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Camp Good Mourning! "Big Buddy"

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ORGANIZATION: Camp Good Mourning!

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 142 people are interested

A "Big Buddy" attends and participates in all camp activities, including support groups.

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Main role is to be a support system and role model for the campers in their group.
  • compassionate and has excellent listening skills. They are also nonjudgmental, flexible, fun, and must be good team players.
  • Takes his/her cue from the Support Group Leader.
*Campers may be attending because the death of a loved one may have been caused by COVID
** See Camp Good Mourning! on CBS News segment -- https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2022/02/02/camp-good-mourning-covid-19-center-moriches-long-island/
**Seen full page Newsday article -- https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/family/grief-support-groups-long-island-1.50343636?fbclid=IwAR1G0ZsPM36Z2ww4U5Yo-_WOr0y4QLn1qjydatqWFuXyWZcpstFIDQmqXJU

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About Camp Good Mourning!


PO Box 499, Huntington, NY 11743, US

Mission Statement

To provide a FREE overnight bereavement camp program for grieving Long Island children, ages 7 - 17, who are coping with the death of a parent and/or sibling.


Camp Good Mourning! was formed in 2018. Our goals are to support, educate, and empower Long Island children, ages 7 - 17, who are coping with the death of a parent and/or sibling.

Camp Good Mourning! provides FREE overnight weekend bereavement camp programs during the Fall and Spring seasons in a traditional summer camp setting in which children have the opportunity to:
1) share their grief story
2) identify and explore their feelings
3) learn about healthy and UNhealthy coping skills
4 how to stay connected to their loved ones even though they are no longer physically with them and
5)how to stay connected to their new friends long after camp is over

Camp Good Mourning! is proud to have the support of Sir Paul McCartney, The NY Mets, Investors Bank, the original Billy Joel Band and Long Island Music Hall of Famers -- The Lords of 52nd Street, and many more!


Children & Youth
Children & Youth


Fri May 19, 2023 - Sun May 21, 2023
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM


2 Chet Swezy RoadCenter MorichesCenter Moriches, NY 11934



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Big Buddies must be available for 2-day training, Saturday April 22nd at Levittown Hall in Hicksville and Sunday, April 23rd at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches. Hours are 830a - 5p. Other meetings as needed.
  • Great listening skills, flexibility/adaptability, good judgement, and patience, open heart. BBs must be PCR tested before camp. ** See Camp Good Mourning! on CBS News segment --¬†https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2022/02/02/camp-good-mourning-

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