october, 2021

23oct8:30 amCamp Kate - ONWARDCamp Kate is going to the great outdoors!!!


Event Details

Camp Kate returns in person to Camp Westminster on Saturday, Oct 23. We recognize that there may still be concerns, and some families may opt out, but we are doing our best to plan a great, safe day for our campers, families, and counselors.

Following CDC Covid protocols, masks will be required for all in attendance, temperature checks will be done upon check-in, and are encouraged the week prior to camp. All individual camper groups will be segregated from check-in throughout the day for all group activities, including snack and mealtime, and proper cleaning and sanitizing practices will be employed.
We hope that many will join us for this first in-person event in two years and that the day will be beneficial to all who attend.

This special Camp Kate event is focusing on outdoor adventures. There will be horses, climbing walls, zip lines, fishing, and more. You do NOT want to miss out on this great day of fun and healing.

Camp Kate is a bereavement camp, sponsored by the Longleaf Hospice Foundation, for children who have experienced a close personal loss through the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other close relationship. This camp offers the opportunity, outside of the home, for children to learn about and discuss grief issues in a relaxed and safe environment.

At Camp Kate, we use a combination of small group activities involving music, dog therapy and arts and crafts sessions to assist children with their grief process.

The camp is sponsored by the Longleaf Hospice Foundation Inc. and is staffed with trained counselors and social workers, staff and volunteers from Longleaf Hospice, a local church in Conyers, several college and high school students and therapy dogs and their owners.


(Saturday) 8:30 am EST


Camp Westminster

2412 Lake Rockaway Rd NW


OCT 23, 2020

After 20 months of separation, quarantine, and zoom calls, we finally had an opportunity to move Onward at an in-person camp. The power of Camp Kate is being able to be with peers who help us move forward in our grief journeys.

For this first camp in two years, we returned to Camp Westminster with an Onward theme. Like the characters in the Disney movie, we talked about those special people in our lives, the memories made and missed with them, and our plans for moving Onward.

We still employed safety protocols and social distancing among our groups, but our masked campers and adults still benefitted from being with peers. Whether involved in archery, fishing, kayaking, rock wall climbing, or small group sharing, our participants all had a wonderful day.