Healing Hearts Camp
Healing Hearts Camp 2016
Presented by The Grief Center and New York Life.
Dates: June 3-5, 2016
Locataion: Camp Loughridge Tulsa, OK
Cost: Through the generosity of New York Life, camp weekend is offered at no cost. A one-time $20.00 registration fee per camper is due at time of enrollment.
Registration is now closed.
Healing Hearts Camp
One in seven children will lose a parent or sibling before they are 20.
Research links untreated grief with depression, struggles in school, drug and alcohol abuse, and death by suicide.
Kids that have experienced a loss can feel isolated, different. They may feel like no one understands what they are feeling.
Coupling this with the pressure to be strong or to “get over it” can crush little hearts.Children are resilient, but they need help coping with their loss. They need a safe place to tell their story and heal. Healing Hearts Camp gives them that place.
Healing Hearts Camp is a weekend full of canoeing, climbing, swimming, crafts, bonfires and laughter for kids and teens ages 8-18. It gives campers a chance to just be kids and learn how to grieve in healthy ways. Every little heart gets to share their story with professional grief counselors and kids just like them – kids that have also expereienced loss.
They learn they are not alone and they they don’t have to “just get over it.” They learn that it is is ok to have lots of different emotions when somebody dies and that there are people that will stand up for them when they cannot stand up for themselves.
They learn how to heal.
The first Healing Hearts Camp was held in 2015 and hosted 57 children in need at no cost to them or their families thanks to the generous support of New York Life and donations from those in the community. The second annual camp, held June 3 - 5, 2016 will have over 68 campers!
”It was amazing to realize that I’m not the only person who has ever been through something like this. We all have a different story, but we all share one of the most important parts. I LOVED camp.”
- Healing Hearts Camper 2015
Want to Volunteer?
Camp could not be successful without the help of our amazing volunteers! Shifts range from full weekend, day, or hour shifts.
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Want to Donate?
Camp is provided free of charge to all children in need.
Would you like to help send a child to camp in 2017? Click here to donate now!