Would you recommend Comfort Zone Camp?
Comfort Zone is truly an amazing place! Not only are you helping kids grow and learn coping skills you are having ALOT of fun! I have volunteered over 10 times because I am obsessed! Definitely worth at least looking into and trying it once. Chances are it will change your life!
Over the past 15 years, I have volunteered with many organizations that benefit children. My experience with Comfort Zone Camp (CZC)is by far the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I have volunteered in various roles 12 times at camp over the past 1.5 years. Whether you have experienced a personal loss or not, a volunteer has the ability to help a grieving child...simply by being there to listen and enable them to be a kid again by having fun at camp. This volunteer opportunity allows volunteers to see a transformation in children in the course of just one short weekend. It helps children to realize that they are not alone.
After attending my very first camp, I started to spread the word to my friends, family and colleagues about Comfort Zone Camp - raising the awareness to gireving children and their families, as well as potential volunteers. I HIGHLY recommend that anyone interested in helping children check out the CZC website and register for a training session today!
My sister informed me about Comfort Zone Camp in 2008. Since then, I’ve been to 6 camps and recruited many people who continue to go as well. This camp is amazing and truly life changing. The training before camp is very informative and interesting. It gives you an insight of what to expect before going to camp. I’ve met many wonderful people while volunteering here and look forward to meeting many more at future camps!
I found Comfort Zone Camp through a Volunteer Match search in January 2008. A week later I attended a training and went to my first camp that March. I have been volunteering ever since! I have been to 11 camps and even traveled to Boston to volunteer during their day camps as a Big Buddy. There are no words to describe the truly wonderful people I have met along the way. I have made many great friendships as well. If you are afraid to volunteer because you have not had a loss- please do not be. All you need to be is a good listener. This organization has changed my life. I am very grateful for it.
Comfort Zone Camp has personally helped me in so many ways. I know first hand the benefits it has on a child because I was once a camper. At my first camp I was nervous being away with my friends for a whole weekend, but it turned out to be worth it. Plus, I made a ton of new friends who keep me going back to camp year after year. Now, I volunteer for CZC helping kids just like me. My favorite part about camp is the Saturday night bonfire because not only do you get to toast marshmallows, but you get to join in singing silly repeat-after-me songs!
I was very skeptical about giving up a weekend when I first volunteered for camp. My friend had been doing it and asked me to give it a try. But it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Helping a child grieve, grow and heal, even just a little bit, is an amazing privilege. Plus, there’s the s’mores!