Camp Wokini

Drive-Thru BBQ Fundraiser: April 26, 2024 4:00 - 6:30pm

Community Hospice & Health Services’ overnight grief camp, Camp Wokini, is for any child or teen, ages 6-17, who has experienced the death of someone significant. Held at Camp Sylvester in Pinecrest, California, Camp Wokini provides campers a safe environment to explore their grief, learn lifelong coping skills, and make lasting friendships with peers who have also experienced loss. 

Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, Camp Wokini combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support.

The camp was named in collaboration with community partner Sierra Ocean Custom Wealth. Founder Jeff Burrow had the unfortunate experience of losing his father when he was just 16 years old. It changed the course of his life forever. Jeff believes that if resources like Camp Wokini existed at that time, he would’ve had a better time coping with the inevitable, tough adjustment all kids go through after losing a loved one. So, after helping his mother invest the life insurance proceeds at that young age, he developed early experience investing other people’s money. Then, after graduating from college, Jeff set out to make his profession as a financial advisor and ultimately founded Sierra Ocean Custom Wealth. Today, he’s thrilled to give back to the community to help hundreds of children each year receive the care and delicate support Camp Wokini provides. He hopes any child who needs to heal and gain hope for a peaceful future can attend Camp Wokini to receive the resources, love, and support so hard to find anywhere else.

Camp Wokini is offered free of charge to all campers. Space is limited, and applications are reviewed in the order received. All applicants must complete an initial phone screening, an in-person camper and family interview, and a Pre-Camp Meet and Greet.

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For more information, text: CampBBQ24 to 41444