13th Annual

August 7-9, 2015


We Had another Spectacular Camp.

Camp Cocoon 2014 was a little wet but what a great time we had. Campers and volunteers alike had a really grand time and the bereavement experience was just wonderful. With the rain on and off all weekend nothing went as we had planned but the volunteers all worked hard to insure the campers got exactly what they came for. A camp video will be up soon for all to view and get a feel for how wonderful it was.

Start making plans for 2015. For registration information and/or brochure see links on the left side of this page.


Camp Cocoon is a weekend camp for children and adolescents, ages 6-17, who have experienced the death of a loved one. Campers have the opportunity to meet peers 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 learning from their peers who understand what it’s like to experience bereavement.

Each day of our lives reminds us that change is continuous and unavoidable. Camp Cocoon helps give young people the tools emotionally and spiritually to deal with devastating changes and helps participants to develop from: a feeling of loss to a celebration of life, from confusion to understanding, from tears of trauma to tears of joy from happy memories, and from cocoons to butterflies!

The camp is fully staffed by experienced volunteer professionals consisting of doctors, chaplains, nurses, administrators, hospice providers and trained caregivers. Cabin groups are small and composed of same-sex campers in similar age brackets. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, water activities, team sports, musical instruments and even a ceremonial butterfly release! If you have a child, or know of a child who has experienced a significant loss in his/her life, please complete the camper registration form asap as space is limited. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

A Grief Camp for Children (Ages 6 to 17) (Download Camp Brochure)
Camp Cocoon Camper Registration Form (Download Registration Form)
Camp Cocoon Volunteer Sign Up Form (Download Volunteer Sign Up Form)

The 7th Annual Camp Cocoon "Bikers for Butterflies" Ride will be held on August 8, 2015 (Download Registration Form)

If you have any questions or would like more information on Camp Cocoon or on how you can volunteer, make a donation or sponsor a child to attend Camp Cocoon, call the PruittCares Foundation at 1.800.956.5354 or 678.533.6462 or e-mail us at info@unitedhospicefoundation.org.

Watch Camp Cocoon Video

View Our Camp Cocoon Photo Gallery

Grief Activities for Kids & Those Who Love Them from Camp Cocoon

*Video requires Windows Media Player. Click here if you need to download Windows Media Player.

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