Tillery Compassionate Care will host Camp Forget-Me-Not

Tillery Compassionate Care has announced 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 18 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.

“We want to thank the Stanly County United Way, who helps to make this event possible at no charge to the families,” said Chief Executive Officer Lori Thayer. “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 safe and supportive environment for grieving children and their families with therapeutic experience through activities such as fishing, horseback riding, crafts, a scavenger hunt for a memory bear and a butterfly release.

“Our Camp Forget-Me-Not is a day for children and their families to honor and remember their loved one. When children have the opportunity to speak and express their grief creatively, healing occurs in wonderful and unexpected ways,” said Bereavement Coordinator Michaele Conners, MA, LCMHC. “This day is for the entire family, to share memories together and have fun in a beautiful country environment. The adults often state they, along with their camper, receive so much from the camp and feel better in their grief process. We look forward each year to holding this amazing camp for our community.”

Applications can be found at https://tillerycompassionatecare.org/event/2454/ and are due on April 19.

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