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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.

Camp Kids Path is offered on three different dates throughout Mountain Valley Hospice's service area.

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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 kbyrd@mtnvalleyhospice.org.

Dates & Locations

Virginia

June 10

8:00-5:30

Dehart Park

212 Johnson St, Stuart, VA 24171

For more information, call 276-694-4416.

 

North Carolina

June 21

8:00-5:30

Wilkes YMCA

1801 YMCA Blvd, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

For more information, call 336-789-2922.

 

June 26–28

8:00-5:30

Wellspring Mountain

671 Ramey Orchard Rd, Lowgap, NC 27024

For more information, call 336-789-2922.

 

Here is a video from last year's camp, featuring testimonials from attendees: