Camp Connect helps kids deal with loss

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Staff reports

Losing a loved one is especially hard for children. Before they graduate from high school, one out of every 20 children will lose a parent — and that number doesn’t include those who experience the death of a brother or sister, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or friend. Children simply haven’t developed the skills to cope with tragedy.

One of the ways Covenant Care helps children who have experienced the loss of a loved one, or who have a terminally ill loved one, is through Camp Connect for children ages 6 -17.

Camp Connect helps give children the tools needed to understand their grief and cope with their feelings, while making connections with other children in similar situations. Through confidence building exercises and artistic activities, Camp Connect helps children find laughter, strength, and helps in their journey through grief. Thanks to generous community support, Camp Connect is free and open to any child in our community.

Camp Connect is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Blue Wahoos Stadium, located at 351 W. Cedar Street in Pensacola. Check-in and drop off will take place at 10 a.m. A closing family activity will take place at 5 p.m., with a family deck party and ball game to follow at 6 p.m.

Advanced registration is required: click here to register

For more information visit Camp Connect or email