Hospice of Stanly to host Camp Forget-Me-Not

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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Hospice of Stanly announces the date of its annual free grief camp for children and their families who have experienced a loss.

This day camp will be on May 13 at Camp Joshua in Albemarle. Camp Forget-Me-Not is open to any grieving child in the community ages 5-18 along with their families.

“Many thanks to the Stanly County United Way, who helps to make this event possible at no charge to the families,” Executive Director Lori Thayer said. “We encourage anyone in the community to attend if they have grieving children in the family, even if the death was not hospice related.”

The camp offers a supportive environment for grieving children and their families with therapeutic experience through fun activities such as fishing, horseback riding, crafts, a scavenger hunt for a memory bear and a butterfly release.

“This camp is so important to aid in grieving for children,” said Bereavement Coordinator Michaele Conners, MA, LCMHC. “As children’s grief often looks different, so providing a safe environment is important to help them give and receive support from their peers. The education and tools they receive at camp also help them when they go home.”

Applications can be found at https://hospiceofstanly.org/camp-forget-me-not/ and are due on April 21.

For more information about Camp Forget-Me-Not call 704-983-4216.