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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.


It is a safe place 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 place 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.    




There will be two sessions for Camp Red Bird.

Session 1: July 20th - 24th

Session 2:  July 27th - 31st 

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Early drop off available at 7:45 am and

late pick up ending at 5:30 pm.  

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 Austin Center for Grief & Loss

2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757



Snacks will be provided,

campers will need to bring a sack lunch.


Cost of camp: $200 for one camper, $150 for additional campers in the family.  Early drop off and late pick up provided for additional $75 a week per camper.


The camp will be limited to 10 children.  Registration below. 

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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