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Camp Courage

What is Camp Courage?

Camp Courage is a day camp for children entering third through 12th grade who have experienced the death of a loved one. Children are placed in small groups with peers their age and are led through a curriculum by specially trained volunteers and professionals from the community.

The goals of Camp Courage are to create an atmosphere of unconditional love, compassion and support to help the participants normalize feelings, explore and alleviate any sense of guilt related to the loss, learn tools for coping and have fun! We do this through a variety of evidenced-based therapeutic activities. Past examples include pet therapy, emotional intelligence skill development, yoga, recreation, sand tray therapy, mindfulness, memorialization and self-care techniques.

Our next session is scheduled for June 5 - 8, 2023 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. at Hendrick Hospice Care Center, 1651 Pine Street, and June 9, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at PrimeTime, 4541 Loop 322.


There is a $10 registration fee per child but all other costs are generously funded by Children's Miracle Network and other community partners. (If the $10 registration fee presents a financial hardship, please reach out to us to discuss financial aid options.) To register your child, click here.

Registration has been extended. The new deadline to register is by May 29, 2023.

Adult Support Group

By community request, part of Camp Courage this year will include a support group for parents/guardians of children who have experienced the death of a loved one. This group will be facilitated by counseling interns and overseen by a LMFT-S. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Volunteering for Camp Courage

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for Camp Courage? Click here!

For any questions, concerns, or immediate children’s grief-related needs, please contact Adrianna Golden-Smith at (325) 670-6951 or