June 9 – 11, 2017
Applications Due: May 11, 2017
WHAT IS FAMILY CAMP?
Hospice Hawaii’s annual Family Camp is for children and teens (7-17) and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. In a safe and supportive environment, families explore their loss, and are able to connect with others to learn that they are not alone in their grief. Families are given the opportunity to heal and remember their loved ones through various activities. The camp’s name Ka Pilina Pulama was given to honor our island heritage. It signifies that we are connected to the land, the heavens, and each other. This sustains and holds us through the darkest nights.
WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS?
- Individual Family Wayfinders: Each family is paired with a wayfinder who supports and accompanies them throughout the three day camp.
- Arts and Crafts: Families participate in a variety of activities connected to a central theme, unique to each year’s camp.
- Coping Strategies: Facilitators model strategies to communicate and express grief in healthy ways (it is okay to have fun while grieving).
- Memorials: Families learn to express their loss through rituals that honors their loved one and binds them together.
Please call 791-8093 or email familycamp@HospiceHawaii.org for more information.