Camp Hope

Camp Hope for KidsA very special project of Lourdes Hospice

Camp Hope for Kids is a day camp for children and teens who have experienced the loss of an immediate family member such as: a parent, guardian, grandparent, or sibling.  Children ages 6-14 are welcome to participate in this specialized day camp. This year's camp will take place August 20-22, 2019.

Camp Sertoma, Kirkwood, NY

The camp is run by professional social workers, teachers and nurses who have experience working with children and grief and loss.  They will be able to grieve openly and learn how to deal with their emotions and realize that there are other children that are experiencing similar loss.

The activities offered in the camp provide opportunities for learning, healthy grieving and hopeful living.  The camp will encourage fun and play, while engaging the children in therapeutic activities such as memory books.   Campers will also participate in Healing Circles, a support group that gives opportunities for each child and teen to share their stories, get to know each other and learn ways of coping.   Our caring staff offers guidance and support.

Camp Hope is hosted by Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road, Kirkwood, NY.

Campers enjoy their day.Activities Include:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • and More...

Registration Information

Enrollment for this program is limited to 40 children and is on a first come first serve basis. Once you call or email to enroll, we will call you back and send you an enrollment packet to fill out.  Registration and a slot at the camp is not reserved until the enrollment packet has been completed and returned.  Cost is $10 per child for the entire camp session.

For more information or to register, contact Bettye Canestaro, Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850, 607-584-9160, 


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