Camp Sunrise is founded on the understanding that every child deserves the opportunity to grieve in a safe, supportive, and understanding environment. With loving support, children grieving a death can share their experience with acceptance as they move through the healing process.
The bereavement camp is offered to children ages 7-14 residing in Central Oregon who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Structured games, music, art, stories, and other therapies teach bereaved campers about grief and how to understand their feelings. With support by a professional, trained staff and volunteers, children share their experiences and gain skills to help them begin moving through the healing process.
"We learned that everyone has a different way of grieving."
The camp is open to up to 40 children each year who reside in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties and is offered at no charge. The three-day, two-night camp experience is held the third weekend of June.
Complete this application for your child. The completed application can be:
scanned & emailed back
or faxed to 541.548.1507
or mailed to
c/o Hospice of Redmond
732 SW 23rd St.
Redmond, OR 97756
For more information, call our Bereavement Coordinator at 541.548.7483 or email email@example.com.
Serving all of Central Oregon since 1981
Youth are referred to Camp Sunrise from a variety of sources including schools, churches, counselors and organizations/ agencies serving youth and families. Hospice counselors interview the children and their caregivers prior to camp to verify they are appropriate for this camp experience. During the interview, we explain the purpose and premise of the program so families are prepared to participate.
In addition, we offer specially designed sessions for parents, which provide skills to strengthen their understanding of how to be an effective support system for their children. Post-camp support is also offered to the campers’ parents to further enhance the grieving child’s journey to health.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you to our sponsors and
donors for our 2016 Camp Sunrise event!
Roundhouse Foundation Drifters Car Club
Sisters Kiwanis Gil & Roberta Achterhof, Sisters Rotarians
Wells Fargo Foundation Neighborhood Trust Fund
The Rotary Foundation: Hal & Francie Kibby Donor Advised Fund
Fred Meyer Ladies of the Elks
Rotary Club of Sisters Hal & Lei Darcey, Sisters Rotarians
William Price Foundation Redmond service League
Kirby Nagelhout Construction Rea Boggs
Lynne Alexander And many other supporters, we are D. Reynolds grateful for you!!
Camp Sunrise can also be supported on a continuing basis through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. Just enroll here online and link your Rewards card to Camp Sunrise. You continue to receive Rewards Points, Rebates and Fuel Points while Camp Sunrise earns donations.