An important update about 2021’s Camp Knock Knock:

While state COVID restrictions are relaxing, we remain cautious about group gatherings.

We regret there will be no official Camp Knock Knock June 5-6, 2021.

Instead, we hope to offer a Knock Knock event in late summer/early fall 2021.

Please contact Ally Parker, Bereavement Care coordinator, at or (802) 860-4497, x3405, to learn more.


Camp Knock Knock is a weekend bereavement camp for families with children who have experienced the death of a loved one. This weekend of open support and guidance provides an opportunity for growth and healing for families who are experiencing the natural grieving process.

Skilled counselors and trained volunteers participate in this very special weekend that is unique both to our community and to the state of Vermont. We hope our three-day camp will offer a meaningful and rich opportunity for families to heal and grow.

“Thank you so much for this opportunity — I think my family benefited immensely and will continue to in the future.”
— Camp Knock Knock parent

Camp Knock Knock is held one weekend each year at YMCA’s Camp Abnaki in North Hero and accepts up to 15 families on a first-come, first-served basis. Families interested in attending must meet two criteria — a loved one has died and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You may register as early as January.

We ask that each family pay a $50 non-refundable registration charge. Scholarships are available. All meals and housing are provided during the weekend.

Activities during the weekend include:

  • Recreation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Campfires
  • Story time
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Waterfront activities (weather permitting)
  • Candlelight remembrance ceremony
  • Small group sessions to provide strategies to adults and children in coping with grief.

Please contact Ally Parker, Bereavement Care coordinator, at (802) 860-4497, x3405, to register or learn more.

Want to learn more?

For more information, please call Ally Parker, Bereavement Care coordinator.

(802) 860-4499, x3405