Camp Corazon

Since 2001, the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico has been providing free support groups for young people ages 5-25 who’ve had a loved one die. We often get calls from families from around the state that have lost loved ones, and don’t have any resources in their communities. To answer that need, CGC provides  a free 3-day, 2-night camp, called Camp Corazon,  for kids ages 7-senior in high school who are grieving the death of someone important to them.

Camp Corazon offers traditional camp activities such as a challenge course, bonfire, songs and games. But it  also provides a unique opportunity for kids who have lost a loved one to share feelings and memories with other kids who’ve been through something similar. Camp Corazon provides grieving children with age-appropriate coping skills that will help them manage grief in their day-to-day lives, even after they leave.

The Grief Center is currently working to get the word out about this unique, free camp experience for grieving children from across the state.

NEXT CAMP!  June 8th, 9th and 10th 2018 in Carlsbad, New Mexico

We also need volunteers to help at camp – as Big Buddies (working and camping side by side with each kid), Activity Leaders and in logistical support roles.  Most volunteers return for multiple years because it’s FUN!

Grief Center staff members are available to make presentations or talk further on the phone – please contact us at 505-323-0478 or

The next Camp Corazon will be June 8 – 10 in Carlsbad, NM.

To express your interest, and reserve a spot for your camper (ages 7 – Senior in High School) email, or call our Albuquerque office at 505-323-0478.


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