Camp Nabe is a bereavement camp for children ages 8 to 16 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Children meet in a safe and accepting environment and share with others their age who have experienced the loss of someone close.
Camp Nabe is a safe place for children to express their emotions after the loss of a loved one. One camper, age 11, states...
“I’ve learned that I’m not alone in my grief and that it’s okay to share my feelings with my friends and family.”
You Are Not Alone...
Camp Nabe is held each summer offering children a place to have fun, find peace and experience healing. Camp Nabe offers recreational activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, fishing and other fun activities along with counseling and therapy sessions.
Cost: The camp is free of charge and open to all children who have suffered a loss, not just those served by hospice. The camp is one of learning, fun and enjoyment. This is accomplished through the use of group discussions and activities. Professional staff will provide information on grief so the campers can better understand and express their own feelings.
Referral: If you know of a child who might benefit from the healing experience of Camp Nabe, please contact Community Hospice at 606-329-1890, 740-532-8841, 606-297-1095 or 800-926-6184.
Reunion Day: Reunion Day is an annual event held each fall that offers counselors and campers an opportunity to reunite.
Volunteers and Donations: If you are interested in serving as a Camp Nabe volunteer or would like to donate needed supplies, please contact Community Hospice Bereavement Counselors at 606-329-1890 or 1-800-926-6184.
Sharing: To provide participants with an opportunity to meet in a safe and accepting environment and to share their experiences with other children who have also lost a loved one.
Understanding: To increase the participant’s understanding of the grieving process.
Expression: To provide participants with information on grief to facilitate a better understanding and expression of their feelings.
Memories: To enable participants to merge their feelings with memories of their loved ones.
Awareness: To increase the participant’s awareness of available support systems.
Hope: To instill in each participant feelings of hope and life for the future.