Applications now being accepted for 14th annual Camp Angel Wings

Two-day summer camp for children grieving the loss of a loved one is held locally in July

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is now accepting applications for its 14th annual Camp Angel Wings, a bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 15, to be held July 15 and 16 at Camp Welch in Assonet, Mass.

Since 2004, Camp Angel Wings has supported grieving children from the community by offering this meaningful two-day camp at no cost. The goal of Camp Angel Wings is to minimize the impact of a loved one’s death by offering children the opportunity grieve alongside others with similar experiences and needs in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Children are offered a variety of traditional camp activities (swimming, crafts, games) and specialized grief expression activities (communicating grief through a painted mask, grief walk, pet therapy, guided peer discussions and a special memorial service to remember their loved ones).

One application is required for each child attending camp. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible or no later than June 20. Space is limited and a waiting list is expected.

To obtain an application or for general questions, call 508-973-3426 or email For more information and to view a brief video about Camp Angel Wings visit