SandCastles Camp

Every year, our SandCastles Staff hosts our annual summer grief experience, and this year, we were back in person! SandCastles Camp 2022 was held August 5-6.

We were so happy to be BACK IN-PERSON at the Howell Nature Center! After 2 years of virtual camp, we held a multi-venue experience this year and continue to offer a supportive space where grieving children can be heard and understood, and know they aren’t alone.

Campers swam, did adventure challenges, grief activities, and of course, eat s’mores. It was a memorable, healing weekend.

New to SandCastles Camp? Schedule your phone intake today!

New families will need to complete a phone intake prior to registering for SandCastles Camp. Our phone intake process is easy and once completed, your family will join our email list to be the first to hear about SandCastles Camp 2022 updates and registration!

Families new to SandCastles should call us at 313-771-7005 to learn more and complete the over-the-phone intake process.

If you are interested in learning more about SandCastles Camp, please call us at 313-771-7005 to speak with a staff member and request more information.

Volunteer for SandCastles Camp

We are always looking for passionate volunteers eager to help children along their grief journey. We need YOUR help! We rely on volunteers during this memorable weekend experience and have many different opportunities available.

Camp is a lot of work from the staff side. Yet, the power and beauty of what unfolds in a camp experience are unparalleled and worth every minute of effort and every dollar (carefully) spent—being together with peers, sharing, learning, healing, coping, and building friendships. It all happens. We are excitedly developing creative activities and adventures to dive deep into our experiences.

Our camp is designed to challenge and reward both children and adults with memorable learning and growth. We will provide you with the complete SandCastles volunteer training program before camp, which will prepare you to work as a support group facilitator.

If you are interested in joining our team or finding out more information about this fun-filled, challenging, memorable, and potentially life-changing experience, please complete a volunteer application today!

Your commitment will make a big difference in the lives of grieving children in our 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.

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