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Camp Courage

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Camp Courage is a bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 16 who have experienced the death of someone they love such as a parent, grandparent or friend. The camp provides a supportive and safe environment for them to share their feelings with one another.

Through expressive art activities, games, music and much more, campers have opportunities to:

  • Identify and express feelings
  • Remember and share memories
  • Understand of the nature of grief
  • Learn how to maintain a healthy connection to lost loved ones

Family Time

If you’re a parent or guardian, please join us at 3:45 p.m. on camp day to learn about the camp activities and to participate in a time of remembrance.

Staff and Volunteers

Our staff is made up of social workers, bereavement counselors, chaplains, nurses and volunteers who have training and experience in working with children who have lost loved ones.

Make a Donation

Camp Courage is open to children in Johnston County. The camp is made possible by community donations, and there is no charge for children to attend. If you’d like to make a donation, please send it to the address below.

Johnston Health Foundation
Attn: Camp Courage
P.O. Box 1376
Smithfield, NC 27577.

Sponsors

Camp Courage is sponsored by:

Johnston Health Home Care and Hospice
SECU Hospice House of Johnston Health

If you have any questions or cannot register online, please contact April Barbour-Matthews at 919-209-3478 or april.barbour-matthews@unchealth.unc.edu

Photos

  • Charter camper with Murray.

    Camp Courage

    Charter camper with Murray.

  • Craft time at Camp Courage.

    Camp Courage

    Craft time at Camp Courage.

  • Play Group with group of campers at Craft time at Camp Courage.

    Camp Courage

    Play Group with group of campers at Craft time at Camp Courage.

  • Camp Courage staff and volunteers before lunch.

    Camp Courage

    Camp Courage staff and volunteers before lunch.

  • Camp Courage Staff and Voluntters.

    Camp Courage

    Camp Courage Staff and Voluntters.

  • Camper and staff member each lunch at Camp Courage

    Camp Courage

    Camper and staff member each lunch at Camp Courage.

  • Campers finish lunch at Camp Courage

    Camp Courage

    Campers finish lunch at Camp Courage.

  • Lunch time at Camp Courage.

    Camp Courage

    Lunch time at Camp Courage.

  • Science learning at Camp Courage.

    Camp Courage

    Science learning at Camp Courage.

  • Craft time at outside shelter at Camp Courage.

    Camp Courage

    Craft time at outside shelter at Camp Courage.

  • Memory stick craft at Camp Courage.

    Camp Courage

    Memory stick craft at Camp Courage.

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