Camp Jamie Teen Retreat
Thank you for your interest in Camp Jamie, Teen Grief Retreat, Spring 2023. Enclosed you will find an application packet for camp, which will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2023.
Please complete and return the entire packet by March 10th, 2023, to 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick MD 21701, or scan and email to email@example.com to be considered as a camper. We will be conducting phone interviews to help with the referral process.
Camp Jamie Teen Grief Retreat will be held at ThorpeWood Retreat Center at 12805 Mink Farm Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788. We will be asking that all campers arrive by 9:30AM at the main lodge at ThorpeWood. Campers will need to be picked up/leave by 7:30PM.
This one-day camp is designed to gently teach coping skills and help build self-esteem and trust. It also offers a safe, comfortable environment for teens to express their grief. Through interactions with other teens, adults, nature, and animals, campers experience the universality of loss and learn that they are not alone in their grief.
Licensed and trained counselors, as well as trained staff and volunteers, are part of the day camp experience, leading both large and small groups on issues such as sharing feelings, building trust, and memorializing loved ones through creative expression.
All of the participants will also experience the Equine Assisted Learning Program designed to build self-confidence, teamwork, and trust. Many other recreational activities are built into the day, making it a real camp experience. Campers will also enjoy hiking, arts, and crafts specifically designed to help them in their grieving process, and a remembrance ceremony around the campfire!
A day camp is just a small time frame, but we know we can truly make a difference in the life of a teenager, even in this short time period. The intention is to lay the foundation of communication, knowledge, and coping skills, upon which families can continue to build.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions.
The Hospice Bereavement Team