Camp Healing Hearts planned

LITTLE ROCK — After two years of dormancy because of the pandemic, Methodist Family Health’s Camp Healing Hearts is back with a day camp for Arkansas children and families struggling with grief. Coordinated by Kaleidoscope Grief Center, which is a program of Methodist Family Health, Camp Healing Hearts is free to families and will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 at Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock. Only 100 spaces are available so those interested must complete and return an application by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 5. An adult caregiver is required to accompany the grieving child or children attending camp. 

Losing a loved one is difficult for everyone, and grieving that loss is essential to accepting painful feelings and creating an opportunity for growth and a new sense of normal. Camp Healing Hearts is for Arkansas children ages 5 to 18 and their families who have lost a loved one and are coping with grief and bereavement. Utilizing both therapy and recreation, Camp Healing Hearts offers children and families an opportunity to discover their own inner strength. 

The camp includes heart-to-heart time, swimming, fishing, crafts, games, campfires, s’mores and much more. Camp Healing Hearts is made possible by community partners in the Alliance for Grief and Loss, including Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, Griffin-Leggett Funeral Homes and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

For an application, visit For more information about Camp Healing Hearts or Kaleidoscope Grief Center, contact Dao Ward at [email protected] or call 501.537.3991 or 800.756.3709.