CAMP KANIKSU 2021
JUNE 25 – 27TH
All youth grieving the death of someone close to them are invited to join Hospice of North Idaho grief counselors and trained community volunteers in this 3-day, 2-night event. Camp Kaniksu provides a safe, supportive environment where campers are surrounded by peers who share a similar experience. Typical camp activities, paired with grief focused activities, help campers address their feelings of grief and learn that having fun is a part of healing.
Registration for Summer 2021 begins January 1, 2021!
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Camp Kaniksu is made possible by the generosity of heart and time given by community volunteers each summer. Volunteers from all backgrounds attend trainings throughout the Spring to prepare for a weekend of fun and healing with our community’s grieving youth. If you are interested in volunteering at Camp Kaniksu, contact Camp Director, Kaylee Kron, LMSW GC-C at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY DO WE NEED A GRIEF CAMP FOR YOUTH?
At any given time, there are roughly 4,000 grieving youth in our community. On average, 1 in 5 youth will experience the death of a parent, sibling, or grandparent before the age of 18. This does not include the amount of youth who will lose an aunt or uncle, a friend, a teacher, or other important figure in their life.
OPEN TO ALL YOUTH IN GRIEF
Camp Kaniksu supports grieving youth throughout the community, regardless of how their loved one died. This camp is free of charge to families thanks to generous community donations.
Sponsoring a child to attend camp means that you are directly improving the life of a child in our community. Because of generous support, we are able to offer Camp Kaniksu and all bereavement support without charge to our community. Our counselors support anyone, at any age, who is grieving the death of someone.