Camp I Believe is a free children’s bereavement camp funded by the Kindred Hospice Foundation that provides support to grieving children and families across the country, with an emphasis placed on strong clinical programming and community engagement.

Camp activities and programing focus on providing campers with the opportunity to express feelings and tell their story in a safe environment.

Although campers have been identified as grieving, not all of the camp programs are focused on grief and loss.

Many of the children who come to camp attend for the opportunity to have fun and to feel “normal” again.

All activities, whether direct or indirect, help campers to establish a sense of community and provide teambuilding opportunities. Activities place an emphasis on personal growth through creative expression and through establishing positive relationships with peers.

This year’s Kansas camp will take place June 2 through June 3 at Camp Horizon in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Camp I Believe allows campers to be kids again and to identify with peers who have also experienced the death of a loved one, while also participating in traditional camp activities. 

Camp activities

— Swimming n Crafts

— Field Games

— Canoeing

— Archery

— Ropes Courses

— Zip-lining

— Bonfire and S’mores

Camper check-in begins at 9 a.m. on June 2.

Camper pick-up is on June 3 with a parent/caregiver meeting at 1:30 p.m. and a balloon launch immediately following with your camper.

To register or for more information, contact: Jen Jensen, Camp I Believe Director jennifer.jensen@gentiva.com or 620-245-0891.