Camp Sol is a group of bereaved parents, medical professionals and mental health professionals bonded to serve the common cause of assisting grieving families through one of life's most difficult tragedies, the death of a child. Camp Sol utilizes the experiences of parents who have experienced the death of a child, along with the expertise and support of child life specialists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers, play therapists, music therapists, psychologists and community grief support representatives to assist grieving families.
The Camp Sol Family Retreat Weekend encourages families to connect with other grieving families as well as heal together through their shared experiences. The retreat also provides support groups and specific programming for children, parents and the family, and traditional camp activities to facilitate family bonding.
Children’s programming during The Camp Sol Family Retreat Weekend, is designed to facilitate the expression of feelings relating to the death of a child’s sibling and to provide support as the child finds new ways to cope with grief. The therapeutic interventions such as expressive arts and music therapy are blended with camp activities to encourage the socialization of siblings who often feel isolated in their grief. For many children, this is the first opportunity to meet someone else their age that has experienced the death of a brother or sister. In order to facilitate continued understanding in the home, parents are provided valuable information regarding the developmental aspects of grief as well as an opportunity to meet with the Camp Sol staff regarding the needs of their particular child.