The two day  bereavement residential  is held each year for up to 25 children and young people. Aged between 6 and 18 years they to come together to work through any difficult feelings or emotions that they may be holding onto. They are supported by 2 members of staff and up to 20 volunteers. The two  days are filled with adventurous activities which encourage teamwork and help to build confidence and self-esteem and  the creative and therapeutic workshops which help them process their grief in a safe environment.   It is both challenging and fun and  can be filled with a lot of different emotions, but they are well supported by the staff and the other children/young people in their group.

This year we held the residential at Whitehall Outdoor Education Centre in Buxton, it was a wonderful venue and had the cosy warmth of a home that was needed for therapeutic work. The residential has been shown to play an enormous part in the emotional welfare of all who have attended.  If you would like any further information on the residential or are interested in sponsoring it for next year please contact our fundraising team.

Camp is run by fully qualified members of staff who also know the children, trained volunteers are also required  to ensure a high level of care.

The young people who attend the camp meet others of the same age that have been through similar experiences, this is very important for their grieving process as it shows they are not alone.

The children who attend the camp are chosen throughout the year by their bereavement and loss practitioners as their sessions progress. They are chosen because the practitioners feel that they could benefit from the attending the camp.

The camp costs us a substantial amount to run each year and in the past camp has been sponsored by local businesses and individuals including Bakkavor Desserts of Newark and Jay McGuiness – our Patron.

If you would like to discuss sponsoring one of our future bereavement camps please contact Caz on 01636 600120 or email carolinef@childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk