Camp Good Mourning
Camp Good Mourning is the highlight of the year for Kate’s Club members and volunteers! This special annual gathering brings kids together in a traditional camp setting to enjoy activities, friendship and to learn how to deal with their grief in a positive way. At Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia, kids swim, hike, rock climb, play music, make arts and crafts and attend the annual camp dance. Children also participate in grief support activities which support sharing their loss with their peers and learning new ways to cope with their feelings. Camp costs about $500 per camper, and as with all Kate’s Club programming, we offer it 100% free of charge to members and their families. If you’d like to help a grieving child experience this life-changing weekend at Camp Good Mourning, donate here.
Camp Location: Camp Twin Lakes – Rutledge, 1391 Keencheefoonee Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Camper Drop-Off: starting at 9:30 am on Friday, August 5th (no early drop-offs allowed)
Camper Pick- Up: 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 7th
This year Camp Good Mourning takes place August 5th – August 7th, 2016, and applications for 2016 Camp Good Mourning are available now. You must be a member of Kate’s Club to be eligible for Camp Good Mourning. Applications need to be completely filled out which includes a photo of their loved one, a copy of their insurance card, and a date chosen to attend the camp orientation for parents and guardians. Applications can not be processed without all components. Parents and guardians will received a confirmation email or letter once the application has been approved. Please apply as soon as possible – space is limited.
Any returning campers, please make sure you use the same email/password as last year. Most of your camper information will already be in the system. For new campers, to start the camper registration, make sure you create an account as a parent/guardian, using your email address. You will need to create a password for your account as you can return to the registration portal as many times as you need to complete the application. If you have multiple children, make sure to complete one application per child. New members must have attended at least 2 programs prior to attending their first camp. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Debra Brook.
All volunteers interested in being a Buddy at camp must contact Debra Brook and attend a mandatory camp training. This is an opportunity for new Buddies to learn about what to expect from camp.