Camp Nabi and Phoenix Rising

  • handsholdingcampBringing Grieving Children and Teens Together
    August 7 - 9, 2015

For one weekend during August, Chesapeake Life Center staff and trained volunteers give grieving children and teens the gifts of hope and healing. 

Camp Nabi: For over 20 years, children, ages 6 - 13, 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. The camp is staffed with professionals and each child is partnered with a Big Buddy, a trained volunteer.  As children play and work together as a team, they explore loss, find strength and realize that with time and help they will make it through.

  • Children entering 1st and 2nd grade will attend a day camp on Saturday.  Children entering 3rd - 8th grade will stay the entire weekend from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.

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 Click on the picture above to view a video about children living with loss.  

Phoenix Rising: 
A weekend retreat for high school aged teens who are grieving the death of a loved one.  Together they discover resiliency, strength of character and explore coping strategies through team building activities, such as scaling the wall on the Initiative and Confidence Course.  

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Click on the picture above to view a Phoenix Rising video.

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 Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center
975 Indian Landing Road
Millersville, Maryland
Nestled in a wooded setting on the Severn River in Anne Arundel County all participants stay in secure, comfortable air-conditioned cabins.  

Please check back for dates and information for our 2016 Bereavement Camps.  


Thank you to the staff, creative team and over 60 highly trained volunteers who share the entire weekend being present for the children and teens.  

Chesapeake Life Center would also like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous contributions to Camp Nabi/Phoenix Rising 2015:
Anne Arundel County Office of the County Executive
Birds of Prey #10
Hey Dude! Foundation Trust
Hospice Hundred

Knott Foundation
Living Legacy Foundation

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore

Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

There were many generous gifts given this year. For a complete list of donors, please visit