Two camper having fun

Calvary’s Camp Compass®

Camp Compass® supports children experiencing the devastating loss of a parent, sibling, or loved one.

Calvary’s Camp Compass®

Camp Compass® is a week-long summer day camp that allows children a safe supportive opportunity to remember and honor thier loved one that has died.

Held at Kingsborough Community College, the camp is staffed by Calvary personnel from every department, who volunteer to be counselors.

About Camp

  • Established in 1997, Calvary’s Camp Compass® represents a significant commitment from all levels of the Hospital.
  • We also hire a number of teachers and guidance counselors from area schools, to accommodate the record number of campers who attend.
  • We offer a camper-counselor ratio of 2:1, so that the children can always find someone to talk to or be with.

It is impossible to measure the impact Calvary’s bereavement support programs have on our children and teens. Groups and camp become a lifeline for children and teens who have nowhere else to turn to find understanding and guidance as they struggle to cope with the death of a loved one. Children are often forgotten when a family suffers a tragedy.

At Calvary, we not only remember them, but we also listen and provide critically needed, real-life support at a difficult time.

Pictures from Calvary’s Camp Compass®