For Children, Teens and Adults
For nearly two decades, Capital Caring has sought to embrace grieving children, teens and adults by offering loving support at local Point of Hope Camps held annually across the MD, VA and the D.C. metropolitan region. These Camps, most of which are one-day long, offer grieving individuals the opportunity to connect with others who have also suffered a loss in safe, therapeutic environments. Thanks to generous donors, sponsors and friends of Capital Caring, costs for each participant are fully covered. Campers do not need to worry about how they will afford to pay for this bereavement support.
While each Point of Hope Camp varies in its offerings, all the activities campers engage in are designed to be fun and to help participants work through the grief process by building trust, self-esteem and skills to cope with their recent loss.
Camp activities are also designed to be age appropriate. The camps are staffed by Capital Caring employees, including experienced grief counselors, as well as art and music therapists, and trained volunteers. Participants enjoy camp experiences such as:
- Healing Circles/Counseling Support
- Art therapy and craft making
- Pet therapy
- Massage therapy
- Puppet therapy (for children)
- Yoga and meditation
- Dramatic expression
- Special rituals to help memorialize lost loved ones
- Sports such as volleyball, basketball, and Frisbee
- Traditional camping activities such as hiking, swimming, camp fires, scavenger hunts, and song