Camp Hope: A Bereavement Camp for Kids


Amy Baena

Public Relations Coordinator

(305) 351-7103


Miami, FL—March 7, 2012—Catholic Hospice presents Camp Hope, a special Camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Camp Hope will take place April 27-29 at Camp Owaissa Bauer located at 17001 S.W. 264th Street in Homestead. The Camp is FREE for all children in need of psychological help between the ages of 7 and 14.


Catholic Hospice has been serving grieving children by offering Camp Hope since it was established in 1995. The bereaved children receive services during the 3 day camp from an interdisciplinary team of bereavement coordinators, nurses, social workers and trained volunteers.  Any family, who has a child facing the death of a loved one, qualifies to participate at the Camp if the child is between the ages of 7 to 14.


The Camp provides a safe setting to assist children in dealing with their grief. The services offered include: music therapy, pet therapy, art therapy, sports, a memorial service including a bonfire and s’mores and much more. Catholic Hospice partners with the community’s educational system to identify children who have experienced a loss and are manifesting grief with depression, loneliness, anger, suicidal thoughts and poor grades.  We offer our support to ensure that these children have the ability to grieve and express their emotions in order to start on a path of healing and recovery.


For more information about Camp Hope or to register a child, please contact Paula Schimpf, at: 305-351-7026 or send an e-mail request to: You can also contact our 24-hour referral hot line at: 305-351-7124.


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Catholic Hospice is a not-for-profit health care organization providing end-of-life care to terminally ill patients and their families throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties. Catholic Hospice is dedicated to the preservation of the quality of life of people facing end of life issues.  They provide pain control and symptom management, as well as spiritual and psychological support to over 500 patients and their bereaved families daily, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, ethnic background, handicap, diagnosis or financial resources. Catholic Hospice also sponsors programs such as the L’chaim Jewish Hospice Program, Camp Hope: a bereavement camp for children and other bereavement support groups.

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