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Camp Courage for Children and Teens Grieving a Death in Carlinville


Monday, June 3, 2024    
All Day


Annie's Hope
1333 W. Lockwood, Suite 104, St. Louis, Missouri, 63122

Event Type

A free overnight camp for children and teens grieving the death of a loved one

Annie’s Hope will host Camp Courage and Camp Courage – Teens for youth who are grieving from June 3 – 7.

  • Camp Courage is for children ages 6 to 12 years old
  • Camp Courage – Teens is for campers ages 13 to 18 years old

The five-day, f0ur-night camps will provide a safe, comfortable, and fun experience where grieving kids and teens can connect.

Both camps take place at Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, Ill. Campers will check in at Annie’s Hope and ride a bus to the site. Campers will return home with a family member who attends the Friday closing ceremony.

Campers will have time to enjoy free play, group fun and quiet reflection. Activities will include:

  • Fishing, canoeing, paddle-boating
  • Hiking, ziplining and exploring nature
  • Crafting trouble dolls and building worry rockets
  • Singing, dancing and storytelling
  • Wacky Olympics and more

There is no fee to attend Camp Courage or Camp Courage – Teens. However, every family with an accepted camper should donate to the best of their ability. Visit the website for Annie’s Hope for more information.

To apply for either camp, please submit a completed application:

The camp will accept campers on a first-come, first-served basis. The camp gives special preference to campers who have not previously attended Camp Courage in person.

To learn more, contact Jana Dutton, Camp and Retreat Coordinator, at or (314) 965-5015.