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Alive’s Grief Camp for Youth

Alive’s overnight grief camp, Camp Forget-Me-Not, is for ANY child (aged 8-17) who has experienced the death of someone significant. Camp Forget-Me-Not combines traditional camp fun (ziplining, swimming and water slides) with therapeutic activities from Alive’s licensed grief counselors to remember loved ones and make connections with peers who are also grieving. Teens have their own groups and activities.

Camp Forget-Me-Not

This camp will be held August 12-13, 2023 at the fabulous YMCA Camp Widjiwagan located just 20 minutes east of downtown Nashville. Campers will arrive Saturday morning, and our closing ceremony will take place Sunday afternoon.

Fill out a camper application.


Cost: Donations make it possible for us to charge only $85 per camper. No one is turned away for a lack of funds.

Thank you to our camp supporters: Temple Ohabai Sholom and The Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation.


Want to Volunteer?

We still have volunteer spots available and are in need of male volunteers.
Camp Volunteer Application


For information on other grief support events please visit our event page.

This was the most amazing experience for my daughter. I recommend anyone with a child who has experienced a loss be a part of the camp. The tools provided and being able to talk with other kids the same age is so impactful. My daughter wants to be a part of it every year and even become a camp counselor when she is old enough to help others in the future.

-Parent of child who attended Camp Forget-Me-Not

Have Questions?

Contact us at:
or 615-963-4732.

Want to Volunteer?

Camp Volunteer Application

or 615-963-4732.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to become a supporter, please contact our community development department at

Download a PDF of our camp flier.

Camp Forget-Me-Not Flier