Do you know a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one? If they are an Indian River County resident, they are eligible for VNA Hospice’s Camp Chrysalis, a one-day bereavement retreat for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The no-cost camp will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, November 19th at the Intergenerational Recreation Center (1590 9th St. SW, Vero Beach). A holiday snow globe art project, movement and music activities, games, group workshops and a butterfly release are just a few of the fun activities planned for the day.
The camp is staffed by VNA bereavement counselors and activity leaders who are trained in bereavement support. Special camp activities are designed to help children work through their grief and understand that their emotions are a normal part of the grieving process. Campers have an opportunity to interact with peers who have experienced a similar loss and discover they are not alone.
Camp Chrysalis is free of charge for Indian River County children ages 6—12, and is not limited to those who have been served by VNA Hospice. The event is made possible by the VNA Hospice Foundation and Quail Valley Charities, Inc.
Application deadline is November 11th. For more information or to register a child, contact Sara Bumgarner at 772.978.5553. For more information about VNA services, call 772.567.5551 or visit www.vnatc.com.