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Camp Cocoon Cancellation

For the safety of all campers and volunteers, the PruittCares Foundation Board has decided to cancel the Camp Cocoon regional day camps that were tentatively scheduled for fall 2020.

Depending on the development of COVID-19, the day camps will be re-scheduled in spring 2021.

Additionally, the Camp Cocoon weekend camp has already been cancelled for this year due to the pandemic.  

Please contact PruittCaresFoundation@PruittHealth.com with any questions.

Camp Cocoon is a camp for children ages 5 and up and their families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Campers have the opportunity to meet other young people who are going through similar loss situations. While having fun in a safe and caring environment, campers begin to feel comfortable sharing their stories and connecting with their peers who understand what it’s like to experience bereavement.

“They had fun and felt comfortable sharing about their mom who passed in March of this year. I’m glad this camp is available for children! I think this lets the kids know they are not the only one who have experienced losing their loved one.” - Parent of a camper

Camp Cocoon gives young people the tools – both emotionally and spiritually – to deal with devastating changes. The camp experience helps participants develop from a feeling of loss to a celebration of life, from confusion to understanding, from cocoons to butterflies!

All About Camp

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Staff and Volunteers

The camp is fully staffed by experienced volunteer professionals consisting of chaplains, nurses, social workers, bereavement coordinators, trained caregivers and others who feel strongly about this important work.

Locations

Locations

We currently offer Regional Camps for the following Georgia locations:

  • Blue Ridge
  • Rome/Calhoun
  • Gainesville/Athens/Toccoa (in Toccoa Falls)
  • Valdosta
  • Macon/Cordele/Milledgeville

More regional camps to be added in the Carolinas in the future.

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Activities

 

  • Arts and crafts

  • Sports and team building

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Opportunities to share and reflect

  • Live butterfly release and closing ceremony

 

2020 Camp Cocoon Details

Dates: We have camps throughout the spring, summer, and fall season. 2020 dates will be announced soon!

Ages: 5 and Up (families are encouraged to come and participate)

“I appreciate all you do for the children who have suffered a loss. It is wonderful that they can be around other children who feel the same as they do.”

- Parent of a camper

“I really like Camp Cocoon because I can be who I am and not worry about anything.”

Tonya, camper

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Volunteer at one of our Camp Cocoons

“What I loved about Camp Cocoon was watching the children interact as they made new friends and felt comfortable expressing their feelings.”

- Camp Cocoon volunteer

We are now accepting applications for Camp Cocoon volunteer staff.

To Volunteer and receive more information please email:  pruittcaresfoundation@pruitthealth.com.