Camp Sunrise

 

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.

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.​​

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.​

2021 Camp Sunrise – CANCELED

Hospice of Redmond has made the difficult decision to cancel Camp Sunrise 2021.  As we continue to adapt to our changing environment, we are in the process of creating a Virtual Children’s Grief Support Group. We hope to offer this new program toward the end of June to support our Camp Sunrise families.  Our Virtual Children’s Support Group will be limited in size and age range to offer the most successful outcome. If you know of a child who could benefit from this virtual experience, please contact us at (541) 548-7483.  If you are in need of other grief services, we encourage you to contact us for referral to other resources. 

We look forward to Camp Sunrise 2022 with hope!  We remain optimistic that once again we will provide a meaningful grief camp experience to support grieving children. Thank you for your continued support of Camp Sunrise!  

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 experience with acceptance as they move through the healing process. Support for parents and caregivers will further enhance the grieving child’s journey to health.

Application

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 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

 

Communities Served

  • Redmond

  • Bend

  • Sisters

  • Tumalo

  • Powell Butte

  • Prineville

  • Terrebonne

  • Crooked River Ranch

  • Madras

Hospice of Redmond has been providing Palliative Care with the guidance of Dr. David Tretheway, Medical Director, for 20 years.