Hospice of South Georgia, Inc. provides an annual bereavement camp for students in grades 1-12 who are trying to cope with a significant loss in their lives. CAMP HOPE will promote a journey through the grief process. CAMP HOPE helps students recognize that grief is a natural response to losing a loved one and find healing by offering a comfortable and safe environment, allowing free expression of their feelings and loss.

Students attending CAMP HOPE will participate in a variety of activities alongside others their age who are dealing with emotions and feelings of loss much like their own. They will also be grouped with caring counselors who are trained to offer support and valuable information as they journey through the grieving process. Students will be encouraged to express their feelings and emotions at their own comfort levels, and in turn better understand those feelings associated with grief and bereavement. Professional staff is also available to students and their families following the camp to continue to assist with any grief or bereavement related needs.

Students attending CAMP HOPE build friendships while playing and talking together in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, music therapy, games and sports recreations, and much more. The students will be able to share emotions with others like them and recognize that grief is a natural response to losing someone. Together they can learn to help each other with their grief and loss and learn ways to help themselves as well.

Camp Objectives

  • Sharing:
    • To provide students an opportunity to meet in a safe and accepting environment to share their experiences and feelings with others of their age who have lost a loved one.
  • Understanding:
    • To increase the child’s understanding of grief and the journey through mourning.
  • Expression:
    • To provide information on grief in order to facilitate better understanding and expression of their feelings.
  • Memories:
    • To enable students to merge their feelings with memories of their loved one.
  • Awareness:
    • To increase the student’s  awareness of available support systems.
  • Hope:
    • To instill feelings of hope and life for the future within others who have experienced a loss.

If you know of a child that may benefit from this years camp or

would like more information please contact our office,

at 912-588-0080 (Monday through Friday 8:30 to 5:00)