This performing arts day camp is for young people entering grades 6-8 who have experienced the death of one or both parents.
Surrounded by a community of peers who have experienced a similar loss, campers explore their creativity through a variety of performing arts activities such as music, movement, acting and design.
Orpheum trained teaching artists, supported by group leaders and healing counselors, facilitate activities that encourage community and collaboration while celebrating the unique talents of each individual camper, giving them creative space to express themselves, build self-confidence, share ideas, and ask questions.
Mending Hearts is a safe, confidential environment where campers can speak openly and honestly. One of the healing activities that campers participate in is sharing time. During sharing time, adult community leaders share their experience of losing a parent as a child and speak about how that experience impacted their life as well as their healing journey. Campers then have the opportunity to reflect in small groups with professional healing counselors. As part of the healing journey, campers will practice a variety of coping skills, and will be provided space to process difficult emotions in one-on-one counseling sessions if needed during camp.
A session of Mending Hearts Camp for students entering grades 3-5 will be held July 5-9, 2021. Learn more or register now!