The Camp is in its second year and is sponsored by the Chatsworth Rotary Club, one of the club’s signature events.
Camp turnaround is a weekend camping experience for children, ages 7-17, who have had a significant loss. Campers learn that they are not alone in their grief and that their feelings are normal. They learn how to deal with feelings of grief and how to face anxieties concerning the ways their lives have changed. Children begin to see that grief is not a process of forgetting, but rather, a process of remembering with less pain.
The Camp offers recreational programming with an emphasis on bereavement. Grief related activities are conducted in small groups led by camp volunteers and children are encouraged to express themselves through arts and crafts.
Children learn, in a safe and caring environment, that their feelings are normal and an important part of the healing process. Cohutta Springs, Rotary staff and volunteers supervise the camp, all volunteers have been specially trained to work with children who have experienced loss. All volunteers attend a pre-camp training session.
Campers are groupedby ages: 7-9 years; 10-11 years; 12-13 years; and 14-17 years. Anyone with a grieving heart is eligible.
Registration will be April 4, from 4-5 p.m. and the camp continues until 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 6.
Cohutta Springs Conference Center is located at 1175 Cohutta Springs Road in Crandall. The cost is $25 for registration and $175 for the camp, but scholarships are available.
For more information go online, www.chatsworthmurrayrotary.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peggy Hallman at 706-695-0648.