Camp HOPE is a free weekend camp for grieving children, teenagers
and their families.
2020 Camp Weekends
May 16-17, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID19)
October 3-4, 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID19)
"As the Founder and President of Camp HOPE, I have seen people’s raw grief for over 30 years. The grief we have all witnessed in this country specifically among Black and Brown people in the last several weeks is heartbreaking.
We know this pain is not new. It is time for change. People of color experience overt racism and microaggressions each and every day. We cannot accept the racial disparities we build and perpetuate. Nor can we allow for communities of color to stand alone in addressing racial injustice.
Black Lives Matter. Camp HOPE supports all who are doing the necessary work to dismantle systems of oppression and to fight against racial injustice in our communities. In the coming months, you will see this commitment translate to tangible change within our internal organizational policies and practices – ensuring Camp HOPE is truly a place where all kids and families experiencing grief can feel welcome – regardless of the color of their skin." ~Becky Kraemer Loy
And the new director is...
June 2, 2019
Growing up on a dairy farm and being instilled with values of family, community and stewardship for the earth, some of my fondest memories are times spent with my dad. I have always known I wanted to become a philanthropist, dedicating my life to helping others and showing them the selfless love and care I learned from my dad. I believe that doing whatever good you can to help your neighbor, will in turn aid an entire community.
During my freshman year of college, my dad passed away from a brain tumor. In that moment my life changed in a profound way that I still cannot fathom a child ever having to endure. Through volunteering, I continue to meet many courageous young families who are grieving loved ones as well. When I began volunteering at Camp HOPE, I knew it was a space I already belonged to. The Camp HOPE community is truly a second family with the same values I grew up with and share now with my husband, Scott and three sons Asa, Jett and Rhodes.
I am honored and blessed to serve as the Director for Camp HOPE. I am excited and look forward to learning and growing with all of you!