Children and teenagers, from ages 5 to 17, who have experienced the death of loved-ones deserve special support as they grieve. St.Vincent Hospice - Anderson Region recognizes the special needs of grieving children and has established Camp Hope to meet those needs. There is no charge to attend Camp Hope. St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital is sponsoring the camp with generous support from the St.Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital Foundation. The camp provides an opportunity to share feelings of loss with other children and caring adults, and to learn that these feelings are normal. Camp was conducted Aug. 9 - 11, 2012.
The camp environment stresses fun and enjoyment, with the opportunity for brief, informal group discussions led by trained facilitators. Children may enjoy swimming, nature walks, arts and crafts, games, campfires and other fun activities.
The experience is not designed as therapy, but as an enjoyable way to gently teach coping skills and build self-esteem and trust.
To learn about the many volunteer opportunities with Camp Hope or to register a youth to be a camper, contact Mark Coffman at 646-8279.
Use this form as you travel and make provisions for someone to care for any of your children not going with you. This consent form and medical data questionnaire will be valuable should your child be ill or injured while you are away. Click Here for a pdf file, which you can print.
Kindergarten Round Up, a free service provided through a collaborative effort with agencies in the community, is a comprehensive program for disadvantaged children entering kindergarten. Children received free physicals and dental and hearing screenings through the collaboration of our hospital and other community agencies. This event also connects the whole family to health and social services within the community. Many families establish medical homes as a result of bringing their kindergarten-aged child to this event.