Vancouver Island Grief Retreat for Youth

March 20-23, 2020, Crofton, Vancouver Island
If you’re between the ages of 13-19 and want to learn how to cope with the death of a loved one then join us for an experience like no other – you’ll be glad you did!


Camp Kerry’s Vancouver Island Youth Retreat

Since 2007, the Camp Kerry Society has successfully served thousands of individuals and families through our unique bereavement retreat program, “Camp Kerry”. We currently run Camp Kerry Retreats for families and youth.

Our youth retreats have occurred at various locations across Canada, and we are excited to be offering one on Vancouver Island for the very first time! We will be collaborating with a number of Hospice Organizations and other service providers throughout the Island so that we may serve the unique needs of each community better.

The Island Youth Retreat will be an opportunity for youth impacted by serious illness, grief and loss to find a sense of connection, healing and hope.

Vancouver Island Youth Retreat








What to expect

Something For Everyone!

On our youth retreats one can expect to participate in a variety of activities that are intended to assist in the healthy processing of grief. Some of these include; Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Peer Support Groups, Adventure Challenges and more.

Perhaps the greatest asset one will receive through attendance of this retreat is a network of peer support – “friends”. Essentially, these supports can become lifelines that will last for years and help during the toughest of times.


Interested in Being a Host?

In February, 2020, the Camp Kerry will be conducting information sessions in communities throughout Vancouver Island. There are a number of Hospice Organizations and First Nation’s Communities who have already signed up. More information about the locations of these meetings will be availabe on our website by the third week of January. 

Interested in Volunteering?

The Volunteer time commitment for this program is five days – March 19-23, 2020. If you are interested we would love to hear from you. Please complete a Volunteer Application through our online portal or contact our office directly.


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