“With the current circumstances around Covid-19, Bears of Hope has made the tough decision to suspend our Sport and Support Weekends for 2020. We have moved our deposits for these events to similar dates in 2021 and will update early next year. For support services on offer for our Dads please contact support@bearsofhope.org.au”

A social platform for bereaved Dads to come together in an environment with others who have been through the loss of a child. The event is a combination of being social, casually addressing specific topics that often come up for bereaved dads in regards to grief and utilising the physical activities offered. It will also have some structure to allow time for bereaved dads to reflect on their grief and their changed family dynamics but also an opportunity to focus on their own well-being and social interactions.

Our program has been developed by our experience counselling team to support Dad’s in their own grief and relationships. Through using outdoor activities, grief focused activities and peer support (including a BBQ and camp fire) we offer a unique opportunity for Dads to come together, share their story and find coping strategies within under the supervision of our counsellor Greg J Boerma.

Not from one of these states? Then please make contact with us so we can discuss funding your travel - support@bearsofhope.org.au

We ask that all participants behaviour reflects the values of the organisation
• Committed to achieving our vision with integrity.
• Dedicated to and passionate about making a difference.
• Respecting grief is personal and unique.
• Every family has the right to be offered support without judgement.
• Equal acceptance and acknowledgement of every loss.

Please also note the following will not be accepted:
Aggressive behaviour
Bringing of any non prescribed substance for use including alcohol
Leaving the premises – if you do not feel comfortable then please talk with our facilitator.

QLD Sport & Support 2021

Date: JuneTBC

Location: Camp Kokoda - Maroon (approx. 1.5hrs from Brisbane and 1.5hrs from Gold Coast). Parents willing to travel from other states can also attend - please let us know where you are coming from.

Booking: A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to ensure your spot.

Details: Accommodation, activities and meals included

Enquiries: Email support@bearsofhope.org.au to register your interest

NSW Sport & Support 2021

Date: August TBC

Location: Outdoor Adventure - Webbs Creek

Details: Accommodation, activities and meals included.

Booking: A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to ensure your spot.

Enquiries: Email support@bearsofhope.org.au to register your interest

VIC Sport & Support 2021

Date: November TBC

Location: The Summit -Trafalgar East

Details: Accommodation, activities and meals included

Booking: A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to ensure your spot

Enquiries: Email support@bearsofhope.org.au to register your interest

“Thank you bears of hope for a great weekend away with a great bunch of dads, just what my mind and body needed after these past couple of months.

A highly recommended weekend away for any grieving dad to honour their child, make some new friends and open up a bit about what you’re going through, and how to cope a little” Kris, 2019

These support weekends are sponsored by Beards Of Hope