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Camp Blue Skies 


Camp Blue Skies welcomes children and teens, ages 7 through 17 in Western New York, who have experienced the death of a loved one, at least three months prior to the beginning of camp. Campers engage in therapeutic arts activities to facilitate expression, identification of supports and coping mechanisms, as well as opportunities for interpersonal connections, meaning-making and legacy. Feelings and responses related to grief and strategies to assist with the lifelong impact of grief are explored within a supportive and encouraging dynamic of shared experience.

Highlights of the weekend include: team-building and adventure activities, art and music experiences, bonfires, and much more. Campers gain new supports, treasured resources, and most importantly, cherished memories of friendship and tribute to their loved one. For more information call Karen Fanning at (716) 901-0289.

Registration required (Deadline August 30).

Camp Open House Flyer

2019 Camp Flyer

Camp Application

Health Information Form

Fee: $50

Drop in to find out what Camp is all about! Meet with camp staff & volunteers who will provide you with a snapshot of the weekend and assist you with the registration paperwork.
When: Thursday, August 15
Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hospice Buffalo’s Education Center,
225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga

When: September 13 – 15
Where: Cradle Beach Camp
8038 Old Lake Shore Road, Angola, NY 14006
Call: 716-901-0289 for more information


Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. 
Support Center

150 Bennett Road 
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

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WBLK’s Todd Anderson spoke with Abby Unger, Camp Director, and Jeannette, mom of camper, about how Camp Blue Skies helps grieving children... Listen now.