Virtual Camp HAL – May

May 25, 2023 – May 27, 2023, All Day

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Family Programs team are pleased to invite you and your children to attend our Virtual Camp HAL sessions leading up to our in-person Camp HAL this summer!

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will be offering virtual camp sessions for children ages 4-8, which will include pre-camp sessions for parents/guardians. Camp and parent sessions will be hosted by Stephanie Heitkemper, a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Registered Play Therapist (RPT), who specializes in working with young children who have experienced loss. Stephanie will include a mix of activities and strategies to help children grow, learn, and navigate their grief and to help parents support their children through this process. This camp program uses play therapy and expressive therapy to help children express themselves in their natural language.

Being with other children who have experienced a similar loss can be quite significant in healing. You’re sure to develop friendships and make connections within our community.

Parent Session

Thursday, May 25 8:00 pm ET

Parents and guardians of eligible campers. Parents with children ages 0-3 are also invited to attend parent sessions to gain skills to help support their children.

Camp Session

Saturday, May 27 2:00 pm ET

Children, step-children, and siblings of firefighters, ages 4-8 honored or approved to be honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Registration is required for these events. All registered campers will receive camp materials prior to the virtual camp sessions. Register early! For additional information, please contact Ashley at [email protected].

We hope to see you on June 9 – 11, 2023
for the in-person Camp HAL in New Jersey.