Welcome to the Camp Kerry Society

A registered nonprofit organization specializing in bereavement care.

Supporting Children, Youth, Adults & Families impacted by serious illness, grief & loss.

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In an ideal world nobody would lose a loved one.

For those that do, we are here to help.
Programs & Services

Camp Kerry BC

Camp Kerry was established in 2007 in British Columbia as Canada’s first family bereavement retreat program. For those grieving the death of a loved one it’s a place to find connection, healing & hope. Click below for more information on the retreats occurring in British Columbia.

Camp Kerry Ontario

Camp Kerry Ontario was established in 2014. This family bereavement retreat program is currently offered once a year and hosts families from all regions of Ontario and beyond. For further information on the retreats occurring in Ontario please click on the button below.

Camp Kerry Atlantic

Camp Kerry Atlantic was established in 2015 and is hosted in New Brunswick each year. This family bereavement retreat program serves people from all of the Atlantic provinces in Canada. Click below for more information on these retreats and other programs available in this area.

Upcoming Programs, Workshops & Events

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Featured News

Making Space for Grief

Making Space for Grief

As the pandemic has taken its toll on our team this spring, I have found myself feeling so grateful for Camp Kerry’s amazing volunteers. Volunteers like Sam French, who have stepped up during this pandemic to serve families that need our support now more than ever....

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2020 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

2020 Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Virtual Half Marathon, 10K and 5K events   June 29, 2020 - September 18, 2020  The world looks very different than it did twelve weeks ago. Along with the many changes we're facing as a community, the 2020 Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K has been...

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Virtual Grief Support Groups – Available Across Canada

Virtual Grief Support Groups – Available Across Canada

— Camp Kerry Society PresentsConnections:  Virtual Grief Support Groups for AdultsIn response to COVID-19 and the requirements for social distancing, the Camp Kerry Society is pleased to offer a variety of programs and workshops virtually to those impacted by serious...

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Family Art Therapy – Virtual Series

Family Art Therapy – Virtual Series

— Camp Kerry Society PresentsFAMILY ART THERAPY: A six week family-focused expressive arts seriesMay 21 - June 25, 20204:00PM - 5:00PM PST 7:00PM - 8:00PM EST 8:00PM - 9:00PM ASTThis six-week series of interactive online sessions are facilitated by Camp Kerry Art...

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Notice of AGM 2020

Notice of AGM 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Camp Kerry Society (the “Society”) will take place on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11 am. In accordance with Electronic Attendance at Corporate Meetings (COVID-19) Order issued by the Minister of Public...

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Mindful Photography

Mindful Photography

Mindfulness is a practice that invites being in the present moment, to connect with what is. Using photography to see and acknowledge what is are ways we can step into mindfulness and invite some calm. Join Dr. Catherine Hajnal for a virtual journey into the senses.

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Mindful Photography for Youth

Mindful Photography for Youth

Mindfulness is a practice that invites being in the present moment, to connect with what is. Using photography to see and acknowledge what is are ways we can step into mindfulness and invite some calm. Join Dr. Catherine Hajnal for a virtual journey into the senses.

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Covid-19 Support Groups for Frontline Workers

Covid-19 Support Groups for Frontline Workers

— Camp Kerry Society PresentsCovid-19 Support Groups for Frontline WorkersThese weekly peer groups are intended for adults impacted by the effects of working on the frontlines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Ideal for healthcare workers and essential service providers...

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Let’s Get Creative!

Let’s Get Creative!

With classes suspended across the country and families practicing social distancing by staying home, we know lots of parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy. At Camp Kerry we believe in the power of art to inspire hope and possibility – especially during difficult times.

So we asked Sophie, one of Camp Kerry’s awesome art therapists, to put together some at-home art activity ideas for you and your family. These activities use common household items. You can easily improvise and substitute with whatever items you have available to you. Have fun!

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Connections: Families

Connections: Families

In response to Covid-19 and the need to practice self-distancing, the Camp Kerry Society has chosen to provide more online services in addition to some of our existing programs and our well established network, “Circles of Strength Online”.

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In Response to Coronavirus

In Response to Coronavirus

After ongoing discussions with members of our team and consultations with frontline health care professionals, we have concluded that it is in the best interests of both our participants and our teams to postpone all of our current group programs across Canada until further notice.

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Monthly Giving

In Canada there is virtually no government funding designated for bereavement care, yet it is well documented that unresolved grief can lead to an array of health concerns including; anxiety, depression, addiction, and more.

For every loss, it is estimated that at least five people will be significantly impacted, yet very few have access to adequate long-term supports. 

Every donation that you give to the Camp Kerry Society helps us to provide support to children, youth, individuals and families impacted by loss and to those living with a serious illness. As a result of people like you, lives are being transformed across Canada.

By becoming a sustaining partner through Giving Monthly donations you can help us provide hope and support life after loss. 

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Head Office

145 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3W2

Phone: 604-553-4663
Fax: 604-553-4664

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