New this year; each camper will participate in a pre-camp support group. This session will prepare each camper for the grief work they will embark on. Additionally, Hospice is offering a camp just for parents and guardians to help them support their children after the camp experience. Parent/Guardian camp is held after the opening ceremony on the first day of camp.
ANNUAL GRIEF CAMP
Camp Kaniksu provides an opportunity for grieving children and teens to participate in a weekend of fun, support, and expression. This three-day, two-night camp experience is free service of Hospice of North Idaho, although donations are greatly appreciated.
FOR THE KIDS
Children and teens will meet others who have experienced significant loss through the death of someone close. Traditional camp experiences combined with therapeutic activities are designed to help youth recognize they are not alone in their grief and that having fun is also part of healing.
HOPE OFFERED HERE
Camp Kaniksu is a three-day, two-night camp experience provided under the professional direction and supervision of counselors, social workers, and trained volunteers from Hospice of North Idaho. Camp Kaniksu has been offered to the children in our community since 2012.
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.