Who qualifies for Camp Comfort?
Any child between the ages of 6 and 12 who is grieving the death of a family member or friend.
How long has Camp Comfort been in existence?
Camp Comfort was started in 1995 and is a program of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, which has offered medical care, bereavement support, and education to individuals and families since 1980. More than 1,400 children have attended Camp Comfort since its inception.
Who is in charge of Camp Comfort?
Camp Comfort is run by trained counselors and social workers who have experience working with children in hospice, school settings, and individual counseling.
Trained mental health counselors, grief professionals, and volunteers will be supervising your child at Camp Comfort. To ensure that each child receives plenty of personal attention, specially trained volunteers, or “buddies,” stay with their assigned campers throughout the weekend, including in the cabins at night. A camp nurse is available for first aid and dispensing of medication. All staff and volunteers are screened and have undergone background checks.
My child has some special needs. Can you accommodate him or her?
Please indicate your child’s needs on the application. All children will be considered on an individual basis, based on the camp’s abilities to meet their needs.
Where is Camp Comfort?
It is located near Georgetown, Colorado, on Interstate 70, just 32 miles west of Denver. Specific directions will be sent to you prior to the camp date.
How much does Camp Comfort cost?
The total cost for the Camp Comfort weekend, including all meals, snacks, overnight accommodations, recreation, and workshops is $150. Scholarships may be available based on financial need. Contact us for more information.
Where do I call for more information?
You may reach Camp Comfort program directors at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MST) at 303-674-6400 or email Jennifer Piwnicki at email@example.com.