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Camp for kids grieving suicide loss

Posted about 2 years ago by Patricia Endsley

Camp Kita is a one-week camp in Maine for kids 8-17 who have lost a parent or loved one to suicide.

The camp is FREE again this year due to fundraising and donations. We can also e-mail you a brochure if given an e-mail address. Please help us find the kids in need.


Free Camp in Maine for Children Affected by Suicide Gets New Location

April 19, 2016 – North Berwick, Maine – Camp announces the week-long overnight camp for kids ages 8-17 who have lost a parent or loved one to suicide has a new location for its third season. Camp Kita will be held in Rome, Maine, hosted at The Pine Tree Camp facilities, an idyllic setting on the shores of Belgrade Lake in Central Maine. Diligent fundraising efforts and an outpouring of financial and community support has allowed tuition to be waived for all campers for Camp Kita's third consecutive season, making it an accessible resource for any family in need.

Camp Kita was founded by the Mosher siblings of North Berwick, Maine as a recreational and therapeutic summer camp after their own personal experience following their father's suicide. Camp Kita offers a balance of traditional camp activities - cabins, canoes, campfires and fun - with support sessions aimed to connect with peers with the aid of professional facilitators, volunteers and the Mosher siblings as adult role models. In this environment, campers are met with people who truly understand the unique grief a loved one's suicide leaves behind. Each summer, Camp Kita attracts campers from New England and beyond.

The camp is now accepting applications for its third season, which will run from August 16-21, 2016. For more information about Camp Kita or to register a camper, visit or email