For a child, the loss of a loved one can be devastating and understanding the feelings that come afterwards can be confusing. VNA’s Camp Chrysalis, a bereavement-focused camp, offers a way for children who has experienced a death to better understand and cope with their emotions.
Camp Chrysalis offers a combination of fun, outdoor activities and therapeutic sessions for the children. Taking place in the fall and spring, the camp is staffed by VNA trained counselors and staff and the camp activities are designed to help children work through their grief and understand that their emotions are a normal part of the grieving process. Camp Chrysalis includes:
- Recreational activities
- Therapeutic exercises
- Music therapy
Camp Chrysalis may be the first step on their personal grief journey, and it is currently the only camp in our community focused on children and their unique and personal bereavement needs. Camp Chrysalis is made possible by the Otis G. Pike Charitable Trust and Quail Valley Charities.
There is no cost to attend Camp Chrysalis, but children must be an Indian River County resident between the ages 6-12.
October 12, 2019
IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center
1590 9th St SW, Vero Beach
To register your child for Camp Chrysalis, please fill out the preliminary registration form below. A more detailed application is needed to fully register for camp. Counselors will mail a full application to you or you can download one here to print at home.
All applications must be mailed or dropped off to the VNA office one week prior to camp in order for your child to attend.
*Note: Submitted application does not guarantee spot at camp. Families will be contacted by a counselor if space is available.