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 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 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.
Since 2014, the Camp Kerry Society has been delivering the only family bereavement retreat program in Ontario. As a result, dozens of children, youth and adults have received help. If you or someone you know resides in Ontario or nearby regions and is struggling as a...
In 2007, Dr. Heather Mohan's vision of creating a special space for families to connect, heal and find hope after losing a loved one finally became a reality when she developed Canada's very first family bereavement retreat program, "Camp Kerry". Since then, thousands...
The Camp Kerry Society's Board of Directors is calling for nomination of candidates to stand for the Camp Kerry Society Board of Directors. Member engagement is critical to the success of the Society and the Board relies upon your recommendations for strong...
If you or someone you know resides in Atlantic Canada and is struggling as a result of a significant loss then you might wish to consider joining our compassionate community to gain a sense of connection, healing and hope. Please note that demand for this unique...
We are pleased to announce that our Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes will continue for another season at Douglas College campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam, British Columbia. These courses assist people with anxiety, stress, depression and pain. Many...
This past week a couple of our Camp Kerry staff took a moment to say thank-you to our friends at G&F Financial Group – a company that truly supports “life beyond banking”. G & F didn’t hesitate when they were approached to be our 2018 Camp Kerry...
On Christmas Eve, members from our community came together to offer comfort (clothing, food, a warm fire and peer support) to those who are grieving and in need on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia. Camp Kerry team member and recipient...
On December 24th members of our community will be out to offer comfort to those in need on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver by offering their support, some clothing and some food. This tradition was started by Camp Kerry team member, Joshua Dahling, in...
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, individualsand families impacted by loss and to thoseliving 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.