Wilmington, NC – Parents of children who are coping with the death of a loved one have a local summer camp option available through Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Sunshine Camp offers a chance for children who are coping with grief to meet other young people who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives, while honoring the loved one, processing the grief in healthy ways, and enhancing self-esteem. The camp is led by counselors with trained volunteers, and is offered free of charge.
Camp sessions are organized by grade level, so children are around peers of similar ages. Each camp session is offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Phillips LifeCare and Counseling Center, 1414 Physicians Drive in Wilmington.
Sunshine Camp for rising second- and third-graders will be held June 24-28. Sunshine Camp for rising fourth- and fifth-graders will be held July 8-12. Sunshine Camp for rising middle schoolers (sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders) will be held July 22-26.
Each camper attends an orientation meeting with one of the camp directors prior to attending. For more information, visit LCFH.org or call 910-796-7991.
All young people are invited to Sunshine Camp. Loved ones did not have to be Lower Cape Fear Hospice patients for a young person to attend. Sunshine Camp is generously supported by the Landfall Foundation. Grief camps are 100 percent funded by grants from foundations, individuals and businesses who donate to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community. For more information, visit lcfh.org.