The loss of a loved one is hard on those who are left behind, as one navigates the grief that naturally follows a death. Whether one is grieving on their own or within a family system, they deserve a safe space to share on their journey after loss. To answer this need from the community, Hospice Atlanta founded the bereavement retreat called Camp STARS (Sharing Together As Real Support) in 1994, the first bereavement camp of its kind in Georgia. This three-day bereavement event is set on a gorgeous 300-acre campus where individuals can feel the peace and safety, allowing the expression of their emotions along side others who are in a similar situation and share many of the same strong feelings.
The camp is staffed by experienced, nurturing counselors, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers who guide everyone through the grieving process. It’s a chance to let go for the weekend, bond with family members, and make new friends. There are plenty of opportunities for enlightenment, spirituality, learning and just plain fun.
Camp STARS takes place at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia and takes place in November each year. With this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking great prevention and infection control practices and precautions to ensure our campers have a safe and memorable experience. We are working closely with our incredible team at Camp Twin Lakes’ incredible to ensure Camp STARS is safe for all to enjoy. This is all made possible by the incredible generosity of our Visiting Nurse community partners, individual donors and foundations and organizations that support this mission.
November 10-12, 2023: Camp STARS Annual Weekend Bereavement Camp at Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA. For more information, please contact our Camp STARS team at Camp STARS or call (404) 215-6051.