Bristol, TN Hosts Camp Caterpillar, A Day of Hope for Grieving Children

ARTICLE | May 1, 2012

The death of a loved one is difficult to bear at any age. But for kids, the pain of losing a friend or family member can be overwhelming.

At Camp Caterpillar, a free day camp offered through Wellmont Hospice, children can learn to emerge from the cocoon of grief, spread their wings and fly.

Camp Caterpillar offers:

  • A professionally led, fun-filled camp environment for children grades Pre K-12 and their caregivers who have experienced loss through death.
  • A balance of fun activities with opportunities to talk about experiences and learn new coping skills.
  • The chance for adult caregivers to participate in special, life-changing workshops addressing children’s grief issues and how to help their child cope.

Camp will conclude with a memorial service and butterfly release. 

For more information, please call Wellmont Hospice at 1-800-844- 4070 or visit

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