Experience Camps are planned for Aug. 20-25, at Camp Manitou in Oakland (for boys) and Camp Somerset in Smithfield (for girls). This is the first year of the Somerset Experience Camp for Girls; and the fifth Experience Camp to be launched in the U.S., according to a news release from Laurie Masonson.

The camps provide a free, one-week experience for children in New England who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the children ca take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief.

Camps are accepting referrals and applications for boys entering grades 4 through 11 and girls entering grades 4 through 7.

For more information or an application, visit experience.camp.

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