This performing arts day camp is for children between the ages of 7-13 who have experienced the death of a parent.

Surrounded by a community of peers who have experienced similar loss, campers explore their creativity through acting, singing, and dance classes. Artistic and clinical staff lead activities that encourage ensemble work and celebrate the unique talents of each individual camper, giving them a creative voice to express themselves and building self-confidence as they collaborate to create a final showcase.

A typical day at camp includes music, theatre, and dance classes as well as sharing time and guest artists. During sharing time, adult community leaders share their experience of losing a parent and speak about how that experience impacted their life. Guest artists will vary so that students will experience a variety of art forms. Professional healing counselors from Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief provide small group counseling to the campers.

Please note: The 2018 session of Mending Hearts Camp is full. You can apply for the wait list here.