Camp Chrysalis logo 1Camp Chrysalis will be held on August 23, 24 and 25, 2019 at the YMCA of Sullivan County in Rock Hill.  This is the fourth year our free day-camp program is being offered.  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 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.

Enrollment is limited and the deadline for applications is August  9, 2019.  Please call Sharon Pluskalowski, 845-561-6111 x 232.  This year registration will be offered on-line through our website starting in March.

The death of the loved one need not have been on our Hospice Program for children to participate.