Camp Chrysalis will be held on August 23, 24 and 25, 2019 at the YMCA of Sullivan County in Rock Hill. This is the 4th year our free day-camp program is being offered but the first year limited transportation will be provided (see below). The camp focuses on healing activities for children and youth experiencing grief, through play, art, music, discussion, and activities. Camp Chrysalis provides a safe atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and grief education. Trained Hospice Social Workers, Hospice Bereavement Volunteers and YMCA staff guide children and youth through their grief responses and facilitate effective coping skills.
Grief is experienced by children in unique ways. Regardless of whether the loved one was a relative, a friend, or neighbor; OR if the death was unexpected. This program is offered to children ages 5 – 17 who are grieving the death of a loved one that has occurred within the last two years. The death of the loved one need not have been on our Hospice Program for children to participate.
The program is a partnership between the YMCA of Sullivan County and Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. offered to all in need of this special support.
*A very special thank you to Friends of Hospice and Rolling V Bus Corp. for providing transportation to and from the camp all 3 days. There will be designated pick up locations in both Monticello and South Fallsburgh. Parents will also be permitted to ride on Sunday for their programming.
Enrollment is limited and the deadline for applications is August 9, 2019. For more information please click on any of the links below OR call Sharon Pluskalowski, 845-561-6111 x 232.
If you are interested in having a child attend, please download and print out these 3 forms:
Fill them out and either scan them to CampChrysalis@HospiceofOrange.com
OR mail to: Bereavement Department: 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Big Ben Jewelers
Sullivan County Child Care Council, Inc.
Cooper Arias, LLP
Callicoon Kiwanis Club