Camp WINGS (When INeed Get Support) is a bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one. Campers participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with group grief education and emotional support, led by expert bereavement professionals and trained volunteers.

Any child ages 6-16 can attend Camp WINGS. Potential campers will be required to fill out an application containing personal, bereavement, and medical information. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each application will be reviewed in detail by the Family Support Team and a face-to-face interview is required in order to ensure the best possible experience for every Camp WINGS participant.

This year’s camp will be held November 3-5, 2017. Caregivers will drop off their child/adolescent on Friday, November 3 at 5:00 p.m. and return for a Celebration Ceremony on Sunday, November 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Camp is held at Camp John Hope, 281 Hope Entrance Rd. Fort Valley, GA 31030. The camp phone number is 478-967-2302.

Yes! Any child age 6-16 may attend camp regardless of whether their loved one was on Hospice or not.

There is no charge for a child to attend camp. Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals in our community, there is no cost for a child to attend.

Yes. Siblings within the age parameters (6-16) are encouraged to come together. Campers are grouped by age and gender for safety.

There will be lots of activities for the children of all ages and abilities. Camp activities include the following:

  • Group sharing
  • Singing silly songs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Games
  • Nature walk
  • Horseback riding
  • Pet therapy
  • Camp fire with s’mores and hot cocoa
  • Carnival fun for younger kids
  • Low ropes course/team building activity for teens

And more!
For more information or to apply for Camp WINGS, use the drop down menu under the Camp WINGS tab above or call Heart of Georgia Hospice at 478-953-5161.

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