Each Fall, Southeast Hospice sponsors Children Overcoming Outstanding Loss (C.O.O.L. Camp.) This one-day retreat provides support for children ages 6-15 who have experienced the death of a friend or family member and is the ONLY children's grief support group in the area. The day’s activities include storytelling, games, coping and recreational activities to promote education, support and improved coping.
C.O.O.L. Camp Activities and Descriptions
This activity encourages discussion about grief reactions of each participant, illustrating both the common feelings associated with a loss and the differences in coping of each individual. Also allows for sharing of memories and memorialization.
Directions for Picking up the Pieces
Through this activity, families can identify their feelings of brokenness and use the support systems in their lives and happy memories of our loved one to mend the cracks. Thus, showing that after a loss we will forever be changed but healing can take place.
This activity helps children redirect their feelings about the loss to positive memories and interests of their loved ones. This will help them retain a connection with them despite their physical absence (they can wear the bracelet when they are missing their loved one). This activity will help them remember details about their loved one they might forget at they get older.