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 (410) 535-0892 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 (Please contact Jess Foster if you would like information about upcoming sessions of this program)
Cost: $50 per child ($75 maximum per family) Scholarships are available
Pre-registration: Required. Download the application here: Journeys Application 

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 2021
Cost: $TBD for 2021 (Scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required – Applications for the 2021 session will be  Spring 2021. 

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

To register for a program or request more information, contact Jess Foster, Children & Teen Bereavement Coordinator, at (410) 535-0892, ext. 2206 or jfoster@calverthospice.org.

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

Helping Children Who Are Grieving Virtual Seminar

Join us for a FREE virtual seminar that will help you understand how children grieve and how you can support them through the process. Topics will include typical grief responses in children, grief responses for different age levels, and common myths about children’s grief. You will learn about resources that can help you connect with your child, and we will offer a Q & A time for any questions you might have.

Location:

Virtual, via Zoom

Dates: January 28, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Pre-registration: Required. Please contact Jess Foster, MS, CCLS, at jfoster@calverthospice.org or 410-535-0892, ext. 2206 to register and receive the Zoom meeting details.

Virtual Grief Support Group for High-Schoolers

This 4-week virtual support group will use creative activities to help teens process their grief after a loss. Participants will discuss coping skills for dealing with their loss, have opportunities to share experiences, and receive help for processing feelings in a creative way.

Location:

Virtual, via Zoom

Dates: Tuesdays, January 19 – February 9 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Cost: $15 supply fee (scholarships are available). Supply kits will be mailed to participants’ homes.
Pre-registration: Required

Please include city, state, and zip code
Please share the best phone number to reach you
Please include name and phone number
Please share the name of the deceased, their relationship to you, date of death, cause of death, and age at death