This September, kids and teens have a free opportunity to talk about the loss of a loved one in a friendly and fun environment.
Katerpillar Kids Camp is a free weekend designed for kids grades 1- 12.
This year the camp will be held at Wesley Woods in Townsend on September 8th and 9th
The goal of the camp is to provide a safe and understanding environment where kids who have had similar death experiences can share their grief.
Former camper and current volunteer, Kristin Peddicord, said, "If you're a parent and you think your child doesn't need it, or, 'My child is not really showing any signs they need this,' but they might not be because they are trying to be strong for you. So, maybe you should dig a little deeper and it's definitely not going to hurt anything to send them. It's only going to help."
The camp is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Variety and Covenant Hospice.
All camp activities are lead by trained camp counselors.
Kids in grades 9th-12th can spend the night. Younger campers will be bused to Townsend each day. Registration ends on August 17th.