Conover, NC – When a loved one dies, children grieve very differently than adults. They often struggle to put their sadness into words. That’s why Carolina Caring and Rising Hope Farms in Claremont have teamed up once again to offer Brighter Days Children’s Camp on Thursday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for kids ages 5 to 10 who have completed kindergarten.

The memorable half-day camp will provide children with a safe place to share and interact with others their age who have also lost someone close to them, gaining reassurance that their grief is normal and they are not alone. The day will be filled with opportunities to share their memories and feelings in age-appropriate groups, play fun games, fish and make crafts. The serene location at 3775 Bethany Church Road in Claremont also will provide an opportunity to interact with one of the horses at the farm.

Space is limited, so please register by Friday, June 11, by visiting, contacting [email protected] or calling 828.466.0466, ext. 3201.

Carolina Caring, founded in 1979, is an independent, community-based, nonprofit healthcare provider. It specializes in programs that offer relief from chronic conditions, serious illnesses, and the challenges they bring, including palliative medicine, hospice care, and grief counseling. Currently, Carolina Caring serves 12 counties across western North Carolina and the Piedmont. For more information about Carolina Caring, please call 828.466.0466 or visit

Photo: Xander enjoys petting a horse at Rising Hope Farms in Claremont at Brighter Days Children’s Camp last summer.