Camp Charlie - Safe Harbor’s Bereavement Camp
Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns and the need for social distancing, Camp Charlie 2020, originally scheduled to be held at College Settlement Campus from June 17 to 20, has been cancelled. In its place, Safe Harbor is proud to offer a cyber bereavement camp, Camp Charlie at Home, for children ages six to 12. Camp Charlie at Home will be held from June 22 to 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required and will run through May 20, 2020.
Camp Charlie Award
The Camp received its second American Hospital Association (AHA) Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE)
Camp Charlie is a week-long day camp for bereaved children ages six (must be in, or have completed 1st grade) to 12, held in June at the College Settlement Campus, 600 Witmer Road, Horsham PA 19044. Staff, volunteer facilitators and teen buddies lead campers through a week of healing and fun. Activities and challenges are used to guide and enhance the healing process for both campers and buddies. Art is used to memorialize, drama/movement to tell the story, and music and song writing to say goodbye.
Registration priority is given to campers who have not yet attended camp. Please Note: Due to the ever increasing enrollment numbers, campers who have already attended 2 or more camps will be placed on a “Return Camper Hold List” and you will be notified of acceptance by May 15th. This is to ensure adequate space for new campers; allowing more children to be served by this healing program.
Fun challenge activities provide an opportunity to build trust and communication skills. On the final day of Camp Charlie, campers, buddies and family members gather for service of remembrance.
"I was nervous that camp would be too emotional, however, the girls thought it was the best camp ever." – Parent
"I have to say I loved every minute of camp. I have never been around so many kids who also lost a parent." – Camper
For additional information on registration and dates, please call Safe Harbor at 215-481-5983.