Methodist Family Health has announced that Camp Healing Hearts will return this May after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The free grief day camp, set for Saturday, May 21, will begin at 8 a.m. at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock, and will be coordinated by Kaleidoscope Grief Center, a program of Methodist Family Health. 


Camp Healing Hearts is for children ages five to 18 and their families who have lost a loved one and are looking for ways to accept painful feelings while gaining a new sense of normal. With therapy and recreation, Camp Healing Hearts offers children and families new opportunities to discover their inner strength. 


The application deadline is at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. To apply online, click here. There are 100 spots available, and it is open to any family in Arkansas experiencing grief. 


Heart-to-heart time, swimming, fishing, crafts, games, campfires, smores and more will be offered at the day camp. 


The camp helps grieving children reflect, reconnect and rediscover. It is made possible by community partners in the Alliance for Grief and Loss such as Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, Griffin-Leggett Funeral Homes and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 


For more information about Kaleidoscope Grief Center or Camp Healing Hearts, contact Dao Ward via email or by calling 501-537-3991. 



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