Chameleon's Journey


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Chameleon’s Journey™ grief camp is an overnight grief camp for children and teens coping with the death of a family member or other significant person in their life.  It is based on a journey of discovery by a chameleon that lost a special friend. 

Since its inception in 2000, the annual overnight camp, held at Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, has served over a 1,400 campers, ages 7-17.   
The grief camp revolves around activities that provide opportunities to express grief and other emotions through music, drama, writing, and visual art. Recreational activities are also part of the camp, allowing grieving campers to meet the important need for physical activity.  Campers are supported in a confidential, safe, and caring environment and they come away from camp with an increased knowledge of the grieving process. They also develop new relationships to help them realize that they are not alone in their grief.

Chameleon’s Journey is provided free of charge and is made possible through the generous support of community members and civic organizations.  Our major donors include the Junior League of Charlotte, LLC, Panthers Football. LLC, Charlotte South Rotary Charitable Foundation, Inc., Claire Bear's Fund, SAMCHELLE, LLC, The Quilters of Conover, and many individual contributors who participate in our Send a Kid to Camp program.   

The 18th Annual Chameleon’s Journey Grief Camp is October 14-15, 2017. For more information, please contact us at 704.375.0100 or or click here to view the brochure.

Click here to view our photo gallery from the 2016 Chameleon's Journey Grief Camp.
Click here to view a presentation of the 2015 Chameleon's Journey Grief Camp.