates. Contact: 507-285-1930 or Seasons Hospice
Mayo Clinic Hospice invites children
and teens (ages 5 to 18) who have experienced the death of a significant
person in their life to this one-day camp. Campers will have the
opportunity to spend time with other children who have had a similar
experience and meet with trained grief facilitators who will encourage
discussion on loss, grief, healing, and new beginnings. Campers will be
assigned to age-appropriate groups and will participate in a variety of
activities, including nature walks, crafts, music, petting zoo, rock
wall climbing, and group time. Families are required to participate in a
closing activity with the campers from 3–4 p.m. An optional
Parent/Guardian Support Session will be offered from 9–10:30 a.m.When: Saturday, September 16, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Where: Ironwood Springs Ranch, 7291CR 6 SW, Stewartville, MN 55976 Cost: Free but registration required by Sept. 1Contact: Call Amy Stelpflug at 507-284-4527 or 800-679-9084 or email@example.com for application forms.
The Center's many programs include support groups for Spouse/Partner loss, child loss, suicide survivors, homicide loss. All who have experienced significant loss. Groups also available for LGBT, women's group and sibling loss. Where: The Center for Grief, 1133 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 When: Call for dates. Contact: Call 651-641-0177. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Hospitals in St. Paul offers comfort and support to children and families in the Children's Hospitals and Clinics system after the death of a sibling or child. Where: Children's Hospitals and Clinics – St. Paul, 345 N. Smith Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102 When: Call for programs. Contact: 612-813-7216
Facing Cancer Together (FaCT) is offered free of charge for children and families who have a parent with cancer. FaCT helps families gain understanding, strength, and hope as they journey through the cancer experience together. Where: 708 South Third Street Suite 105E Saint Paul, MN 55108When: Call for dates. Contact: Janice Haines 612-627-9000. Email FACT@mnangel.org or visit www.MNAngel.org.
A weekend camp for grieving kids ages 7-14.Where: Shetek Lutheran Ministries Camp, Slayton, MN When: once annually in May Contact: Whitney at 605-929-1841 or www.camplovesembrace.com
Lakeview Hospital sponsors support groups for children (kindergarten to senior high) and families who have lost loved ones. Where: Lakeview Hospital, 927 Churchill Street West, Stillwater, MN 55082 When: Call for dates. Contact: 651-430-4586
A weekend camp for grieving kids grades 1-6. Where: Rice Grief Center, Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, MN When: annually in the Spring Contact: Judie Dunlop at 320-231-4450
Youth Grief Services hosts an annual 3-day camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. When: July 24-26, 2015 Where: One Heartland Center, Willow River Cost: Free Contact: Youth Grief Services, 952-892-2111. Email email@example.com or visit our website Youth Grief Services
Faiths' Lodge is a unique retreat for families who currently have a seriously ill child or have suffered the loss of a child. To stay at Faith's Lodge, each couple or family must receive a referral from a member of their healthcare team or faith community, a mental health practitioner, or an approved support organization, such as the Ronald McDonald House. When: Call for dates. Contact: 715-866-8200 to speak to a staff member