Camp Aloha is for children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the last 24 months. The annual camp provides a time of structured activities and play which helps the children realize they are not alone in their grief experience. Our next overnight camp will be held at the new Ebenezer Retreat Center in Rincon from April 30-May 2, 2021. There is a nominal non-refundable registration fee of $25 per child, with scholarships available. Please complete the camper application here. (For information regarding volunteering, contact a bereavement counselor at 912.303.9442 or fill out the volunteer application at this link.)
- Listen to this GPB broadcast as children explain, in their own words,the healing that occurs at camp
- Read this June 2018 article in Chatham County Living, chock-full of images,
- Or watch this poignant 11-minute documentary filmed during our 2015 overnight weekend camp by CCTV America.
Camps are underwritten through the generosity of Southern Motors and of community donors. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Camp Aloha 2020 – which would have been our 25th gathering – was unable to happen. Watch as our wonderful volunteers share memories here.
Full Circle has received a generous grant from new York Life Foundation to help children impacted by homicide. Find our more about the “We the Living” neighborhood-based grief support for children affected by gun violence in Chatham County in this document (the winning nomination for a 2018 Georgia Medical Society Helathcare Hero Award) or reach us at 912.303.9442.