Camp Dragonfly

CAMP DRAGONFLY logoCamp Dragonfly is a community-based grief camp for children who have suffered the death of a loved one.  Camp staff members are dedicated to assisting children on their journey toward healing within a therapeutic, safe, caring environment.

 WHY do we offer the camp? 

  • 1 in 20 children under age 15 will lose a parent
  • Children react differently than adults
  • Serious behavior and emotional problems may arise
  • Affordable help is available at grief camp
“Camp Dragonfly helped me to remember my grandpa and I know he will always be with me.” – Miranda, 10yrs. old
 counselors and kids at Camp Dragonfly
This grief camp has been created for the benefit of children & adolescents who have suffered the loss of a significant person in their life through death.  It has been noted that children and adolescents are ‘the forgotten mourners.’  They often feel isolated by their loss, thinking no one really understands; that is, until they arrive at camp.  Camp Dragonfly helps them find their voice again, confront their loss, and know that they can move forward as they begin to heal.Camp Dragonfly is designed to provide a safe, therapeutic environment that combines remembering exercises with outdoor activities all interwoven to parallel the campers finding their way to no longer feeling alone.  Parents are provided not only with information and resources but with insight on their child, the grief they are experiencing and guidance on how to help them move forward.
 Camp Dragonfly Brochure
 

Our 2014 Dates are Scheduled!

Fall Session:  October 3, 4, & 5

WHEN:               The next chance to sign up for Camp Dragonfly is for our 2014 October 3rd session!  It’s not too early to sign up!  Go ahead and fill out an application and we will get you on the list!

WHO:                  children, 8-12 years of age, who have experienced a significant loss in the past two years.

WHERE:            All Saints Camp — Pottsboro, TX

COST:                 $25, with scholarships available

DEADLINE:      Application deadline is September 12th for the Fall Session.

STAFF:               Camp Dragonfly Director is Jolene Senek, LBSW, CT, GC-C

    •    All Volunteers and staff are screened and trained for the camp
    •    Lead personnel are available for interviews

CONTACT:    Jolene Senek – Call 903-868-9315 or email jolene.senek@homehospice.org

The counselors really got to know my son and gave me some great ideas to help.  I was so caught up in my own pain that I didn’t really give enough attention to his.” —  A parent