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Overnight Camps

Overview

Camp Koala has been hosting overnight camps since 2009 for youth who have lost someone to death. We typically offer two overnight camps per year, during the spring and fall. Campers enjoy two nights at a Camp located in Union County, PA, packed with thoughtful activities and tons of recreational play like fishing, boating, archery and more!  

 

Each Camper is paired with a caring Big Buddy volunteer for the entire weekend.  Our volunteer staff range from nurses, social workers, artists, musicians, dancers and movement therapists, police officers, teachers, others who have also lost someone. We also have a pet therapy team on site, and these wonderful dogs and their handlers stay with the campers all weekend.

 

Camp is not a sad place, but a place of healing and memory making. We'd love to have your child join us!

Fall Camp 2022

We're excited to get back together at Camp Karoondinha in Weikert, PA, from September 16-18 for our first overnight camp in 2022! We're working hard to organize an awesome camp filled with classic favorite activities as well as some new. We're now accepting Camper and Volunteer registrations. Click the buttons below to get involved - remember, spots fill up quickly!

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"I was afraid to come at first because I didn't want to cry in front of anyone. Camp wasn't a sad place at all. I made lots of friends and was surprised it was fun. I want to come back again. I didn't mind talking about my Dad because I felt like everyone was just like me and wanted to listen to my story and my feelings." - Camper