Sweet Pea 

Siblings Picnic

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Mt Gretna Lake

Registration for the 2023 picnic has closed

Please reach out to Beth@sweetpeaproject.org with any questions.

We are so excited to be taking our picnic to a brand new location for Sweet Pea Project's 12th Annual Siblings Picnic this June! This year's picnic will be held on SUNDAY, JUNE 4.

As you well know, there is no greater pain for a parent than the pain of outliving their child. But we parents are not the only ones who suffer. The death of a baby can be very difficult on our surviving children, and even our subsequent children. These kids witness their parents wrestling with overwhelming grief, and struggle with their own feelings of sadness and confusion. They deserve a day just to be carefree children, playing with their parents in the sunshine and having fun, and that is what our annual children's events are all about.  

Sweet Pea Project will hold this special event for children who have lost a brother or sister during pregnancy or infancy on SUNDAY, June 4, 2023. Parents are invited to bring their surviving and subsequent children to Mt Gretna Lake in Mt Gretna, PA for a day of family fun. 

A picnic lunch will be served at our pavilion, but Mount Gretna Lake DOES allow outside food to be brought in, so please feel free to pack a cooler and spend the whole day with us- we'll be there from 11:30am until 6:30pm! There is a snack bar as well as boat, beach chair, and inner tube rentals. Shenk's Greenhouse has once again donated flowers for children to plant in honor of their siblings, and this year we'll be providing flower pots for kids to decorate, plant their flower in, and bring home!

We are excited to be able to offer a brand new shirt design for this year's picnic. We went with a bright golden color this year so that we are brightening up the beach (with our signature green in the design), and are also offering a clean white in most styles as well. Shirts are available as tees, long sleeve tees, or tank tops. Check them out at https://www.bonfire.com/picnic2023/ and order yours by May 1. All shirts will ship directly to you so that you will be able to toss them over your bathing suit and wear them to the picnic!