Extraordinary Georgia Camp Helps Grieving Kids

Extraordinary Georgia Camp Helps Grieving Kids

The Experience Camp at Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA (for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver from the SE United States) takes place later this month, July 29 – August 3.

WHAT:

This summer, July 29 – August 3, at Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA, boys and girls from the Southeast will come together to spend a week at “Experience Camp.” Experience Camps provide free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief.

WHY:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1.5 million children are living in a single-family household because of the death of one parent. Grieving children are at higher risk than their non-grieving peers for depression, anxiety, poor school attendance or dropping out, isolation, behavior problems, lowered academic achievement, drug and/or alcohol abuse, incarceration or suicide. Experience Camps Help.

WHEN: July 29 – August 3, 2019

WHERE: Camp Blue Ridge (Hwy 441 and Playhouse Drive), Mountain City, GA

ABOUT EXPERIENCE CAMPS:

Experience Camps are free one-week camps for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.  It’s a place where kids can laugh, cry, play, create, remember the person who died, or forget the grief that weighs them down.  It’s a place where they can feel “normal”, because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it’s like to lose someone important to them. In 2019, Experience Camps will have more than 700 campers at camps in Maine, California, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan. For more information about Experience Camps, visit http://www.experience.camp. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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