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CAMP KITA

A TUITION-FREE SUMMER BEREAVEMENT CAMP, LOCATED IN MAINE. OPEN TO CHILDREN AGES
8-17 WHO ARE SURVIVORS OF A LOVED ONE'S SUICIDE.
OUR SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM OUR FLAGSHIP PROGRAM.

Held in a traditional camp setting, the camp provides all of the quintessential experiences of any rural summer camp. In addition, the camp provides clinical professionals who lead small peer support sessions and offer 24/7 trauma support.  
 
 
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Our last camp session was held in August of 2022.

To see pictures of our session, visit our Facebook page.

 

2023 will mark our 10th anniversary season!

Session dates have not been set yet.

Join our mailing list to stay informed!

 
CAMP LIFE.

During camp, our campers do the hard work of reflecting on their loss from suicide, but they also have have a lot of fun. We balance age-appropriate peer support groups, led by mental health professionals ("Kita Group"), with restorative activities to ease our campers into safe and meaningful conversations about their grief.

LOSS-ORIENTED SUPPORT & PROGRAMMING:
  • KITA GROUP: All campers participate in a daily therapeutic group experience (Kita Group) of 8-10 campers of similar ages that includes discussions, activities, and skill-building specifically for suicide loss survivors. 

  • KITA ZONE:  Led by trained crisis professionals, Kita Zone offers a safe place for individual and responsive 24/7 trauma support for campers during camp.

  • KITA CONNECT: Kita Connect offers a chance for campers to have guided 1:1 conversations and connection-building activities to encourage mentor to mentee relationships within camper groups. 

  • MENTORS: Mentors are adults with lived-experience who participate in camp alongside the campers. They role model healthy coping strategies, and develop close relationships with the campers. 

RESTORATIVE & NATURE PROGRAMMING:

The majority of the camper's days are spent doing active and restorative traditional camp activities, such as:

  • Sports/games

  • Hiking

  • Nature education, and outdoor skills

  • Challenge courses

  • Woodworking

  • Art, photography

  • Canoeing

  • Swimming 

  • Archery

  • Yoga/mindfulness

  • Fishing

Interested in supporting KITA programs like these?

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