Youth Programs

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Though their lives are marked by grief, young survivors at TAPS know their lives will also be marked by camaraderie, mentorship, emotional maturity, adventure and fun.

Led by experts in the fields of child development, mental health and education, TAPS Youth Programs provide safe spaces for military children to explore grief and embrace healing.

TAPS Good Grief and Family Camp at Home

TAPS Youth Programs is excited to announce our
Virtual Summer Program, Good Grief and Family Camp at Home
July 6 to August 28, 2020


Our Good Grief and Family Camp at Home is a great way to experience the joy of TAPS campouts from the comfort of your home.  Our free virtual program offers many opportunities to have fun, to connect with other TAPS kids and mentors, and to connect as a family.

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What is in store for your summer with TAPS Youth Programs?


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Flexible Activities

These follow-along activity videos for children and teens are hosted by Good Grief Camp group leaders, and can be done anytime throughout the summer. You choose what you want!



This is an exciting activity booklet kids can do anytime and anywhere!

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Online Connections

There will be time to connect with other TAPS kids and mentors once a week in our TAPS Kids Connect Zoom chat, and our TAPS families will come together at the end of the week for an exciting live activity, we all do together!


Stay Engaged

There will be weekly family challenges and fun meal ideas where participation and interaction can earn you prizes!


Get Connected with a Military Mentor


Flat Mentor

Age Group:
All ages

Supplies Needed:
Flat Mentor with TAPS logo, cardstock or cardboard, glue, printer


Email and request to participate. Create your flat mentor by right clicking on the image(s) below to save to your computer and print on 8.5" x 11" paper.  Design your avatar to resemble you and please make sure your avatar is in a TAPS Mentor shirt/gear.  You can also use Bitmoji app to make your avatar (make sure it is okay with your parent/guardian).  Glue your avatar on cardstock or cardboard.  Mail to your mentor/mentee when you receive your match from TAPS Youth Staff. Download the Flat Mentor Summer Adventure Booklet for complete instructions and flat mentor activity ideas.


Thank you to our Sponsors

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If you are a supporter interested in sponsoring a TAPS program, please call 202-588-8277 or