Camp Braveheart

Call for more information: 770-219-8888

Camp Braveheart is a day camp for children and youth who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Register Now for Camp Braveheart 2019!    

JUNE 17 - 21 - GRADES K-5TH | JULY 15 - 19 - GRADES 5TH-8TH

Register for June 2019 here, and register for July 2019 here.

  1. Complete online registration linked above.
  2. Fill out the application electronically and email to or fax to 770-219-8887.
  3. A grief counselor will reach out to you to schedule a face-to-face intervew with your child. 

About the camp

Braveheart 1Camp Braveheart is a day camp, provided at no cost, for children and youth who have experienced the death of a close friend or family member.

Founded in 1995 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, the Braveheart Program has provided grief support to over 1000 children via the camp experience and school-based support groups.Thanks to the generosity of donors, Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is able to offer Camp Braveheart. The program is carefully designed to help children and youth learn to cope with the complicated emotions that arise from the death of a loved one.

The most important thing that campers learn during the week is that they are not alone — other youth have experienced similar losses.

To donate to Hospice of NGMC or Camp Braveheart, please click here.

Camp Objectives

Facilitated by a team of licensed social workers, therapists and trained volunteers, Camp Braveheart is a structured, supportive environment which provides campers with:

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  • 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.

Who & Where

They may be different from the kids at church or school, but at Camp Braveheart, they are all the same. Camp Braveheart takes place in June and July at Walter’s Barn in Lula, GA. This camp is provided at no cost and is open to any child in the community who has experienced a significant death. It is sponsored by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and funded by community and private donations.

Contact Camp Braveheart

Call 770-219-8888 or 888-572-3900, or email for more information

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.

Are you ready to volunteer? Click below to view and print the volunteer application and criminal background check. Completed forms may be emailed to or faxed (770-219-8887).

School-based Grief Support Groups

Braveheart 3Braveheart 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 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


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