Mikey's Camp


Mikey's Camp provides a supportive environment where children and teens can explore the normal process of grieving and where their self-expression is heard, valued, and honored. The camp is staffed by professional grief facilitators and trained volunteers.

The guiding principles of Mikey's Camp:

  • Grief is a normal process in response to the death of a loved one.
  • Each child has the natural capacity to heal in his or her own time frame.
  • The duration and intensity of grief is unique to each individual.
  • Care, support, and acceptance are essential to the healing process.

At Mikey's Camp, children ages 7-17 are paired with an adult "Big Buddy." These Big Buddies provide a unique relationship by companioning the children and teens in their grief process. Camp provides many activities designed to help children/teen express themselves and develop bonds with others.

Camp activities:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Games
  • Hikes
  • Boating
  • Bonfires
  • Skits
  • Ziplining
  • Memory Activities
  • and more
  • Children do not have to be attending KIDZ'NGRIEF go to Mikey's Camp.

    It is our policy that once a camper has attended two camps their name will be placed on our waiting list until one month before camp, when we close registration and give openings to those repeat campers.

    Mikey’s Camp is held each year in November. For more information or to enroll, contact Beth Pile at 757-737-2287 or audre_pile@bshsi.org.