Katerpillar Kids Camp is a special grief camp for children grades 1-12 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The camp is a free community service provided by Covenant Hospice and sponsored by Variety – The Children’s Charity.
The camp provides a safe and understanding environment where similar experiences of grief can be shared. Trained camp counselors provide information and guidance as they listen with open minds, hearts, and ears to each camper. Through individual expressions, the children realize they are not alone…that there are others who can share their pain…others who are close in age, thought, and feeling.
The camp is also about fun as campers enjoy a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, story telling, music, a ropes course, and hiking. Specially trained volunteers provide guidance throughout the weekend.