Mount Joy

Camp Chimaqua  
Hospice of Lancaster County Mount Joy PA 17552
Phone: (717) 735-9671
Website: http://www.hospiceoflancaster.org
Email: info@hospiceoflancaster.org

Camp Chimaqua is an overnight bereavement camp that provides a safe, accepting and healing environment where children learn to understand and express their feelings about grief and loss. Held one weekend each June, Camp Chimaqua is for children ages 6–12 who are coping with the death of someone they've loved.

Coping Kids  
PATHWays Center for Grief and Loss Mount Joy PA 17552
Phone: (717) 391-2413
Website: http://www.hospiceoflancaster.org
Email: info@hospiceoflancaster.org

Children ages 4–7, 8–12, teens ages 13–18 and adults grieving a significant loss each meet separately on Coping Kids support group evenings. While the children and teens participate in an activity, adults are encouraged to stay and talk with other adults and counselors about the challenges of parenting grieving teens and children. The PATHways Center offers this program throughout the school year.

PATHways for Grief and Loss - Adult Services  
4075 Old Harrisburg Pike Mount Joy PA 17552
Phone: (717) 391-2413
Website: http://www.hospiceoflancaster.org
Email: info@hospiceoflancaster.org

Since each journey through grief is unique, PATHways offers a broad spectrum of options for adults who are coping with the serious illness or death of a loved one. Many are available both in the daytime and evening.

Summer Teen Support  
PATHWays Center for Grief and Loss Mount Joy PA 17552
Phone: (717) 391-2413
Website: http://www.hospiceoflancaster.org
Email: info@hospiceoflancaster.org

Held during the summer, this three-week support series is for any teen (age 13-18) who is grieving the death of a loved one.



 Bethel

Camp Dragonfly  
2905 Camp Swatara Road Bethel PA 19507
Phone: 717-782-2300
Alternate Phone: 800-889-1098
Email: sschaefer@pinnaclehealth.org
Contact: Stephanie Schaefer, volunteer coordinator

Grieving children and teens often feel alone in their grief. Most of their friends don’t understand how it feels when someone special dies. Camp Dragonfly is a great place where children and teens from throughout the area can gather with their peers to share the experience of grieving the death of someone they love. Through playing and sharing, campers realize that their emotions are normal and that what is happening to them is happening to others. Fun is the top priority at Camp Dragonfly. Campers will learn that it is okay to laugh and play—and that it is not disrespectful to the memory of the person who died. At Camp Dragonfly, many activities are designed to gently and slowly guide each camper through some of the pain of grief. Activities include: making a memory collage, a question/answer period with a physician, workbook sessions, arts and crafts, recreation time for paddle boats, a candlelight ceremony, and a special camp closing ceremony which the parents/guardians are asked to attend. The closing ceremony is designed to include the entire family. It symbolically allows the campers and participants to release some of the pain associated with losing a loved one while holding onto the special memories. Camp Dragonfly will provide a supportive, healing environment where campers can openly express their feelings without fear of being criticized. Camp will be held June 4-6 at Camp Swatara in Bethel, and June 11-13 at Camp Hebron in Halifax. The camp is free for chil­dren who have experienced the death of a family member. It is a service of PinnacleHealth Hospice.



 Manheim

GriefShare  
Lake View Bible Church Manheim PA 17545
Phone: (717) 665-7535
Website: http://www.griefshare.org
Email: griefshare@lakeviewbiblechurch.org
Contact: Art and Joni Lavoie, Facilitators

GriefShare is a 13 week video seminar which features some of the nation's foremost experts on the topic of grief recovery. Each seminar is combined with a grief support group discussion time to allow participants to talk about the content of the seminar and about how they are dealing with the death of their loved ones. GriefShare is led by people who understand what you are experiencing. It is a nondenominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.



 Lemoyne

Highmark Caring Place  
3 Walnut Street, Suite 200 Lemoyne PA 17043
Phone: (866) 613-4673
Website: http://www.highmarkcaringplace.com

The Highmark Caring Place is dedicated to children, adolescents and their families who have lost a loved one. It is a safe place with safe people where children and their families can share their feelings, memories, and experiences in an atmosphere of non-judgmental acceptance. The children and their parents who attend Caring Place receive support and encouragement from other members of their group - other children and adults who have experienced the same types of losses. Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly and begin with a meal together. Children then break into age-specific groups where they engage in creative activities and group discussions. Likewise, parents meet together in separate groups to discuss how the loss has impacted their family and how they can help their children cope with their grief.



 Lititz

Wisdom for Widows  
451 West Newport Road Lititz PA 17543
Phone: (717) 626-4276
Contact: Belinda Graybill

This support group is exclusively for widows. Belinda Graybill is a Christian woman that has experienced the death of a husband. Through her own grief recovery, she helps other widows to experience joy once again through biblical teachings and sharing in a caring environment.