Good Grief Campouts
Create lasting friendships. Lean into adventure. Breathe fresh air. And build resiliency, friendships and robust marshmallow toasting skills. Join us at TAPS Good Grief Campouts, where the combination of nature and #tapsfam is nothing short of summertime magic.
At each campout location, nature sets the stage. Lakes, pools, trails, fire circles, open skies, sports fields and green trees provide a backdrop that's both challenging and welcoming. Joining campers in the great outdoors are TAPS staff and military mentors, who lead activities, provide support and create the right environment for playing, sharing, creating and exploring.
One-on-one time with military mentors reinforces the camper's sense of importance - and there's time built into the schedule for that undivided attention. Each day is also rounded out with team-building and group activities, giving each camper the opportunity to lead and follow, to build relationships with each other and with trusted adults and to navigate the unfamiliar with renewed confidence.
Sometimes a child's grief sounds like stifled tears and long silences. It's the sound of loneliness, not the sound of camaraderie. At campouts, healing sounds like shouts of encouragement and shared stories. Campouts are safe spaces for quiet, solitary children too, and healing also sounds like tree leaves rustling in the wind during quiet time. Help your child move beyond grief lived indoors - join us for a breath of fresh air.
Good Grief Campouts are for children ages 6 to 17 who are six months beyond their loss.