(First Grade to Age 14)
May 16, 17, and 18, 2014
What is Camp Jamie?
Camp Jamie is a special weekend experience for grieving children from First Grade to age 14. This carefully designed program helps children begin to talk about their feelings related to a death of someone special, and teaches them coping skills for dealing with those feelings.
Who are the staff members?
Camp Jamie staff includes professional bereavement counselors, specially trained volunteers and psychologists. Children accepted for Camp Jamie are paired with an adult volunteer called a Big Buddies, with whom he or she will spend the weekend. Big Buddies provide companionship, support, friendship and lots of individualized attention for their little buddy.
What are the types of activities?
In addition to grief education and support, campers also enjoy camp activities, such as fishing, team games, arts/crafts, hiking, sing-a-longs, campfires with storytellers and the Camp Jamie Olympics.
All activities provide plenty of opportunities for the children to express themselves and develop bonds with others. Through interactions with other children and adults, campers learn that they are not alone in their grief
What is the cost?
Thanks to the generosity of the Frederick Community, Camp Jamie is available to the children of Frederick County at no charge.
To register a child or become a volunteer for Camp Jamie select one of the applications below. For further questions, call the Hospice office at 240-566-3030. Space is limited, so be sure to register early.
Applications for May 2014 will be accepted beginning October 1, 2013.
**The deadline for volunteer and children applications is Friday, April 4, 2014.