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DoveTales: Camp for Grieving Children

October 30, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

DoveTales is Going Virtual!

DoveTales is designed for children (ages 6 – 13) who are coping with the death of a loved one. DoveTales is an educational and nurturing experience for children to share their “Tales” and meet others who “get it.” 

Due to COVID-19 and considerations for the safety of our children and community, DoveTales 2020 will be an interactive virtual experience instead of a face-to-face traditional camp. The bereavement team is excited to announce our partnership with BEACON House Inc. to create a weekly program for children and families for the Fall 2020. All of the children who register for the program will receive a special care package including a DoveTales t-shirt, canvas bag, workbook, comfort blanket, and all of the art and craft materials needed to complete weekly activities. 

The interactive program will officially kick off on Friday October 30, 2020, and be facilitated for a total of 6 consecutive weeks. Families will be invited to complete creative activities focused on grief education, as well as participate in live video sessions via Zoom to meet bereavement counselors, mentors, and other families for support each week. Children and families will have the opportunity to build meaningful connections, as well as learn effective and practical skills for coping with their grief.

Looking for a fun and unique VOLUNTEER opportunity? Consider applying to be a DoveTales Volunteer. Volunteers will have the opportunity to be a virtual “Big Buddy” and a mentor to children and families via the online program. Training and education will be provided to all volunteers. 

DoveTales is offered at NO cost to families. Special thank you for grant funding from the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc, as well as private donors. 

Registration is open to children and families who reside in Washington County, Maryland as well as Franklin County, Pennsylvania. 

The deadline for camper registrations and volunteer applications is Friday October 16, 2020.

Camper Application

Volunteer Application

Please contact Maria Reed, bereavement counselor, at for more information. 

Thank you to Anthony Williams, Founder/Chief Executive Officer/Chief Creative Officer of Beacon House Inc, for offering your time and talents to create an innovative virtual grief education and support program to serve our community! To learn more about the mission and programs with Beacon House Inc at:

Beacon House