Camps for Children & Teens
Camp Nabi & Phoenix Rising
August 8 - 10, 2014
For one weekend during August, Chesapeake Life Center staff and trained volunteers give grieving children and teens the gifts of hope and healing. For over 20 years, children have come to Camp Nabi to learn that they are not alone and share their stories in a safe environment while enjoying fun camp activities, such as swimming and canoeing. Download 2014 Camp Brochure
Camp Nabi: A weekend camp for grieving children ages 6 to 13 staffed by trained professionals and volunteers. Each child is paired with a Big Buddy, a trained volunteer, for the entire weekend. By playing and working together, we will explore loss and realize that, with time and help, you will make it through.
I learned that grief is a heavy burden, but it can get lighter, and eventually you learn to cope. - camper age 13
Phoenix Rising A weekend retreat for high school aged teens. This year, we will be working on a film project throughout the weeekend entitled, "Narrative Through the Lens." Together we can rise to discover resiliency, strength of character and explore coping strategies while making new friends and building confidence on the I & C course.
It is OK to cry and it OK to make new friends - 2011 camper
Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center
975 Indian Landing Road
Millersville, MD 21108
The location is nestled in a wooded setting by the Severn River. All participants stay in secure, comfortable, air-conditioned cabins. Meals are provided.
Professional Chesapeake Life Center staff and over 70 highly trained volunteers, many who themselves are trained counselors and social workers, provide compassionate and practical support throughout the camp and reunion. Camp Nabi campers, referred to as Little Buddies, are partnered with one volunteer, referred to as a Big Buddy, who shares the entire weekend being present for their Little Buddy. Phoenix Rising teens are placed in small groups of two or three and â€ścompanionedâ€ť by an adult volunteer. All volunteers must complete an application, fulfill background requirements and attend staff meetings. We are truly blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers making a difference in the lives of children and teens.
To register the child in your life, please download and complete our 2014 Camp Application.
Completed application must be mailed to
Chesapeake Life Center
Attn: Camp Director
90 Ritchie Highway
Pasadena, MD 21122
For More Information:
Call 888.501.7077 or email Linda Turner at
There is a requirement for the parent or guardian to attend one information meeting prior to camp at our Pasadena office. If your child is accepted to camp, please plan to attend one of the following required orientation meetings. These meetings are for adults only, so please find child care if necessary. It is MANDATORY that you attend one of these meetings in order for your child/children to attend camp:
July 7th (Monday) 7:00 â€“ 8:30 pm
July 31st (Thursday) 7:00 â€“ 8:30 pm
August 4th (Monday) 7:00 â€“ 8:30 pm