Camp Wings

Wisdom, Insight, Knowledge, and Guidance through Sorrow

Hospice of West Tennessee recognizes the important nurturing role you have with a child who has lost a loved one.  We know this is a time of many needs and therefore invite you to consider registering your child at our upcoming good grief camp for children—Camp Wings.

This unique camp is for children ages 7-14 years who are experiencing grief related to the loss of a loved one.  The children will receive the benefits of a weekend of counseling by qualified, trained counselors and fun activities in a beautiful camp setting at Mid South Youth Campgrounds in Henderson.  Many activities are just plain fun—swimming, paddleboats, roasting marshmallows, softball, hayrides, or spending time with new friends who have also experienced a loss.

Children will stay in secure, comfortable cabins.  They will be matched one to one with a trained volunteer “buddy,” solely devoted to assist the child in all activities throughout the weekend.  Meals are eaten together in the dining hall of the lodge.  Children will sign in Friday around 5:00 p.m., and will complete the camp after our family memorial service Sunday around 10:00 a.m.

Children are given the opportunity at camp to express their grief through art, music, play and group/individual activities.  They are encouraged to talk about the person, share stories and embrace memories.  The trained staff and volunteers provide support and guidance for the camp goers.  The weekend closes with a memorial service, including the children, parents/guardians, and siblings.  Rain or shine, it is a safe, supportive and fun environment for children to continue their journey towards healing.

Camp Wings is provided free of charge.  Applicants are considered on a first come, first serve basis.  Registration deadline is July 17, 2018.

August 3 - 5, 2018

To request an application or for further questions or information please contact:

Pat Bard, BSW
Hospice of West Tennessee
1804 Hwy 45 Bypass, Suite 100
Jackson, TN  38305

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.