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Brighter Days Children's Camp

Grief is a personal journey with no set rules or timeline. Sadly, children are not exempt from this journey. Hence, Mountain Valley Hospice's Bereavement Department hosts the Brighter Days Children's Camp each year, for the community at large. This is an opportunity for young people in our service areas to enjoy time with peers of similar experiences while expressing grief in a safe place.

The children are involved in a variety of small and large group activities, including creative writing, arts and crafts, music, drama, and recreation. They are taught their individual importance, and given tools and freedom to express grief.

Brighter Days is free to attend. You must enroll by completing a camp application. Immunizations must be up-to-date, and a copy of the camper’s shot record is required.

For more information, contact Kristie Byrd, Director of Family Services, at 336-789-2922 (888-789-2922), or email her. You can also download the Brighter Days 2017 flyer for camps in North Carolina or Virginia.

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Dates & Location

June 16, 2017

Stuart Camp

Dehart Park

212 Wood Brothers Drive

Stuart, VA 24171

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


June 22, 2017

Hillsville Camp

Galax Recreation Center

601 South Main Street

Galax, VA 24333

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


June 29, 2017

Sparta Camp 

Sparta Lions Club Pavilion

490 Trojan Avenue

Sparta, NC 28675

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


July 13-14, 2017

Dobson Camp

Dobson First Baptist Church

204 South Crutchfield Street

Dobson, NC 27017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.