Friday, March 14, 2014
Camper openings are available for the March 29-30, 2014 Shannon’s Hope, a therapeutic weekend camp for children ages 6-15 who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past two years. This unique camp is an initiative of Bridges in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina and Roper Hospice.
Through participation in fun yet intense activities, Shannon’s Hope campers are encouraged to speak openly about issues of death and grief.
The experience is structured to teach the children that feelings such as sadness, fear, anger, and desperation are all normal aspects of the grieving process. Together they create friendships and support that allow them to identify and express their emotions in a safe, secure environment.
The camp is facilitated by professional counselors, and trained volunteer buddies provide compassionate individual support to the children.
Shannon’s Hope is held twice a year at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. A fee of $35 is requested; however, scholarships are available based on financial need. Referrals of campers are welcomed from parents, counselors, teachers, ministers, or other concerned persons. Transportation to and from camp is available.
To refer a camper or for questions, contact Kathy Berry at Bridges (Kathy@bridgessc.org or 843-216-7323).