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Crossroads Kids Camps is a 3-day, 2-night camp where grieving children and their families come to learn, heal, and grow after the death of a loved one.

A camp for grieving children and families to learn, heal, and grow.

How Crossroads Kids helps grieving children

How Crossroads Kids Helps Grieving Children

Crossroads Kids encourages a model of healing by allowing children the opportunity to interact and form lasting bonds with other children who are also struggling with grief after the death of a loved one.

Connecting Kids with Peers Also in Grief

By incorporating therapeutic activities into a fun camping experience, Crossroads Kids allows children to connect with peers who are also experiencing grief.

Crossroads Kids Camp ensures that families are involved at every level of the healing process.

Involving Families and Loved Ones

By involving their families, parents process their own feelings in addition to their children's, encouraging openness and honesty, promoting an effective healing process, and strengthening the family unit.

Crossroads Kids Camp is staffed by master's level social workers, bereavement specialists, and psychologists and maintains a 2-to-1 staff-to-camper ratio.

Professional and Compassionate Staff

We maintain a 1:2 ratio of staff to campers to ensure ample supervision and support. All therapeutic groups are overseen by credentialed, master's level social work and psychology staff.

Crossroads Kids is a 3-day, 2-night camp held at various locations throughout the country and is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

Millions of children experience the pain of a loved one's death without support and help from significant adults. Sadly, most childhood grief is overlooked and grieving children can begin to feel isolated and alone in their sadness, leading to developmental and behavioral issues.

The Reality of Childhood Bereavement

4.8 million children in the U.S. experience the death of one or both parents.

4.8 Million Children Are Grieving

4.8 million children in the U.S. experience the death of one or both parents, not including the loss of other significant person in their lives.

The grief of children is often overlooked by the adults who are dealing with their own grief.

Children’s Grief is Often Overlooked

Sadly, children's emotional needs are often overlooked as their friends cannot relate and the significant adults in their lives are consumed by their own grief.

As grieving children begin to feel continually alone and isolated, they can begin acting out in anger and have difficulty connecting with others as they grow up.

Isolation During Grief is Harmful

The isolation grieving children find themselves in can lead to withdrawal, anger, acting out, aggression, and other issues.

We envision a community that honors the validity of child and family grief by facilitating the healing process.

Learn how Crossroads Kids Camp helps grieving children and families heal.

How We Help Campers & Families Heal

See our previous Crossroads Kids camps and the healing we were privileged to bring to so many grieving chidlren and families.

See our campers' journey in our 2016 Crossroads Kids camp albums!

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Guthrie, OK

October 6th - 8th, 2017

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Excelsior Springs, MO

October 13th - 15th, 2017

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Get started with Crossroads Kids and learn how you can enroll your children today in one of our upcoming camp sessions!

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If there is a grieving child in your life that could benefit from Crossroads Kids Camps in 2017 — or benefit from other available children’s grief programs — email us, contact Meredith Lawler, LCSW, Director of Outreach Programs, or request information concerning your child's attendance at an upcoming Crossroads Kids Camp