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Katerpillar Kids Camp 2021

Posted on June 3, 2021
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– IMPORTANT UPDATE –

In order to protect the health and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff, we have decided to postpone Katerpillar Kids Camp, scheduled to take place in September of 2021. Please check back for updates in the coming months, and see the information below for our Spring 2022 camp dates.

Save the Date!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Mane Support to host our next in-person Katerpillar Kids Camp to children 1st- 12th grade grade! Camp will take place on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at Mane Support in Roane County. 

Who: Children 1st – 12th grade and their parents or guardians

What: A FREE grief camp that teaches children how to cope with the loss of a loved one through a variety of activities including equine therapy, games, music, etc. 

When: Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, 2022. 

Where: Mane Support in Roane County – transportation will be available. 

Camper Registration: 

Coming Soon! Check back for more details.  

Volunteer Registration: 

Coming soon! Check back for more details. 


About Katerpillar Kids Camp

Katerpillar Kids Camp is a special camp for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The camp is coordinated by Covenant Hospice and sponsored by Variety, and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. Many campers come to camp because they lost a parent, however, children who have lost any family member or a friend is welcome to participate. Learn more at the Covenant HomeCare and Hospice website.

About Mane Support

Mane Support is a nonprofit organization that provides a ministry through equine-assisted grief counseling to children, youth, teens, and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one or other types of trauma.  Horses can play a special role in the healing journey. Therapists and equine specialists of Mane Support are certified through EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association). In addition, they have experience, degrees and certifications in the fields of equine training and management, child development, and thanatology. All Mane Support activities are conducted on the ground; there is no horse riding. Mane Support is located in Roane County.


Camper Registration Form

Check back soon for more details!