Openings are available for April 27-28 at Shannon’s Hope, a therapeutic weekend camp for children ages 6-15 who have experienced the death of a loved one in the past three to 24 months.

The camp is an initiative of the Hospice of Charleston Foundation in collaboration with Hospice Care of America, the Medical University of South Carolina and Roper Hospice.

Through participation in fun yet intense activities, Shannon’s Hope campers are encouraged to speak openly about issues of death and grief.

The camp is facilitated by professional counselors, and trained volunteer buddies provide compassionate support to the children.

Shannon’s Hope is held twice a year at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. A fee of $35 is requested, but scholarships are available based on financial need. Referrals of campers are welcome from parents, counselors, teachers, ministers or other concerned individuals. Transportation to and from camp is available.

Contact Kathy Berry of the Hospice of Charleston Foundation at or 216-7323.