Open Accessibility Menu

Hendrick Hospice Care’s Camp Courage offers healing for children suffering loss

Grief is more than an emotional reaction, especially for children. A normal response to loss can vary based on individual experiences and the nature of the loss. Children who have experienced loss often feel alone, different and misunderstood. Hendrick Hospice Care’s Camp Courage offers children peer support and mentoring to heal and regain hope.

Camp Courage is a three-day, two-night camp providing typical recreational camp activities for young campers, as well as grief activities to build self-confidence, trust and understanding of their grief experience. The supportive environment works to give children an outlet for unexpressed emotions, develop coping skills and provides connections with other children who have suffered similar losses.

Children who have suffered loss of a loved one through death, divorce, incarceration, deployment or other painful transition are encouraged to attend. The camp is offered for third through 12th graders and is held in Lueders, from May 31-June 2.

Applications are available through May 10 at, by email at, available for pick up at Hendrick Hospice Care Center at 1651 Pine St., or by calling 325-670-6951.