Camp for Grieving Children in its 21st Year

May 24, 2013

Alive Hospice’s Camp Forget-Me-Not is coming up June 5-7 in Murfreesboro. May 28 is the last day to register. Pictured: Camp Forget-Me-Not includes a variety of activities, including creative projects, that help kids process grief by identifying and expressing what they’re feeling. It’s also plenty of fun by design!

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The 21st annual Camp Forget-Me-Not for grieving children is scheduled to get underway June 5 in Murfreesboro.

The camp is sponsored by Alive Hospice and is intended for children between the ages of 6 and 14 who have lost someone they love.

Grief Counselor Pan Quaintance says the camp is designed to be fun, but also provides children with the tools to cope with loss.

“A lot of times what happens when you’re grieving is you feel very isolated, whether you’re a child or adult. But for kids in particular that can be the case and it can just help to feel a connection with other kids who’ve lost a mom, or a dad, or a grandparent, or a brother or sister - whoever it might be – and know that you’re not alone in that process and that other people understand what you’re going through.”

Quaintance says the children attending will get a chance to tell their stories, learn how to cope with their emotions, and learn about the importance of ritual and remembrance.

There’s a $30 registration fee, but scholarships are available for those who need help with the cost. To register, call Pam Quaintance at 615-346-8680.