Bereavement Camps for Children and Adolescents: Planning, Curriculum, and Evaluation

Author Irene Searles McClatchey, PhD, MSW, LCSW and Jane S. Wimmer, PhD, MSW

Bereavement Camps for Children and Adolescents is the first book to describe in detail how to create bereavement camps for children and adolescents.

It is a comprehensive how-to guide, offering practical advice on planning, curriculum building, and evaluation. Readers will find a step-by-step plan for building a non-profit organization, including board development and fundraising, such as grant writing, soliciting businesses, and holding special events, as well as valuable information on nonprofit management and volunteer recruitment.

The appendices include a variety of sample forms, letters, and more.


Irene Searles McClatchey, PhD, MSW, LCSW, developed a healing camp for bereaved children and adolescents, Camp MAGIK, in 1995. She is actively involved with camp and has published extensively on its efficacy.

Jane S. Wimmer, PhD, MSW, is retired from a career in child welfare and college teaching. She is a volunteer with Camp MAGIK.



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