CAMP RAINBOW OF HOPE
Camp Rainbow of Hope is a residential camp experience (three day, two overnight stay) for Oswego County children ages 8-12 who have experienced a loss of a loved one. Volunteer opportunities include serving as a "Big Buddy" for a camper (see the Big Buddy application below) or helping in the kitchen with food preparation and clean up.
Certified nurses, social workers, counselors and camping professionals lead the program. Adult personnel are comfortable with issues of death and dying, and are trained on bereavement issues. Interactive activities include story telling and healing circles, and recreational activities include hiking, swimming, campfire and arts & crafts.
The Camper application is available for download here.
The Big Buddy application is available for download here.
Camp Rainbow of Hope is held the third week of August.