Camper Mental & Emotional Health

Learning that camp cannot happen as hoped, in the midst of so much else, may be very difficult for your camper to accept. If your camper was looking forward to their camp experience, they may feel sad, angry, or anxious about this news. Shrine Mont Camps cares deeply for the full well-being of every member of our camp body, and has curated some resources to help your camper process their feelings as well as resources to support a young person in crisis.

  • Resources and tools to provide extra support in an emotionally safe environment.

  • It asks, "What would help you right now?" and offers pathways for connection, coping, or distractions.

  • Tips and tools to "stay calm, stay active, and stay connected" while offering resources for getting help as well.

  • Project of the Jed Foundation which "protects emotional health and prevents suicide for out nation's teens and young adults."

  • For when you need support, someone to talk to, or to find community mental health resources.

  • If you live outside of Virginia, please refer to a list of Warm Lines by State from Mental Health America

  • From Human Rights Campaign

  • Mostly free or low-cost resources from inclusive and accessible providers and groups

If your camper is in crisis and in need of emergency services:

  • They also have a chat function on their site, and a lifeline in Spanish and one for deaf and hard-of-hearing.

Crisis Text Line: text to 741741

  • Get connected to a trained volunteer for help moving from a hot moment to a cool one.


The Diocese of Virginia’s summer camp program at Shrine Mont promotes the emotional and spiritual development of children, youth, and young adults through the fostering of a safe and positive environment for all. It is the goal of this program to encourage the growth of relationships with self, others, and God.


At Shrine Mont Camps, we strive to create a diverse and safe community that welcomes campers and staff from all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of our programs. All camp activities will promote and maintain the personal and emotional safety of all campers and staff.


Paris: (800)DIOCESE x.1042

Megan: (800)DIOCESE x.1043

Sierra: (800)DIOCESE x. 1023

FAX: (804) 644-6928

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