Apr 01, 2024

Camp Farwesta to host a new camp for children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer

Posted Apr 01, 2024 7:00 PM


St. Joseph Post

A new camping experience coming to Camp Farwesta this summer will provide a getaway for students who have lost a sibling or parent to cancer.

Camp Haven is designed to provide a safe space for those children, ages eight through 14.

Volunteer Tony Martinez says the camp will provide a bonding experience for children going through a similar tragedy, who might think they are alone. . .

"I can share my experiences what I went through with you and you with me, and that joining of spirits I guess is pretty critical, because at the time they probably think they're the only kid alive that ever lost a parent," Martinez tells KFEQ Hotline host Barry Birr.

The camp will be held this June providing several fun events for kids, including a trip to see the St. Joseph Mustangs.

Camp Farwesta Marketing Director Trish Heath says the camp aims to help children cope with life after the loss of a loved one. . .

"We want to do what we can to help that be more successful for them without so much grief, we know it will never go away, but like I said if we can help each other with that that week that's kind of our plan," Heath says.

The week-long camp will run this June for up to 50 children.

More details and registration can be found online