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Camp Jamie

Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Frederick in honor of Dana Cable.

October 2018 - Day Camp (Ages 6-14)

May 17-19, 2019 - 2 Night Sleepover Camp (Ages 6-14)

What is Camp Jamie?
Camp Jamie is a special weekend experience for grieving children ages 6 to 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 Buddy, 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 team games, arts/crafts, hiking, 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 our generous donors, Camp Jamie is available to the children of Frederick County at no charge.

To register a child or become a volunteer for Camp Jamie, please dowload our application. For further questions, call the Hospice office at 240-566-3030. Space is limited, so be sure to register early.

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