Camp Bravehearts is a weekend camp for kid’s age 6 to 17 who have lost a loved one. Traditional camp adventures are combined with special activities that teach coping skills, honor memories of a loved one, and offer friendships with others who also are grieving.
The weekend special activities include creative arts, music, grief education, and honoring memories. On Saturday night, the group will launch their handmade memory boats in a ceremony that symbolizes a goodbye to their loved one.
Staff from Reverence Home Health & Hospice who specialize in grief counseling and support will work with the kids throughout the weekend to help them understand their feelings of loss while honoring and cherishing the memories of those special people. Each person expresses grief differently, and the Reverence team is there to help the kids through family issues, feelings of loneliness, and stress management while cherishing the memory of those they have lost.
Kids also can enjoy traditional camp fun all weekend long – hiking, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, and group sports. Most activities are outdoors.
This year’s camp will take place Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 at Camp Copneconic in Fenton. There is no cost to attend Camp Bravehearts. To register, please call (810)-579-7588. Spots fill quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible!