An Important Message for Our Community

In response to the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of our community, our staff and our volunteers, we have regretfully cancelled this year’s Camp Knock Knock.

We send good wishes and thank you for your understanding.


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. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Camp Knock Knock 2020 has been cancelled. 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.

Want to register for the 2020 camp?

We have regretfully cancelled 2020's camp. For more information, or to register please call Ally Parker, Bereavement Care coordinator.

802-860-4499 x3405