Camp Dragonfly Helps Grieving Kids

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- Helping grieving kids heal is the goal behind Camp Dragonfly.

Ninety campers, all of whom have lost a loved one, spent the weekend at Camp Horizons in Rockingham County.

Campers found their release through different activities designed to help them through the grieving process. But the camp's director said the one thing that best helps the kids cope - is each other.

"I've seen campers who just reach out to each other and just say, 'I'm here for you,' or give a hug or just support each other," said Debbie Brown. "It's just amazing because the kids come Saturday morning at nine, and after a couple of hours they have formed this very special bond."

Camp Dragonfly is sponsored by Augusta Health and run off of donations so campers can attend for free. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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