A Camp for Grieving Children
Because of their limited life experiences, and lack of coping skills, children may find the grief process very difficult as they struggle with their inability to express these overwhelming emotions in a healthy manner. In response to this need, 3HC Hospice 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! provides a safe and caring environment where children learn that their feelings are normal and a crucial part of the healing process.
Wings! 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
- Balloon Release with Letters to Loved Ones
Up to thirty children ages 8 – 16 participate in the camp. Wings! is staffed by both professionals and volunteers.
To refer a child you know from eastern North Carolina, who is experiencing the trauma of bereavement, or if you would like to volunteer to help at Wings!, please contact:Cierra Jordan, Social Work Manager
2400 B Montgomery Drive
Wilson, North Carolina 27893
or call: 252-291-4400
Our 2015 Wings! Camp will be held August 14-16, 2015. For more information, see the Wings! Camp brochure in pdf format.
Interested? 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 Cierra Jordan at 2400 B Montgomery Drive, WILSON, NC 27893. We look forward to a great camp! Wings! Camp application
Interested in volunteering at Wings Camp? Please print and fill out these two forms. Once completed please mail to Cierra Jordan at 2400 B Montgomery Drive, WILSON, NC 27893. Wings! Camp Volunteer Application Wings! Camp Volunteer Background Check