FREE Overnight Grief Camp Set for June 1-2, 2018

Camp Healing Hearts Helps Grieving Arkansas Children, Families Reflect, Reconnect and Rediscover

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Losing a loved one is difficult for everyone, and grieving that loss is essential to accepting painful feelings and creating an opportunity for growth and a new sense of normal. Camp Healing Hearts is for Arkansas children ages 5 to 18 and their families who have lost a loved one and are coping with grief and bereavement. Utilizing both therapy and recreation, Camp Healing Hearts offers children and families an opportunity to discover their own inner strength.


Camp Healing Hearts is a yearly event coordinated by Kaleidoscope Grief Center, which is a program of Methodist Family Health. It is a FREE overnight camp at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock and includes heart-to-heart time, swimming, fishing, crafts, games, campfires and s’mores, a challenge course and much more. Only 100 spaces are available so those interested in attending are encouraged to complete and return an application prior to the deadline, which is May 25, 2018.

Camp Healing Hearts utilizes both therapy and recreation and offers children and families an opportunity to discover their own inner strength. An adult caregiver is required to accompany the grieving child or children attending camp. Camp Healing Hearts is made possible by community partners in the Alliance for Grief and Loss, including Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, Griffin-Leggett Funeral Homes, Delta Society and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


For an application, visit For more information about Camp Healing Hearts or Kaleidoscope Grief Center, contact Dao Ward at or call 501-537-3991 or 800-756-3709 toll-free.



Kaleidoscope Grief Center serves grieving children, teens and their families throughout Arkansas. Grief can be an isolating experience for children. We help those dealing with loss and bereavement through education, therapeutic and recreational services, grief support programs, counseling and Camp Healing Hearts.



Founded in 1899 as the Arkansas Methodist Orphanage, Methodist Family Health has expanded into a continuum of care to serve thousands of Arkansas children with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional and spiritual issues and their families each year. Methodist Family Health has locations throughout the state, including the Methodist Behavioral Hospital, two residential treatment centers, eight therapeutic group homes, an emergency shelter, a day treatment program, eight counseling clinics, nine school-based counseling clinics, the state’s only grief center for children and their families, and the Arkansas Center for Addictions Research, Education and Services (Arkansas CARES). Our mission is to give the best possible care to those who may need our help and to treat the whole person: behaviorally, emotionally and spiritually.