CAMP HOPE FOR CHILDREN
Camp Hope is a camp for children and teens coping with the death of a loved one. The loss of a family member or loved one is never easy, no matter how old you are. At Columbus Hospice and Camp Hope, we aim to help children through the changes and emotions they will face in the transition after losing a loved one.
THE GOALS OF CAMP HOPE ARE TO HELP CHILDREN:
Understand that they are not alone and that feelings of loss and grief are normal
Have fun while expressing their feelings of grief in an emotionally healthy way
Have a safe environment to remember loved ones
The children at Camp Hope achieve these goals through fun-filled activities and opportunities for large and small group sharing. Children are also encouraged to create memories of their loved one through arts and crafts projects.
Camp Hope is staffed by professional counseling staff and volunteers, as well as a camp physician, nurses and lifeguards. And children at Camp Hope get the benefit of compassionate, individualized attention with our ratio of one staff member to every two campers. The well being, safety, and enjoyment of our campers is always our first concern.
Thanks to our sponsors, Camp Hope is free. We gratefully acknowledge AFLAC for their continued financial support, and Pine Eden Christian Retreat Center in Hamilton, Georgia for their camp facility.
If you know a child or teen between the ages of 6-16 in your home or community who has experienced the loss of a family member or close loved one in the past year, consider Camp Hope.
Give us a call or contact Columbus Hospice for more information about the Camp Hope program.