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Camp Firefly

Camp Firefly

A place to remember. A place to heal.

For children who have lost a parent, sibling or other special person through death, Camp Firefly provides a special place to share feelings, to make new friends, and to find relief from grief. Throughout the camp weekend, activities designed to help ease grief are combined with traditional fun camp experiences such as swimming, canoeing, cookouts, and arts-and-crafts. The camp is fully staffed by professional counselors and trained volunteers. See more of Camp Firefly on You Tube.

Camp Firefly will be held again in August 2020 at YMCA of the Pines. Check back on this site for 2020 dates to be announced.

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2020 Information

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  • Camp dates: 2020 Dates TBA. Saturday and Sunday one-night overnight camp.
  • Residency Requirements: Must reside in Burlington, Camden or Gloucester, NJ counties
  • Camp Age Requirements: 7 to 14 years old
  • Cost: There is no cost to campers or their families. A $25 place-holding deposit is requested upon acceptance. The deposit will be returned upon the camper’s arrival.
  • How to Apply: Contact the “Camp Firefly Specialist” at Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association at (856) 552-1300 to request an application. Free assistance is available for those needing help in completing the application.


My son has been angry since the day he lost his father. At Camp Firefly he was lucky enough to have counselors that gave him a way to talk about what he's been going through, and when he talked to the other kids who lost their dads too it was a real breakthrough. It's going to take more time, but I think Camp Firefly was the turning point in helping him work through the sadness we've all been feeling. Thank you for this new beginning.


In addition to Camp Firefly, Moorestown Visiting Nurses & Hospice offers weekly grief support groups tailored to the specific needs of adults, teens and children. Please see our Support Group page for current information. Camp Firefly is fully supported by charitable contributions to Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association. A special thank you to all of our supporters in the community!

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