COMFORT. CONNECTION. COMMUNITY.

Making a Difference for Grieving Families

At Cole’s Camp, it is our vision to provide support for grieving families who have experienced the loss of a child or loved one. In 2016, Cole Mander unexpectedly passed away at only 22 months old. Cole was a happy-go-lucky little boy who touched numerous hearts and is sorely missed by his family, his friends, and the community.

We have found that as we walk our own path of grief, our daughters are navigating their grief too. There is not a handbook to assist parents in the daily emotions or struggles their children face as they grieve. We intend to provide a space for love to grow as we remember and honor our passed loved one. At Cole’s Camp, we offer a place of safety, peace, and hope for the future through individual activities and group sessions to escape daily anxieties.

Through the love and kindness of family, we were sent to a place where everyone understood. Everyone experienced a similar loss and pain. We no longer felt alone. Although skeptical about attending, this wasn’t a place of immense sadness. Instead, it was a place where we found relief. It was a place where we shared more smiles and memories than tears. After spending four days at this retreat, it was obvious to us and our hearts, that there was a need for this. Thus the idea of Cole’s Camp was born. Cole’s Camp is the beginning of the next chapter of our story. Cole’s Camp is a place, maybe your place, to go to be heard, understood and loved. It’s a place where grieving families can come to share their stories and heal. As a proud, family-driven nonprofit organization, we hope to help you through your difficult time.

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COMFORT. CONNECTION. COMMUNITY.

Making a Difference for Grieving Families

At Cole’s Camp, it is our vision to provide support for grieving families who have experienced the loss of a child or loved one. In 2016, Cole Mander unexpectedly passed away at only 22 months old. Cole was a happy-go-lucky little boy who touched numerous hearts and is sorely missed by his family, his friends, and the community.

We have found that as we walk our own path of grief, our daughters are navigating their grief too. There is not a handbook to assist parents in the daily emotions or struggles their children face as they grieve. We intend to provide a space for love to grow as we remember and honor our passed loved one. At Cole’s Camp, we offer a place of safety, peace, and hope for the future through individual activities and group sessions to escape daily anxieties.

Through the love and kindness of family, we were sent to a place where everyone understood. Everyone experienced a similar loss and pain. We no longer felt alone. Although skeptical about attending, this wasn’t a place of immense sadness. Instead, it was a place where we found relief. It was a place where we shared more smiles and memories than tears. After spending four days at this retreat, it was obvious to us and our hearts, that there was a need for this. Thus the idea of Cole’s Camp was born. Cole’s Camp is the beginning of the next chapter of our story. Cole’s Camp is a place, maybe your place, to go to be heard, understood and loved. It’s a place where grieving families can come to share their stories and heal. As a proud, family-driven nonprofit organization, we hope to help you through your difficult time.

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