Anglicare SA

Loss & Grief Camps

Understanding sadness and pain and working through those feelings to find a “new normal”. Our counsellors and staff are trained to work with people of all ages.


What the service offers

Free weekend camps for bereaved children and young people who have lost a parent, sibling or other significant person. Star Bear is for children aged between five and 12-years old while Star Bound is for teens aged up to 17. There are two Star Bear and one Star Bound camp each year and camps are held in the Adelaide Hills. Children and young people are paired with trained volunteer mentors and experience therapeutic sessions, sports, games and arts and crafts.

This program is funded entirely by donations.

Star Bear and Star Bound camps are complementary to AnglicareSA Loss & Grief support groups and grief counselling for children and young people.

Who can access the service

  • Children five-years-old to 12-years-old and teens aged up to 17.

Steps on how to access the service

Anyone can refer a child or young person to the service, including family self-referral. Referrals from teachers, counsellors, police officers and other community members are also accepted.