What is Big Hearts for Brave Hearts?
Big Hearts for Brave Hearts is a young professionals group whose purpose is to support Hospice Austin’s Camp Brave Heart, a free summer camp for children who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Big Hearts members actively participate in volunteer and fundraising activities, as well as networking events to support this special group of children in our community. Young professionals in their 20s to 40s are encouraged to join in and make a difference!
What is Camp Brave Heart?
Camp Brave Heart is a free, three-and-a-half-day camp experience designed to combine the fun of a recreational camp with grief support for children ages 6 through 17 who have experienced the lost of a loved one due to death. Campers discover that being with others their own age who have had similar experiences of loss is a comfortable setting for exploring those feelings. Through creative activities and trust exercises, the camp curriculum encourages campers in their exploration of emotional, behavioral and physical adjustments to their loss. Counselors experienced in child and adolescent grief support lead discussion and exercises.
Camp Brave Heart is held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country at John Knox Ranch in Wimberley. Find out more
Hospice Austin is a nonprofit organization that eases the physical, emotional and spiritual pain of any person in our community facing the final months of a serious illness by providing expert and compassionate care, education and bereavement support.