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.
- 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.
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.