Helping Children Deal with Grief
Camp Dogwood is a free, overnight grief camp for children who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade from Troup, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether and Harris counties who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Created in 1997 as an outreach of West Georgia Hospice, it now serves 60 children each summer with the help of about 80 volunteers.
Our next camp is TBD in 2020. Stay tuned for exact dates.
Camp Dogwood is held at Camp Pioneer on the Georgia Sheriff’s Pineland campus, a beautiful, spacious, well-equipped facility located on Young’s Mill Road about three miles outside of LaGrange. Through art, games and stories, campers will be helped to:
- Realize that all people grieve.
- Discover healthy ways to deal with grief.
- Find positive ways of remembering their loved one.
Children can learn healthy coping skills all while enjoying fun activities such as swimming, horseback riding and more!