2023 Hal Bruno Camps for Children of Fallen Firefighters

June 9, 2023 – June 11, 2023, All Day

Two Locations New Hardwick, NJ –  , Hardwick, NJ
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Hal Bruno Comfort Zone Camp (Ages 7 – 17)

CZC bereavement camp programs include use of age-based support groups led by licensed grief therapists; “Big Buddy” adult volunteers who are screened and trained to serve as mentors to an assigned youth throughout the duration of camp and provide an array of traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, games and campfires.

Camp HAL (Healing After Loss) (Ages 4 – 6)

This camp program is led by a licensed therapist who specializes in working with young children who are grieving. With support from NFFF staff and volunteers, the camp program uses play therapy and expressive therapy to help children express themselves in their natural language. Camp HAL will include a mix of activities appropriate for this age group, as well as some activities for children and parents together. Children will stay with their parent overnight and during when they are not in camp sessions.

Camp Parents’ Open Forum

On Saturday morning, there will be a two-part session for all parents at the hotel. The first session will focus on parenting and self-care. The second session (optional) will be a roundtable discussion where parents can speak with one another about parenting challenges and strategies. On Saturday evening, the NFFF will provide dinner and a movie for Camp HAL campers from 5:00 – 7:00 pm so parents can enjoy time connecting with one another.