8:30 am -3 pm
For ages 6-16
Sgt. Jasper Park
To register please call Renée Woodruff at 843-706-2296
All those feelings and many others are normal for anyone who has lost a loved one. For children in particular, the range of feelings can be more extended and more intense. Parents might not know how to help their children grieve.
To help children better understand their feelings, Hospice Care of the Lowcountry offers Camp TLC, a one-day Bereavement Day Camp. It provides a unique environment and experience for children to explore and express their grief and pain. Campers range in age from 6 to 16 and are divided into age appropriate groups for some sessions.
This highly acclaimed camp touches lives through crafts, recreation, professional therapists, nurses, social workers, clergy and trained volunteers. Activities are designed to help children express feelings related to their loss and to decrease their sense of isolation by interacting with other children who have had losses too.
Please advise of special dietary or physical limitations so that we may accommodate special needs. All identifying registration data and information shared at camp is kept strictly confidential.
Fun with a purpose
We have planned a full day of activities, some serious, some creative and some just for fun. Campers will have a chance to play and laugh and meet new friends.
Expression of feelings is sometimes made easier through creating artwork, drawing a picture, making a collage, writing a poem. Children will be encouraged to use available materials to showcase memories or to illustrate some of the feelings that need to get out.
Listening and talking
Some campers might want to talk about their feelings concerning the death of a loved one. Others might prefer to listen to their peers or to counselors. No matter which route they choose, it is just that, their choice. No one will pressure anyone else into sharing if they prefer just to listen.
One of the most meaningful activities of Camp TLC is the Remembrance Ceremony at the end of the day. Led by our chaplain, this ceremony allows participants to express thoughts and memories of their loved ones in a special way. Parents are encouraged to attend this closing session.
Contact Hospice Care of the Lowcountry for more information.
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