Hanging On

A day camp for grieving youth grades 1st-8th

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Where and When

Camp Dragonfly is held at Camp Light which is located approximately 5 miles north of Waynesboro just off of 340N | September 9, 2023 | Rain or Shine!

Application Deadlines:
Volunteers - July 31, 2023
New Campers - August 31, 2023


Camp Dragonfly accepts donations from individuals, groups, clubs, civic organizations, and businesses. Because of these generous donations, the Augusta Health Foundation funds Camp Dragonfly. Camp is FREE OF CHARGE to campers.

If you would like to learn more about specific needs or have someone speak about Camp Dragonfly, please contact us.


Memory Leaves

Camp Dragonfly activities are designed to guide campers gently and slowly through some of the emotions of grief. Campers interact in memory book sessions, make a memory collage, attend a question-and-answer period with a physician, and take part in a remembrance ceremony. Fun is also a top priority at Camp Dragonfly. Campers learn it is not disrespectful to the memory of the person who died to laugh, play, and have fun. Activities include arts/crafts, music, swimming, team games, and archery.

Camp Counselor and Children at Summer Camp

There is an excellent camper-to-volunteer ratio. Campers are divided in small groups according to grade level with adult leaders. The professional staff of Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah directs the camp program.