Camp GLOW (Giving Loved Ones Wings) is a grief support day camp for kids and their parent(s) or guardian(s) who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Staffed by SSM Health at home Spiritual & Grief Counselors and specially trained volunteers, the day camp gives kids the opportunity to share their grief in a safe space.
Since children often experience grief differently than adults, Camp GLOW is designed to specifically address children’s grief. During breakout sessions, campers decorate memory boxes to hold remembrances of their loved one, create scrapbooks of visual memories, and of course have plenty of time to laugh and play.
Because loss affects whole families, we require that a parent/guardian attend Camp GLOW with their child to learn about the grieving process, including differences between adult and child grief. Camp GLOW holds a concurrent session for the adults while the children are involved in their various activities. The adult group will provide information and tools for the adults who are trying to help their children deal with grief and also grieving themselves.
Camp GLOW is offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of donors to the Home Health United-Visiting Nurse Service Foundation. Lunch, drinks, and snacks throughout the day are provided.
To learn more about Camp GLOW or to request information on upcoming sessions, please call 877-356-4514 or email Info@hhuvns.org.