Camp Sunrise | Hospice of Redmond - Hospice Care, Bereavement Support
camp sunrise grief camp for kids and teens in redmond oregon

Camp Sunrise - A Grief Camp for Kids and Teens

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 2024! This year, Camp Sunrise will be held from June 14th to June 16th 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.

Camp Sunrise has typically been offered to children ages 7-14 residing in Central Oregon who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This year, for the first time, we are offering a teen program at Camp Sunrise in addition to the children’s program. This means that this year, we will have a children’s program for children ages 7-12 years old and a teen program for teens ages 13-17 years old.

The children’s program will have structured games, music, art, stories, and other therapies to teach bereaved campers about grief and how to understand their feelings. The teen program will have some of these elements woven into a mature program with age-specific topics based on teens’ unique needs.

We are pleased to offer our campers support from a professional, trained staff and volunteers.

The camp is open to up to 40 children and teens 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 also offer specifically designed educational sessions for parents, providing them 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.

We know that although everyone has a different way of grieving, no one needs to go through it alone. We are honored to walk through grief with you.

Camp Sunrise

A grief camp for Children ages 7—12 and Teens ages 13-17

June 14 – 16, 2023

United Methodist Camp at Suttle Lake in Sisters, Oregon

29551 SW Suttle Lake Loop,
Sisters, OR 97759

 

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.

Click here to apply: Camp Sunrise 2024 Application

Camp Sunrise Volunteer Hospice of Redmond

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:

Lead Counselor
Assistant Counselor
Floating Counselor
Camp Operations Staff
Saturday Relief Counselor
Greeter

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

Application for Volunteers

Application for Kids

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.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors who have made Camp Sunrise possible in the years past.

  • 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

 

Communities Served

We are delighted to offer Hospice, Palliative Care, and Transitions services to the following Central Oregon communities. 

  • Redmond
  • Bend
  • Sisters
  • Tumalo
  • Powell Butte
  • Prineville
  • Terrebonne
  • Crooked River Ranch
  • Madras