Our Braveheart Program is tailored to fit the very specific needs of children and teens, who process grief differently than adults.
Camp Braveheart is a day camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a close friend or family member. This camp is FREE and available to any youth in the community who has experienced a significant death.
Facilitated by a team of licensed social workers, therapists and trained volunteers, Camp Braveheart is a structured, supportive environment which provides campers with:
- Vocabulary to talk about death, loss and intense emotions
- Healthy ways to cope with those intense emotions
- Opportunities to talk about and remember their loved one
- A safe place to talk about changes, fears and frustrations
- A chance to interact with other children/teens with similar losses
Camp Braveheart accomplishes these objectives through a combination of play, journaling, group discussion, art therapy, challenge games and one-on-one support.
At Camp Braveheart, we talk about sad things, but it is not a sad place. FUN is the underlying objective of everything we do!
Volunteer for Camp Braveheart
Make a difference in the life of a grieving child -- donate one week of your summer to volunteer at Camp Braveheart!
Volunteers may either work directly with campers as "Big Buddies" providing assistance with activities and one-on-one support, or in a more "behind-the-scenes" capacity helping with food preparation, set up/clean up and general site supervision.
Call 770-219-8888 or 888-572-3900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Ready to volunteer? Click below to view and print the volunteer application and criminal background check. Completed forms may be faxed (770-219-8887) or mailed to:
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center
2150 Limestone Pkwy, Suite 222
Gainesville, GA 30501.
Camp Braveheart Video
School-based Grief Support Groups
Braveheart counselors can guide a grief support group at your child’s school with a referral and help from a school counselor. Our counselors understand children’s natural resiliency and can help them navigate their feelings based on individual emotional and developmental needs.
Call 770-219-8888 or 1-888-572-3900, or email email@example.com for more information.
Braveheart Family Workshop
Join us for a workshop about healthy grieving for the whole family and learn to move forward while keeping your loved one’s memory alive.
- Grades K-12 plus parents/guardians
- Using art and other activities
- Guided by our counselors and a licensed art therapist