Crafts, music, games and rituals provide innovative and productive ways for children to cope with their grief. Activities are designed to give campers the opportunity to share their emotions with others who have experienced similar losses and to encourage healthy coping skills.
Since it is important in the healing process for children to feel free to have fun and just be kids, Camp Courage balances grief programming with recreational activities such as swimming, hiking and sports.
Camp Courage is offered for children at a very minimal fee thanks to the generous support provided by the Annual Carrie Mach Memorial Golf Outing. To ensure that Camp Courage is the right choice at the right time for every child, applications are reviewed by staff. Campers will be accepted based on this review and spaces available.
Our Staff Expertise
Programming at Camp Courage is provided by grief counselors, Hospice staff, chaplains, and volunteers. All staff and volunteers have undergone background checks and have received special training in children’s grief issues. A nurse is on site for first aid and dispensing of medication
Please call Siouxland Hospice at 712-233-4144 for more information or to request a Camp Courage application packet.