CAMP KANIKSU – GRIEF CAMP FOR KIDS

WE CAN’T WAIT FOR 2025!

Hospice of North Idaho is proud to offer a unique camp experience to our community’s grieving youth. Camp Kaniksu provides an opportunity for grieving children and teens ages 6-16 to participate in a weekend of fun, support, and expression.

What is Camp Kaniksu?

Camp Kaniksu is a 3 day, 1 overnight, camp experience, youth ages 6-16, are invited into a safe and supportive environment where they will be surrounded by others who share a similar experience. We will spend our time together engaging in some fun get to know you activities, typical camp and grief activities, paired with grief support to assist campers in addressing their feelings.

BE A CAMP VOLUNTEER!

Camp Kaniksu is made possible by community volunteers each summer. Our camp volunteers come from all backgrounds. They attend trainings throughout the Spring to prepare for a weekend of fun and healing with our community’s grieving youth. If you are interested in volunteering at Camp Kaniksu, contact us at 208-772-7994 to register for the next Camp Volunteer Orientation! For more information, email everettj@honi.org

QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMP?

CALL 208-772-7994

ADDRESSING THE NEED

  • 4,000 youth are in grief in our community.
  • 1 in 5 youth will experience the death of a parent, sibling, or grandparent before the age of 18.
  • This does not include the amount of youth who will lose an aunt or uncle, a friend, a teacher, and other important figures in their life.

OPEN TO ALL YOUTH IN GRIEF

Our program supports grieving children throughout the community. This camp is free of charge to families thanks to generous donations.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A CHILD IN GRIEF