July 21, 2017 – July 23, 2017, All Day
Glacier View Ranch – 8748 Overland Road, Ward, CO
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New in 2017!
In 2017, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will partner again with Comfort Zone Camp to provide a weekend bereavement camp for children of fallen firefighters who have been honored in Emmitsburg. For the first time, the Foundation will hold both the 4-6 age camp and the 7-17 age camp together in Colorado.
The program is run by CZC staff and trained volunteers. A member of the NFFF staff will also be on site at this camp. Structured camp activities will provide an opportunity for children from across the country to meet with others in their age group with similar experiences and to learn skills to cope with their loss. Comfort Zone Camp provides a therapeutic component in combination with a dynamic camp setting, allowing campers to process their grief in a fun and safe environment.
Campers and their parents will travel to camp on Friday afternoon. Once campers have been checked in, parents will attend an orientation session at camp before returning to the Denver Marriott in Westminster, Colorado. While at camp for the weekend, each camper will be matched with an adult Big Buddy (of the same gender) who has been trained by Comfort Zone Camp. Many of the volunteers for this camp are members of the fire service. Parents will return to camp on Sunday afternoon for the closing program and to reunite with their children.
Parents of new campers will need to create a My Comfort Zone account. Please complete the application questions and email [email protected] to register your child by June 9, 2017.
Please log into your My Comfort Zone account. Please verify that all of your contact information and information about your camper(s) is current and up to date. Afterwards email [email protected]rg to register your child by June 9, 2017.
Confirmation & Additional Information
Once this is complete, a Comfort Zone representative will contact you to assist during part of the application and acceptance process, which includes a telephone interview regarding your child’s loss history. Please note, the application process involves multiple steps. You will be notified of your child’s acceptance by our Intake Coordinator once that process has been completed.
If you have additional questions about the camp dates, the registration process, or have trouble logging into your account, please contact [email protected].
Camp will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until June 9, 2017 or until the event spaces are full.
Book flights to arrive at Denver International Airport before 1 p.m. on Friday, July 21 and to depart after 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. On Friday, we will provide transportation from the airport to the hotel and to Glacier View Ranch. On Sunday evening and Monday, we will provide return transportation to Denver International Airport. If you travel outside the designated times, you are responsible for making your own arrangements.
Please forward your flight itinerary to Eric Nagle at [email protected] before June 20, 2017.
Hotel and Expenses
Denver Marriott Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Boulevard
Westminster, CO 80021
The Foundation has reserved a block of rooms at the Denver Marriott Westminster to accommodate young campers and parents/guardians. The Foundation will cover the cost of one hotel room for the nights of Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22. Reserve a room by calling the hotel directly at (720) 887-1177 or by using this link. Ask for the “Hal Bruno’s Camps” room block for the NFFF rate. If you plan to stay additional nights, you are responsible for making those arrangements and covering the cost.
Please make your hotel reservations before June 20, 2017.
This camp is provided free of charge to eligible campers. In addition, the Foundation will reimburse up to $300 in travel expenses for each camper and for one parent or guardian after full participation in camp. We will also provide some of your meals during the weekend. Camp will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are full or until the registration deadline.