Our day-camp experience, for children and teens ages 5 to 17 that have lost a loved one, provides a caring, safe environment where campers are free to explore their feelings and concerns. Campers learn that grief is not a process of forgetting, but remembering with less pain.
Camp Treehouse provides the opportunity for campers to meet others their age who know what it’s like to have experienced a death of someone they love. Campers will share memories, explore feelings, and remember loved ones through creative and recreational activities. Activities will include art, crafts, music, games, and outdoor activities. A continental breakfast and lunch is provided.
While not mandatory, parents or guardians are encouraged to attend. Adults will participate in group sessions designed to better understand a child’s grieving process and how they can best support their child’s needs. Grief counselors and volunteers are specially trained to assist those who have lost a loved one. Many have experienced similar losses in their own lives.
Camp Treehouse is a free service of Carilion Clinic Hospice. Priority is given to first-time campers. Photographs will be taken throughout the day (there are opt-out options at time of registration).
Space is limited! Register by Sept. 18 by calling 540-563-5316, ext. 3014.