Kids’ Grief and Healing

We provide non-medical support for children and teens who’ve lost loved ones. Through our Journeys camps, teen groups, and creative expression programs, we help young people (4-18) forge connections with others and develop coping skills.

Our Kids’ Grief and Healing program provides community and creative healing to youth in need, whether or not their loved one received care from Hospice of the Piedmont.

The journey through grief and loss may be difficult and lonely, especially for children and adolescents, who are sometimes forgotten grievers. They need a safe place to express the sadness, anger, and fear related to loss — developing important coping skills through this process.

Download the calendar of upcoming events

For Kids and Teens

Children and teens ages 5-17 (18 if still in high school) who have lost a person close to them are invited to attend. Campers will have fun, see that they are not alone, and understand that their feelings of grief are normal.

Journeys Summer Grief Camp

Verdun Adventure Bound (near Culpeper)
Saturday, May 27th, 10:00am – 5:00pm

This full-day camp that include art making, nature exploration, s’mores, bonfire memorial, and a team-building experience that will consist of low and high ropes challenges.

Journeys Fall Grief Camp

Location TBD
Saturday, October 14th – 9:30am-4:30pm

This full-day camp will be hosted by Living Earth School in a beautiful natural setting. Children and teens will be involved in nature-focused and expressive activities to promote grief healing. Campers will have fun, see that they are not alone, and understand that their feelings of grief are normal.

For Teens

Oasis Grief Support for Teens

Tuesday, June 20th
5:30pm – 6:30pm (via Zoom)

Teens who know what it is like to experience the death of someone they love are invited to this monthly gathering. Oasis meets over Zoom for discussion, art, and support. We will connect with each other, do expressive activities, and share our joys and concerns. Unique grief topics will be explored, and each teen will find that they are not alone. Groups facilitated by board certified, registered art therapists. Ages 13-17 welcome!

For Families

Join Journeys families for activity time with special guest presenters and Kids’ Grief and Healing Counselors. Families will be encouraged to remember loved ones, express feelings, learn coping skills, and have fun together.

Kids’ Grief Family Night

Held In-Person at Our Charlottesville & Culpeper Offices
Thursday, June 8th – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Theme: Remembering Together

Families of all kinds are invited to come together and honor their loved ones who have passed away by creating unique art projects. Please bring a photo to introduce your special person. While kids are busy with their art, adults can join a support group to share their experiences and find comfort in connecting with others. Plus, we’ll keep everyone fueled with some delicious pizza! All families with children ages 5 to 18 are welcome.

How to Register

To learn more, fill out the form below, call us at 434-817-6915, or email us at

Kids’ Grief and Healing Application


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