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DoveTales: a grieving camp for children


DoveTales designed for children (ages 6-13) who are coping with the death of a loved one. DoveTales is an educational, nurturing, and safe place for children to share their stories and to meet others who “get it.” Campers will have the opportunity to learn effective and practical skills for coping with their grief. There is no cost to attend this annual event. Campers attend one day camp, then are invited to participate in future camp reunion events.

The full day camp event will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude at 6 PM. Group activities include sharing stories, creating lots of crafts, playing games, singing songs, and having fun! All meals are included. Parents/guardians are invited to attend a special family dinner at 5 PM, and meet other families, learn about camp activities, and honor their loved ones.

We are also looking for adult volunteers to assist with camp activities and serve as “big buddies” for the camp! All necessary training will be provided.

For more information or to request a camper or volunteer application, please contact:

Hospice of Washington County’s Bereavement Department at 301-791-6360, or email Maria Reed at

Spaces limited and applications are required.

Camper and Volunteer Applications due by Friday, September 27, 2019

Camper Application

Volunteer Application