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The Austin Center for Grief & Loss is hosting the only camp of its kind in Austin. Camp Red Bird is a bereavement summer day camp for children ages 6-12 that have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver.

Camp Red Bird creates a safe environment where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, learn that it is okay to grieve, and to understand that they are not alone.  It is a space where they can feel ‘normal’, because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it’s like to lose someone important to them.


Camp Red Bird engages children in therapeutic activities that incorporate art, crafts, nature-based experiences, yoga, and movement to help process feelings of grief.  Children who attend camp learn to develop healthy coping skills in a safe and supportive environment.


Camp Red Bird will be in person in summer 2022. We will remain flexible and pivot to meet the conditions as they develop keeping safety a top priority.    



June 13th - 17th

July 18th - 22nd

Camp Red Bird will be led by a licensed therapist as well as camp counselors.  The curriculum is overseen by a team of grief and loss professionals.  


 There will be opportunities to share in a safe supportive environment.  Activities include nature based activities, yoga and a variety of fun therapeutic

games, arts and crafts.   




The camp will be limited to 12 children per session. 

Contact Us:

For further information please email Rachel Saffer, LCSW,

If you know someone who would benefit from Camp Red Bird services or if you or your company would like to learn more about volunteering or making a donation, please contact


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