We provide therapeutic activities, facilitated by professionals, in art, music, sand play, story telling, drama and adventure group challenges in addition to swimming, fun and play. Some kids discover they can allow themselves to experience the intenseness of grief and still have permission to play. Some begin to talk about the death of their loved one for the first time.Many feel empowered to make the huge adjustments required of them. Many also feel inspired to return later as volunteers and all emphasize the importance of being with other kids who have had deaths in their families.