to Wildflower Camp Foundation
Giving the gift of camp and ongoing support
to bereaved families in the Greater Boston area
It is hard to imagine anything more devastating to a young family than the loss of a parent.
The mission of the Wildflower Camp Foundation is to help children who have lost a parent. We provide bereaved families with the gift of camp, enrichment opportunities and ongoing support services. We are committed to renewing the promise of summer, offering a restorative experience for both the children and surviving spouse as they recover from their loss. Why camp, you ask? Because summers are the most challenging time for single parent families; while parents work, children need a safe, nurturing place to go. The experience of carefree summer days, the comfort of new friends and wonderful mentors, a break from the pain and stress at home is an invaluable experience for grieving children and a much needed respite for the surviving parent.
The keystone of our mission is our long-term commitment to those we serve. Once a child becomes a Wildflower camper, we support the camper and their family for as long as the child needs our assistance. Many of our campers may be part of the Wildflower family for more than a decade. We provide sustained, long-term support to children when they need it most. With our help, our campers have a better chance of working through the trauma of losing a parent. We’re part of the process that helps them transition from being at-risk kids to kids who are thriving with renewed spirit, creativity and talents. To learn more about the many ways to support Wildflower, please visit the How to Donate page.
From modest beginnings, Wildflower has grown annually—thanks to generous grants and personal donations, along with reduced tuitions, matching grants and scholarships negotiated with participating camps. The number of scholarships that Wildflower has granted has multiplied since its inception. During our 10th year, we reached a significant milestone. Combined with camp-tuition reductions and grants from camp-related organizations, we have given more than $1 million in support to our campers and their families.
Wildflower is committed to providing the gift of camp throughout a child’s camp years to ensure lasting impact in their lives. We invite you to support our efforts with a financial contribution. To learn more about the many ways that you can support Wildflower, please visit the How to Donate page.
Additionally, we welcome volunteers who are interested in donating their time and ideas. If you might wish to explore this possibility, we would love to hear from you.
If you or someone you know might benefit from our mission, we urge you to get in touch with us. For more information, please visit the How to Apply page.
Meet some of our families. Watch our film on You Tube.
“The Wildflower Camp Foundation is on the cutting edge of camp philanthropy.”
American Camp Association - New England