Camp Charlie, a week-long day camp for bereaved children ages six through 12, is held in June at Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus in Willow Grove. Staff, volunteer facilitators and teen buddies lead campers through a week of healing and fun. Activities and challenges are used to guide and enhance the healing process for both campers and buddies. Art is used to memorialize, drama/movement to tell the story, and music and song writing to say goodbye.
Fun challenge activities provide an opportunity to build trust and communication skills. On the final day of Camp Charlie, campers, buddies and family members gather for a picnic party and special service of remembrance.
"I was nervous that camp would be too emotional, however, the girls thought it was the best camp ever." – Parent
"I have to say I loved every minute of camp. I have never been around so many kids who also lost a parent." – Camper
Camp Charlie 2013 runs from June 24 to June 28,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m each day.
For additional information on registration and dates, please call Safe Harbor at 215-481-5983.