Camp Braveheart is a day camp for children and youth who have experienced the death of a loved one.
About the camp
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.
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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.
Who & Where
They may be different from the kids at church or school, but at Camp Braveheart, they are all the same. Camp Braveheart will take place this year from June 3-7, 2024 at Walters 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.
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.
Interested in volunteering?
Complete the application and email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 2150 Limestone Pkwy, Ste. 222, Gainesville, GA 30510.