Wings Camp

A Camp for Grieving Children

Because of their limited life experiences and lack of coping skills, children may find the grieving process very difficult as they struggle with their inability to express these overwhelming emotions in a healthy manner. In response to this need, 3HC founded its summer Wings Camp for Grieving Children in June 2000. Wings is an opportunity for children to interact and gain support from peers who are also experiencing grief.
3HC Hospice staff and volunteers supervise Wings Camp and lead all activities.

They are specially trained to work with children who have lost loved ones. All volunteers agree to a thorough background check and attend a pre-camp training session.

Grief-related activities are conducted in small groups led by camp volunteers. In addition, children are encouraged to express themselves through arts and crafts and other activities. Most importantly, Wings Camp provides a safe and caring environment where children learn that their feelings are normal and a crucial part of the healing process.

Wings Camp activities include:

  • Therapeutic Grief Group
  • Therapeutic Art Projects
  • Informative Films about Grief
  • Friday Night Fun
  • Camper/Family Activity
  • Self-Esteem and Teamwork Course
  • Campfire Activities
  • Candle Lighting Memorial Service
  • Swimming
  • Balloon Release with Letters to Loved Ones

Wings CampUp to thirty children ages 8 – 16 participate in the camp. Wings Camp is staffed by both professionals and volunteers.

Registering for Camp– Interested in signing a child up for Wings Camp? Please print the following application and fill out all fields except the highlighted ones. Signatures will be obtained at camp orientation. Once completed please mail to Ben Strickland at the address below. We look forward to a great camp! Wings Camp application

Volunteering at Wings Camp – Are you interested in volunteering at Wings Camp? Please print and fill out these two forms. Once completed, please mail to the address below. Wings Camp Volunteer Application Wings Camp Volunteer Background Check

Wings Camp is held during August each year, at Camp Albemarle in Newport, NC. To refer a child, for more information on the camp, or if you’re interested in volunteering at the camp, please contact:

Ben Strickland
Bereavement Experience Coordinator
2402 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
(919) 735-1387 ext.1510