Grief Support for Your Child or Teen in a Safe and Structured Camp Environment

It’s so hard to say goodbye to a loved one, especially for children and teens.  Camp Hope has been helping children and teens cope with grief and loss for many years.

Camp Hope is an overnight camp designed to help children and teens heal after experiencing the death of a loved one. Activities are designed to help children recognize their inner strength, improve self-esteem, and increase self-confidence. Camp Hope provides opportunities for children to connect with others facing similar circumstances, helping them learn that they are not alone in their grief journey. It is designed to enhance children’s innate resiliency. We will focus on recognizing the strengths of each camper and give them helpful tools to promote feelings of confidence and hope.

Grief counselors, trained staff, and volunteers will guide children on their grief journey. All Camp Hope activities provide children with a safe space to explore grief and embrace healing while having fun. Activities include small group work, crafts, and outdoor activities.

Our Counselors

Camp Hope is led by specialty staff and trained grief counselors. Our counselors will teach your child healthy coping mechanisms and how to navigate their feelings of sadness, loss, or frustration. Staff and volunteers will provide a caring presence, assist with supervision, and help Campers work through any feelings that might surface.

For more information

Please contact Blue Ridge Hospice Grief Support Services at (540) 313-9200.

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