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.
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Camp Kerry BC

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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

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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

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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.

Featured News

Walking Around With A Smile

Lily was only 7 years old when her father, Doug, died. He’d had a brain tumor since before she was born…“He could have died before I was born,” she continues. “But I got seven whole years.”

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Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of members of the Camp Kerry Society (the “Society”) will be held at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, British Columbia on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm.

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Music, My Sanctuary: Featuring Aspen Switzer

Come on out to Port Alberni, British Columbia for an unforgettable evening of music featuring folk artist, Aspen Switzer and company. Proceeds will be used to provide bereavement services to Vancouver Island Youth.

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We Are Better Together

Moove n’ Grooove Dance studio gives breathtaking performances entitled, “The Journey to Hope”, in support of Camp Kerry – raising over $10,000!

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James Bidgood 2019 Memorial Puck N’ Ball Tournament

Well the rumors are true, the 4th Annual James Bidgood Memorial Hockey Day is now a puck and ball tournament. This means 2 games of Hockey and 2 games of Baseball. The best part is proceeds will go to benefit both Camp Kerry Ontario and Hospice Norwood!

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Monthly Giving

In Canada there is 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. 

Meet the Doc

Camp Kerry Society Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Heather Mohan, provides a glimpse into Camp Kerry while interviewed on location at one of our family bereavement retreats in British Columbia in 2014.

Meet Bob

Bob Kirstiuk reflects on his late wife, Kerry Glade Kirstiuk; her battle with cancer and how she would influence Dr. Heather Mohan to create the first family bereavement retreat program in Canada, “Camp Kerry”. 

Meet Jamie

Camp Kerry Alumni, Jamie, is an inspiring grandmother who is tasked with parenting her grandchild. In this video Jamie offers a glimpse into her experiences and the gratitude she now feels.

Meet Victor

Victor is an extraordinary father of two young children. In this video, he reflects on some of his experiences as a participant in some of the Society’s programs.

Meet Julie

Julie has one daughter and has been volunteering with our medical team for the past couple of years. Julie reflects on her experiences as both a participant and volunteer.

Camp Kerry Atlantic

An introduction to Atlantic Canada’s first and only family bereavement retreat program. Created by Matt Brown of Mountaindale Productions.

Music Therapy

In this powerful video one of our Peer Mentor families – the Riel’s – discuss how Music Therapy improved their lives after the death of their loved one. Music Therapy is deeply rooted in our programs.

A Day to Remember

In 2017 students at St. Malachy’s Memorial School in New Brunswick participated in a workshop that was designed to raise awareness about grief and loss. The impact was significant to say the least.

Meet Ali

Ali has been actively involved with our programs since 2008; initially as a participant and then as a volunteer. Find out how our compassionate community has helped Ali and her family. 

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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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