If you've followed us for a while you have probably seen the photos of our residential weekends and have likely seen what a great time the children and young people have! If you want to know more about what goes on at one of these weekends, then read on to find out!
The weekends offer the children and young people the chance to meet others who have been through bereavement to combat the feelings of isolation that they can experience after the death of someone they love.
The children and young people have the opportunity to stay overnight and take part in a whole host of activities from craft to outdoor games offering them a chance to have fun and build friendships. Activities are adapted for each camp, depending on the time of year.
There is also lots of time to reflect and think about their lost loved ones whilst being supported by our team of trained volunteers. This provides a safe space where they can express their feelings and understand that they are not the only ones who have been bereaved.
We think it's best if you hear of the benefits of attending our residential weekends from those who have attended! Here's what they had to say…..
'The weekend was really helpful and really fun. I liked how my group were so honest with each other and really shared our feelings. The volunteers were great and especially the volunteers in my group. When I was upset Laura took me on a walk and it was very helpful.'
'The weekend has been very nice. The adults have been very supportive, and I've felt like I can actually talk to people about it without being shy'.
'Camp has helped me discover more about my feelings. I've made lots of new friends, learnt lots of new skills and remembered my lost one. I've thoroughly enjoyed myself!'
'I made really good friends that I will stay in touch with. It helped me a lot and no one judged me when I cried. I'm not alone – these friends I can ask anything wherever I am'