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A weekend retreat for those grieving a loved one

Founded in 1995, Camp Ray of Hope offers individuals and families a place to come together to learn new ways to cope with their loss, to meet others with similar circumstances, to remember special times, to make new friends, and to have fun.

Held annually during the second weekend of September, Camp Ray of Hope is open to families and individuals anywhere in Maine who are grieving the death of a loved one.


At camp, Children write stories about their loved one, draw pictures, participate in arts and crafts, and go on nature hikes. They also learn healthy outlets for anger and self-care techniques.

Adults of all ages spend time with other adults in a group setting as well as join the children in some activities.

Childcare is available on site for infants and toddlers.

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