Camp Kids Path
Camp Kids Path is a no-cost camp experience for children and teens (ages 5-18) who have suffered a loss or are expecting a loss in the near future. Through the use of art, music and recreational experiences, children come together in a therapeutic environment to learn that mourning is not a process of forgetting but a way of remembering with less pain.
Camp is planned with the developmental needs of children in mind. Activities are led by the professional bereavement staff and specially-trained volunteers. Using their expert knowledge in grief and loss, these individuals provide support for children while they are learning to appropriately express their emotions and cope with their feelings in healthy ways.
Because the bereavement staff understand the importance of parents/guardians knowing what was learned at camp as well as the importance of remembering a loved one, a memorial service will be held at the end of each camp. During the memorial service, the children will have an opportunity to share arts, crafts, skills learned, poems, and a song. At the end of the memorial service, a butterfly or balloon release is planned.
You can deliver or mail the registration form to Mountain Valley Hospice, Attn: Kristie Byrd, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030; or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a video from last year's camp, featuring testimonials from attendees: