ALL SEASONS HEALING HEARTS CAMP
All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp is a special day camp offered to children ages 5-18 and their families who have experienced loss or are grieving. Participants have a chance to come together and share about their loss and begin to heal. Participants discover creative ways of saying goodbye to an old season and embracing a new one through various therapeutic activities. Activities include obstacle courses, nature trail walks, archery, art, music, & horseback Riding. Most of all, participants will come to know that loss is a part of life, and is not easy, but our creator has given us His strength & grace to go through each season as we find hope in the everyday.
Parents, caregivers, and adult participants come away with a new-found knowledge of how to heal from their own ACE’s. A useful toolbox might include stages of grief, new language, listening skills and new ways to build relationships within the home.
To support parents and caregivers, special parenting sessions will be offered while their children participate in therapeutic activities - Parents and caregivers are welcome!
The staff & volunteers working with All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp are :
social workers, school psychologists, physicians, chaplains, LPCs, LPES, Interns [Coker College, Francis Marion University], Medical Staff [ Nurses, OT’s & PT’s ] and trained volunteers.
To register for All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp 2021, please call Child and Family Resource Foundation at 843.917.0495 OR mail in an application (found below).
All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp
Date for 2022 TBA
Free to participants. Contributions accepted.
WHY ALL SEASONS HEALING HEARTS CAMP?
Since the mid to late 1990's our country has frequently referred to the ACE study, otherwise known as, "The Adverse Childhood Experience" body of literature that indicated how childhood stress & trauma have been linked to negative academic, occupational, physical, behavioral and mental health outcomes. Furthermore, the ACE study has laid the foundational work to recognize, and instill hope, awareness, coupled with support due to the impact of traumatic events, grief, and loss in our children and their families.
All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp believes that when young people and their families come together in a positive climate and are able to express themselves with the help of trained professional, these families and children can develop healthy coping skills that will help them in their journey to find a place of rest.
Through increased awareness, resources, and support grieving children can once again find hope and see life as full of exciting possibilities.
Now more than ever, All Seasons Healing Hearts Camp is committed to helping heal the grieving hearts of children in our community struggling with trauma and grief. As Covid-19 continues to be ever-present, All Seasons has developed a plan to help ensure participant safety.
All participants, volunteers and staff will use precautionary measures such as: frequent washing of hands, hand sanitizing stations will be positioned in each activity area, avoidance of close contact (less than 6 feet 2 meters), and masks will be given to any participant who does not have one. With our protective procedures in place, family participants can engage protective choices while learning about wellness, all the while experiencing a tangible sense of normalcy during the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are no words for how you feel when you get to play with children all day!
Thank you to everyone in our community who helped us still make the vision of camp possible.
NARROW WAY NATURE CENTER
1248 Windfall Farm Lane
Hartsville, SC 29550
“Hope it's a good thing maybe the best of things and a good thing never dies." What is Grief Camp, as one of the families that has been so blessed by it, in its simplest form HOPE. A place for hope to take root for the journey of healing. Through this camp children and their families, just like ours, are given a strategic day of care and refreshment. It's like love and hope are being poured from a pitcher into your heart. It is safe haven to share, sometimes even without words - yet through the beautiful tools of nature, art, horses and music , refreshment and healing flow. This camp will be a mile marker in many lives of a sweet place for the hurting heart to find help, hope and healing.”