Kourage Kids camp offers children and teens a day of support and fun.
Your child will learn valuable tools to help them grieve in a healthy way, while connecting with other children who have also lost a loved one. Your child will make new friends while participating in a wide range of activities that may include:
- Balloon release
- Grief golf
- Chalk art
- Candle Making
- Rock Painting
- Hayrack Ride
- Remote control cars
- Lunch and two snacks provided
Mad? Sad? Scared?
Each activity "has a point." We provide productive fun that gives kids opportunities to express their thoughts and feelings. Whether your child is angry, scared, or simply sad, Kourage Kids camp is a special place that reminds them they're not alone in their grief.
Children Grieve, Too ...
Grieving children often feel alone because they may not know anyone their age who has experienced the death of a family member or friend.
Grief comes in "waves" for children. Support can help your child whether it has been just weeks, several months, or even years since the loss.
As the parent or caregiver of a child or teen who has experienced a loss, perhaps you're looking for new ways to help your child cope with grief.
With our trained grief counselors guiding the way, children can share their experiences with other children who are also dealing with loss.
Their common bond allows them to validate each others' feelings and lessens their sense of isolation. In a sense, they can help each other heal.
Kourage Kids grief camp is provided free of charge by UnityPoint Hospice - Peoria to children who have lost a loved one.