Grief Camps are a great resource to help normalize individual reactions to grief by allowing children to interact with peers who have suffered similar loss. Grief camps often engage children in therapeutic activities that incorporate art, writing, music and movement to help process feelings of grief. Children who attend grief camps learn to develop healthy coping skills while restoring a sense of normalcy with peers and surviving family members.
The Center, in collaboration with Communities In Schools of San Antonio, hosts 15 heroes who attend a three-day, two-night camp experience at no cost to their families. ‘Camp Heroes’ was designed for boys and girls, age 8-11, who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years, but who are unable to attend our peer support groups during the year due to various conflicts. ‘Camp Heroes’ is dedicated in loving memory of Reid Kelley, a young boy whose spirit and love brightened the lives of everyone he knew. The Center looks forward to launching an offsite overnight camp, Camp Kangeroo, in the Fall of 2015. For more information on the Children’s Bereavement Center’s camps, please contact Tami Logsdon, LPC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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