Children’s Programs

Calvert Hospice understands that youth and teens need support after the death of a loved one. We offer children’s programs that allow them to participate in discussion groups and creative activities while they learn coping skills.

Individual child and teen grief counseling is available upon request. Contact Sarah Kernan at skernan@calverthospice.org or (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 for more information.

Journeys

Journeys is an 8 week support group focused on helping families heal after the loss of a loved one. The program is for children and teens, ages 6 to 17, and their adult family members. The program includes creative activities that help children learn to process their grief, opportunities for children and adults to connect with others who understand, age-specific groups that encourage sharing, and a positive, safe environment where you can share your grief journey. The adult group assists you with your own grief process while also providing education on how to help your children as they grieve.

Location:

Trinity United Methodist Church
90 Church Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Meetings: TBD
Cost: $50 per child ($75 maximum per family) Scholarships are available
Pre-registration: Required.

Camp Phoenix

Camp Phoenix is a 3-day day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. This program offers every child the opportunity to express his or her feelings of grief and loss in a supportive and understanding environment. In addition to traditional camp activities, including crafts and sports, children participate in group discussions and creative activities led by professional counselors and trained volunteers.

Location:

Kings Landing Park
3255 Kings Landing Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Dates: TBD for 2022
Cost: $TBD for 2022 (Scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required

CONNECT: A Grief Workshop for Teens

Join us for an interactive workshop that will help teens as they grieve the loss of a loved one. Participants will learn general information about grief, how it affects them, and the different areas of their lives that grief impacts. They will learn healthy coping skills to use and will participate in creative activities that will help them express their feelings. Resources will be provided to offer teens and their families more support.

Location:

TBD

Dates: TBD
Cost: $20 (scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required

Love Lives On: Holidays Without YOU

Join us for a holiday grief workshop for children and teens. Participants will be completing a variety of activities that will help them learn about getting through the holidays without their special person. The workshop includes activities that encourage coping and healing, holiday-themed crafts, information about the uniqueness of grief, and opportunities to connect with others who have experienced loss.

Location:

Calvert Library (850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick) Meeting Room 1 & 2 (this is not a library-sponsored program)

Date: December 8, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 (scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required. Registration opens on November 1 and closes November 29.

To register for a program or request more information, contact Sarah Kernan, Child & Teen Bereavement Coordinator, at (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 or skernan@calverthospice.org.

*CANCELLATIONS* OUR BEREAVEMENT PROGRAMS FOLLOW THE CALVERT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEATHER CLOSINGS SCHEDULE