Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center “GFORCE” Camp


The Grief Counseling Center at Hosparus Health is hosting GFORCE camp for kids ages 6-12 who are coping with a loss due to death.

This experience will offer fun and education around grief as kids explore the Louisville Zoo, The Kentucky Science Center, Cave Hill Cemetery, & the Jewish Community Center.

Thanks to our generous donors this camp is offered at no cost to participants. Morning/afternoon snacks and lunch are provided.

Facilitated by licensed professional counselors from the Hosparus Health Grief Counseling Center and trained volunteers, GFORCE will:

  • Provide a safe, accepting place where kids can meet others who share similar experiences and know they are not alone
  • Provide age-appropriate grief education and opportunities to express thoughts, and feelings, and ask questions.
  • Develop coping skills and support healthy coping Encourage fun! We want to combine grief work and associate it with fun!

Camp Themes:

    • The Louisville Zoo: Learn how animals display grief, and how their zookeepers cope with losing a member of “their family”. Tour the zoo and visit with the animals!
    • Kentucky Science Center: Learn about the body’s response to loss and how to handle stress that comes up. Ask the experts questions, and then explore the Science Center!
    • Cave Hill Cemetery: Learn the history of funerals and traditions in different cultures. Participate in a remembrance ceremony to honor those lost.
    • Jewish Community Center: Time to destress and practice self-care! After learning about how our physical and mental health are connected, we will enjoy the pool!

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