July 28 – 30, 2017
What is Camp Amanda?
Camp Amanda is a special weekend experience for grieving children ages 7 to 14. This carefully designed program helps children begin to talk about their feelings related to a death of someone special, and teaches them coping skills for dealing with those feelings.
Camp Amanda leaders include professional bereavement counselors and specially trained volunteers. Children accepted for Camp Amanda are paired with an adult volunteer with whom he or she will spend the weekend. Adult volunteers provide companionship, support, friendship and lots of individualized attention for their camper.
What are the types of activities?
In addition to grief education and support, campers also enjoy traditional camp activities, such as swimming, team games, arts/crafts, hiking, and campfires with storytellers.
All activities provide plenty of opportunities for the children to express themselves and develop bonds with others. Through interactions with other children and adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief.
What is the cost?
Thanks to the generosity of the community, Camp Amanda is available at no charge to the participants or their families.
Space is limited, so be sure to register early.
See more about Camp Amanda on Facebook.
Applications accepted until June 15, 2017, or until all of the available spaces have been filled.