Grief Camps

Camp HOPE 2015

This year we are hosting a free one day therapeutic day camp for children ages 6-12 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past 2 years. We are excited this year to also include parents/guardians in camp. Children will experience fun and meaningful activities such as expressing grief through color, music, movement, and self-care. Adults will participate in a family activity with the child but will also participate in activities designed just for adults. Snacks and lunch are provided. Camps will run from 9 am to 4 pm. Register early – space is limited to 40 children.

Click on the link to download a registration packet for each person attending the camp. For more information or with questions call one of the following numbers and ask to speak to someone about CAMP HOPE.

There are 2 camps to choose from:

  • CAMP HOPE - CENTRAL KENTUCKY on Saturday, September 12th at Camp Horsin Around in Perryville, KY. Call 859-276-5344 or 800-876-6005 with questions or for more information.
  • CAMP HOPE - EASTERN KENTUCKY on Saturday, September 26th at Camp Bethel located at 2773 Bethel Church Rd, Clayhole, KY. Call 800-560-1101(Hazard), 877-807-3054 (Pikeville), or 800-371-6112 (Harlan/Corbin) with questions or for more information.


Healing Hooves 2015

Hospice of the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Riding for HOPE are joining forces on July 15, 16, and 18 to facilitate the bereavement program, Healing Hooves. This program will incorporate the use of horses to help facilitate the grieving process for Kentucky children and teenagers from ages 6 to 17 years old who have experienced the death of a loved one. 
Healing Hooves is a daytime retreat that will combine Hospice Bereavement Counselors, PATH International Certified Equine Specialists, and horses to assist children with the healing process and help promote healthy coping skills.  Retreat participants will be taught strategies to express their grief, reduce stress and isolation, and connect with others who have lost a loved one. 
Youth will join the counselors and equine specialists at the Central Kentucky Riding for HOPE facilities located at the Kentucky Horse Park. A screening and application process is required prior to retreat participation. This program is open to any Kentucky child or teenager who has experienced the death of a loved one. Participation cost is $30 per child or $35 for a family and scholarships are available.  For more information contact Brandy Gordon, LCSW, at 277-2700 or and check out the flyer here.