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Camp Charlie - Safe Harbor’s Bereavement Camp

Camp Charlie Award

The Camp received its second American Hospital Association (AHA) Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE)

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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. 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.

Campers Cheering

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 Activities

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.