MENDING HEARTS CAMP

CREATING HOPE THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS

This performing arts day camp is for young people who have experienced the death of one or both parents.

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR 2023 MENDING HEARTS CAMP! 

July 10 – 21: Mending Hearts Grades 6-8 

July 24 – 29: Mending Hearts Grades 3-5 **NOTE this will now be a SIX (6) day Camp Monday – Saturday

Want to join our email list? Be one of the first to be notified when our Mending Hearts 2023 registration has opened.  Email mendinghearts@orpheum-memphis.com or call Lena Wallace Black at 901-529-4247 to join our notification list.


About Mending Hearts Camps

Surrounded by a community of peers who have experienced a similar loss, campers explore their creativity through a variety of performing arts and community building activities.

Orpheum trained teaching artists, supported by 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, and develop friendships that let them see they are not alone.

As part of the healing journey of the program, campers will practice a variety of coping skills, and have opportunities to process difficult emotions in one on one counseling sessions with professional healing counselors during camp.

Through sharing time with adults who have experienced losing a parent as a child, participants see that there is hope for their future. Following the sharing time experience, campers also have the opportunity to reflect in small groups with healing counselors.


“My father passed away unexpectedly when I was seven years old. As I grew, I realized it was my childhood involvement in the performing arts that gave me the tools to express myself, a group of supportive friends, and the self-confidence to achieve the success I have enjoyed in life. With Mending Hearts Camp, I am pleased the Orpheum can give other children who have experienced the devastating loss of a parent the same benefits of the performing arts that I had as a child.” — Brett Batterson, President & CEO

 

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