Closing ceremonies: 10 groups of kids, 108 total
Silas with the note he wrote for MaMaw and PaPaw attached to a
DUKE blue balloon in honor of PaPaw's beloved BlueDevils!
Preparing for Release
Stephen getting in on the action
The release into the gorgeous Carolina sky!
We applied for Silas to go to this Hospice sponsored grief camp back in the summer. His guidance counselor at school sent home a brochure about it after I called the school to let them know what a hard time he was having losing both of my parents so suddenly. We didn't find out that he had gotten in until 2 weeks before the date. He was super excited about it, and couldn't wait to go. I dropped him off at 8am on Saturday morning, and we all went together to pick him up on Sunday at 10:30. They did a lot of fun activities along with their grief counseling. They did a zip line, went canoeing, climbed a rock wall, had movie night and popcorn, and made a memory box in honor of their lost loved ones. They gave them backpacks and T-shirts, and a women's group made Fleece Knot Blankets for every kid who came (Silas got a Camo one). I looked around and realized how many kids must be there that have lost their mom or dad. So sad. It was a good experience for Silas, and he has already said that he wants to go again next year. We'll see if he gets in again!