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Katerpillar Kids Camp – A Free Grief Camp

Katerpillar Kids Camp 2018:

Camp – Sept. 15-16, 2018

Camper Application Deadline – Sept 7, 2018

Katerpillar Kids Camp is a special grief camp for children grades 1-12 who are grieving the loss through death of a loved one. Many campers come to camp because they lost a parent, however, campers that have lost any member of their family or a friend would be appropriate to participate.

The camp provides a safe place where campers share similar experiences. Trained camp volunteer counselors provide information and guidance as they listen with open minds, hearts, and ears to each camper. Most children who attend camp come to the realization that they are not alone and others who can share their pain…others who are close in age, thought, and feeling.

While camp has a therapeutic aspect, campers and volunteers also have a lot of fun! Camp Wesley Woods staff lead us on many of our fun adventures. Depending on the age of the camper, some activities include:

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Crafts
  • Puppet Show
  • Music
  • High Ropes Courses
  • Mane Support
  • Fun camp games
    Campers canoeing at Katerpillar Kids Camp High School campers doing the high ropes course
    Campers during music time with Ms. Kathleen! Campers playing games at Katerpillar Kids Camp

Camp is a great way for grieving children to see hope at the end of what is sometimes a very dark tunnel. 

The camp is a free community service provided by Covenant Hospice and sponsored by Variety – The Children’s Charity.