Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to go to camp?

It's absolutely, positively, 100% FREE due to the generosity of our donor friends, grants, and corporations.  Go to "Camp Good Mourning! Friends" page and show your appreciation by leaving them a thank you note or by patronizing their business.  Without our friends, Camp Good Mourning! could not serve Long Island's grieving children.

When does camp take place?

Camp takes place in the Spring and Fall.

Where does camp take place?

Camp Good Mourning! tentatively takes place at the bucolic setting of Camp Quinipet on Shelter Island.  Shelter Island is located between the north and south forks of Long Island.  One of the best parts about going to camp is taking the ferry ride from Greenport or Sag Harbor to Shelter Island.  Get ready to exhale and get your camera ready!

Who runs the the Support Groups?

Trained, qualified professionals  including clinical mental health counselors, social workers, psychologists, and school counselors.

What happens if my child isn't feeling well?

Great question!  Registered nurses and/or other medical professionals are at camp and available 24/7 to attend to your child's needs.

What does my child have to bring to camp?

After your child has been accepted for the weekend program, you will receive a "Packing List" from Camp Good Mourning!

Who is eligible go to camp?

Boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17 who are coping with the loss of a parent/primary caregiver and/or sibling.

What are the dates for camp?

Check on our "Camp Dates" page for that information.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

A volunteer must be at least 16 years old to enter into our LIT Program.

How long Is camp?

Camp begins on a Friday afternoon at 4pm and ends Sunday at 5pm.  Check our "Camp Dates" page for the specific information.

Can my child attend camp more than once?

Absolutely!  Priority is given to children who have never been to camp however, you still may apply.

Is the staff trained?

Yes.  Not only is the staff trained, they go through a lengthy process in order to be accepted as a Big Buddy, including Background and Sex Registry checks.

Can parents can go to camp, too?

Funny you should ask that!  In the future, Camp Good Mourning! will be offering a Parent Camp SIMULTANEOUSLY and SIMILAR TO the children's camp!  And, it will also be FREE!  We're VERY EXCITED!