Our Mission is to support children suffering from loss by normalizing feelings of grief and teaching them that having fun is part of healing. In a typical year, we are proud to offer two bereavement camps for school-aged children that have suffered the loss of a loved one – A Teen Grief Retreat, and Camp Braveheart.
Why Camp? Research in the field of grief management shows that camps are promising venues to help bereaved children develop and build resilience in dealing with loss. In addition to participating in many of the camp activities that Marmon Valley Farm has to offer, campers will also participate in small group discussions, healing art activities, and other grief-related activities. However, the most valuable thing that our camp accomplishes is connecting children to other children their age that have experienced similar loss. Our campers leave feeling like they are not alone in their grief.
Camp Braveheart is a day-camp for children ages 5-13. It is offered every summer and requires pick-up and drop-off daily. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided.
The Teen Grief Retreat is an intensive workshop for teens ages 14-19. This retreat takes place over a single weekend (Friday evening to Sunday morning). It requires pick-up and drop-off, and all meals, snacks, lodging, and activities are provided.
All camps are 100% FREE for all participants. This is made possible by Universal Home Health and Hospice, The Green Hills Foundation, and The United Way of Logan County.
Both programs are staffed by a team of trained, background-checked volunteers that include hospice professionals, social workers, and nurses.