Camp Courage is a FREE, one-day camp for children and teens who have recently lost someone close to them. At Camp Courage, counselors will use storytelling, recreation, creative arts and relaxation to help kids sort through their feelings about their loss.
Our caring staff help camp attendees express their feelings about losing a loved one through safe, healthy activities.
Through listening, sharing and participating in camp activities, campers will learn how to handle the grieving process. Knowing that other kids are going through similar experiences while learning coping skills can lead to personal healing.
Who is Camp Courage For?
Children from kindergarten through 8th grade who are grieving the death of a family member or friend are welcome at Camp Courage.
Who is in charge?
Camp Courage is facilitated by trained professionals including social workers and spiritual counselors who have experience working with children in hospice, school settings and individual counseling. These professionals will implement the curriculum and will supervise the campers, with additional help coming from volunteers and other grief professionals. Additional volunteers will be available to assist with campers’ needs throughout the day.
Can Camp Courage accommodate children with special needs?
If your child has special needs, please let hospice staff know. Children will be considered on an individual basis, based on our ability to meet their needs at camp. We want to accommodate as many children as possible.
An application will be mailed upon request or can be picked up at the Mountain States Hospice office or at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Applications are due by May 28, 2012. Donations are accepted. For more information on Camp Courage, please contact 423-431-6146 or email@example.com.
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June 19, 2012
Registration: 8:30-9 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Munsey United Methodist Church, Johnson City, Tenn.