Camping Retreat/Getaway 2023

The Best Day Ever Foundation is proud to host our 2nd Annual

Camping Retreat/Getaway

Dates: Wednesday, August 2nd  – Friday, August 4th, 2023 (2-night stay) 

Location: Kings Island Camp Cedar in Mason, OH 

The Best Day Ever Foundation is hosting our 2nd Annual Camping Retreat/Getaway for our bereaved families. We have reserved a block of cottages/cabins at Camp Cedar for a 2-night stay, August 2nd – 4th  2023. 

We will host select firepit gatherings, family-style meals, ice cream socials and other opportunities to get to know each other’s families during our time at Camp Cedar. Reminder, we are not a grief counseling organization, our mission is to bring families together who understand one another’s loss of a child. To take comfort in being with others who know your pain and to share some “best day ever” moments of joy with new friends. We believe no one should travel this journey alone and we hope you will embrace this opportunity to talk with other families.

Camping and Kings Island admission costs to be paid for by the Best Day Ever Foundation. Costs responsibly to guests may include some meals/beverages not hosted, souvenirs or extras at the campground or amusement park.

Kings Island Camp Cedar is located at 5158 Kings Island Drive, Mason, OH (website Our Best Day Ever families will be invited to stay in style in a design-forward cottages to complement an adventurous outdoor lifestyle without forgoing any of life’s indulgences. In other words: a modern-day glamping experience. Refresh and reconnect with family and new friends in a beautifully appointed cottage, complete with modern designs and amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Each cottage features a private bedroom with luxe linens, lounge area, kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning and heating units, patios with picnic tables, and housekeeping service upon request. Cottages sleep 4-8 guests.

Kings Island while camping at Camp Cedar, our families are invited to experience the fun and thrills at Kings Island. The 364-acre amusement and water park features some of the best and most historical roller coasters in the world, family and kids’ attractions and more.

With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers something for everyone in the family. Adrenaline junkies can meet their match on more than a dozen thrill-inducing attractions. Parents with young children can spend the day together in Planet Snoopy which features an elaborate collection of PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions and the park’s famous Blue Ice Cream. Admission to Kings Island includes Soak City Water Park where families can splish, splash and laugh on more than 50 water activities.

Complimentary shuttle service to and from Kings Island leaves from the Hornbeam Lodge.

If you’re not hitting the roller coasters at Kings Island, you’ll be invited to soak, float and lounge in Camp Cedar’s heated activity and family pools or get competitive with a game of cornhole or bocce. Their centrally located recreation area goes from the playground to cabanas, with a whole lot of laughter in between. For the little ones, their centrally located play structure offers squeals of delight and opportunities for new friendships.


Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions: [email protected] or (513) 378-4181

Schedule details to be provided to guests closer to retreat dates. 

If you have your own RV and prefer to stay in it rather than a cottage, no problem! Just let us know when you submit your RSVP. 

Cancelation policy – Please note, due to the cost of this retreat/getaway it’s very important to notify us with as much notice as possible if for some reason you must cancel. Many of our events require a non-refundable deposit and we’re a very small non-profit organization. We appreciate you understanding!