We cultivate a restorative community by honoring the lived experiences of those impacted by suicide.
We are stewards of a restorative community for healing and learning. We honor the lived experiences of those impacted by suicide and suicide risk. Hope and joy are fostered through shared experiences, engagement, and mutual support with the goal of generational transformation.
Camp Kita was established in 2013 by the Mosher siblings as a
summer camp for children who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Recognizing the importance of intervention, community, and
conscientious care to these at-risk youth, the Moshers, alongside
expert mental health providers, created a Maine-based mental
health organization with a strong, geographic reach across New
England and beyond. The camp pioneered national efforts for a therapeutic and recreational experience specific to suicide loss. In doing so, Camp Kita has received national endorsements and attention from thought-leading organizations such as NAMI, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and The Samaritans. The camp has been free for all campers to attend since its establishment.
Now, nearly ten years later, and with a strong foundation, the KITA
organization is evolving. At the end of 2021, KITA was gifted the use of a property on Loon Pond in Acton Maine to grow its program offerings and increase the capacity of the populations they serve.
With the Loon Pond property as the vehicle for growth, KITA
will continue to run its flagship summer camp program while
expanding to become a Home for Healing. Here — tucked along the
shore of Loon Pond in Southern Maine —community, mental health,
and nature will walk hand-in-hand with the goal of generational
WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING
I felt so at peace because normally you aren’t surrounded by so many people that know exactly how you feel. Rarely do you run into people who have been through the same loss. I am so thankful for having the opportunity to go to camp and I can't wait for next year!