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

A three 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 swimming, 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: July 2020
Cost: TBD (Scholarships are available)
Pre-registration: Required – Applications for the 2020 session will be available in the spring.

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:

Calvert Library 
850 Costley Way 
Prince Frederick, MD 20678                                                                   

 *This is not a library sponsored program

Dates: This workshop will be offered on October 12 and November 16 – choose the date that works best for you!
Cost: $20 (scholarships are available) Payment can be made online by clicking the button below.
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: October 7) Fill out the registration form below, or contact Jess Foster for a paper application if you prefer.

Holiday Grief Workshop for Children & Teens

Join us for a workshop that will help children and teens ages 7 – 18 as they grieve the loss of a loved one. Participants will learn general information about grief and the areas of life impacted by grief during the holidays. They will learn healthy coping skills to use and will participate in creative activities that will help them engage in expression and remembrance. Resources will be provided to offer teens and their families more support.

Location:

Calvert Library 
850 Costley Way 
Prince Frederick, MD 20678                                                                   

 *This is not a library sponsored program

Dates: December 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 (scholarships are available) Payment can be made online by clicking the button below.
Pre-registration: Required (Deadline: December 5) Fill out the registration form below, or contact Jess Foster for a paper application if you prefer.

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

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