SandCastles Camp

About SandCastles Camp

SandCastles Camp is an annual, overnight, weekend-long camp experience for children and teens that have experienced the death of someone close to them. The camp weekend is offered free of charge and facilitated by professional staff specializing in grief as well as trained volunteers from SandCastles Grief Support Program. Grief is a normal, natural response to death, and individuals who are supported in their loss are able to heal in additional ways. Camp offers that support.

SandCastles has offered a camp program since 1997.

Register for SandCastles Camp!

SandCastles Camp applications for 2020 will become available in the late spring!  To participate in SandCastles Camp, your child or teen must be between 2nd and 12th grades. Camp dates are Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, 2020.  If you are interested in learning more about this camp, please call SandCastles at 313-771-7005 to speak with a staff member and request more information.

Volunteer for SandCastles Camp

Are you someone looking to become involved with helping children on their grief journey even if it’s just for a short weekend? Here is your opportunity! SandCastles is looking for volunteers to help in support of their SandCastles Camp bereavement camp held the weekend of August 21-23, 2019. We rely on volunteers during this memorable weekend experience and have many different opportunities for you to volunteer. We are in need of Group Facilitators to facilitate the children’s groups for the weekend and Helpers that can assist in many areas throughout the weekend.

The weekend is both challenging and rewarding for both the children and adults to learn and to grow in amazing ways. We will provide you with the complete SandCastles volunteer training program prior to camp, which will prepare you to work as a support group facilitator. If you are interested in joining our team for the weekend or finding out more information about this fun-filled, challenging, memorable and potentially life-changing experience, please contact us at 313-771-7005 or Please indicate you are calling to become a volunteer for SandCastles Camp. Your commitment will make a big difference in the lives of grieving children in the community.

Donate to SandCastles Camp

We do not charge for children to attend our camp. If you are interested in making a donation directly to SandCastles Camp to help sponsor a child for camp, please click here to donate online.

Our camp sponsors include Henry Ford Hospice, Henry Ford OptimEyes, Dignity Memorial, Absopure, and many other dedicated individuals and organizations.

Click here to access photo galleries from past years!

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