Camp Sunrise enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest children’s grief camps in the nation and longest running in the state of Oregon.
We are delighted to announce the return of our three-day overnight camp for 2023! This year, Camp Sunrise will be held on June 16-18th, 2023, at United Methodist Camp at Suttle Lake.
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 experiences 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 from a professional, trained staff and volunteers, children share their experiences and gain skills to help them begin moving through the healing process.
Camp Sunrise enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest children’s grief camps in the nation and the longest-running in the state of Oregon.
The camp is open to up to 40 children who reside in Deschutes, Jefferson, and Crook counties and is offered at no charge.
Youth are referred to Camp Sunrise from various 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.
We learn that everyone has a different way of grieving.
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.
A grief camp for children ages 7—14
June 16 – 18, 2023
United Methodist Camp at Suttle Lake
Camp Sunrise Application
Complete this application for your child. The completed application can be: scanned & emailed back or faxed to 541.548.1507 or mailed to
Camp Sunrise c/o
Hospice of Redmond
732 SW 23rd St.
Redmond, OR 97756
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 experiences with acceptance as they move through the healing process. Support for parents and caregivers will further enhance the grieving child’s journey to health.
Any donation, large or small, to support Camp Sunrise is welcome. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax professional. Thank you for your support!
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.
Become a Camp Sunrise Volunteer
Camp Sunrise isn’t possible without the help from volunteers within our community. If you’d like to volunteer to be a part of our 2023 Camp Sunrise, we have the following positions available:
Camp Operations Staff
Saturday Relief Counselor
Learn more about our available positions by reading their job description by clicking the link below. You can also apply to be a volunteer by completing the form below.
Camp Sunrise Volunteer Positions
Thank you to our sponsors and donors for our 2019 Camp Sunrise event!
- The Weitzman Family Foundation
- Norco/Kissler Family Foundation & Jim Kissler
- Sisters Kiwanis Club
- Michael Durkee
- Redmond Service League
- Neighborhood Trust – Jersey Boys Pizzeria
- American Legion/Ray Johnson Sons of American Legion
- William Price Foundation
- Roundhouse Foundation
- First Interstate Bank
- Michelle Deimling
- Betty Jordan
- Harold & Floralei Darcy
- Larry Abney
- Lynn Alexander
- Pat Riddle
- Rea Boggs
- Kroger/Fred Meyer Rewards
- Ginny Senden
- Betty Malloy
- Katha Biggs
- Jean George
We are delighted to offer Hospice, Palliative Care, and Transitions services to the following Central Oregon communities.
- Powell Butte
- Crooked River Ranch