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Camp Emily

Camp Emily is for youth ages 7 to 18 who have experienced the death of someone they loved.  Newly bereaved as well as those who have been on the path of grief for some time are welcome.  Parents or guardians are asked to attend and participate.  All groups will be divided by age and facilitated by bereavement social workers and counselors.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and community supporters Camp Emily is offered free of charge.  Camp Emily is conducted through bereavement services at LB Homes and is sponsored in part by United Way.

Special Focus

  • Strengthening families
  • Exploring our feelings
  • Meeting others who are also on the journey through grief


2nd Saturday in October
9:00 am − 3:00 pm
LB Homes offices
805 East Channing Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537


To register, simply call the LB Homes office at 218-998-1400 or toll free 855-532-9300.

All meals and snacks will be provided.  If your child has allergies or special needs, please let us know when you register so arrangements can be made.  If you are traveling from out of town, we can help you arrange hotel accommodations for Friday night.

Expressing Grief

Grief needs expression. Helping kids and their families grieve can have a lasting impact on their lives since death affects the entire family system. Camp Emily will provide a supportive atmosphere of acceptance and understanding where children, adolescents, and their parents or guardians can safely express their grief and move toward healing. Education will be provided regarding the natural process of grief and the “normalcy” of grief feelings and grief reactions. The experience of sharing with others who are in the same situation can be comforting and reassuring, and can help to soften the feelings of isolation and loneliness. Participants will be encouraged to express their feelings and reactions verbally as well as non-verbally through the use of art projects and play.

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Camp Emily is dedicated to the loving memory of

Emily Lynn Johnson

who died on June 17, 2006 at the age of two.
We are grateful to her parents, her sister, grandparents, family, and friends for the inspiration, support, and hard work they have put into making this wonderful event possible.

I Love You All The Time


Camp Emily will not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, age, or other legally protected characteristics.