Camp Camellia is a non-profit children’s bereavement camp offered to families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Families can send their children ages 6-14 to our weekend camp in Hattiesburg, MS. Our generous sponsors are providing this camp at no cost to you. Campers are given the opportunity to express their feelings of loss and gain the support of their peers through specialized activities to encourage communication, socialization and creativity to explore and gain coping skills. Our trained camp counselors are available to offer guidance, comfort and safety throughout the camping experience.
In addition to addressing the emotional needs of campers, your camper will have the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of typical camp activities such as:
Campers should be related to the deceased, but do not need to be direct descedents. Transportation is the responsibility of the camper’s guardian. Once an application is received, a follow-up registration packet must be completed before a camper can attend Camp Camellia. Please fill out a separate application for each camper.