Camp Cairn derives its name from "cairns" that have been used for hundreds of years to mark a path. These cairns represent a trail marker that guides one through uncertain times.
Camp Cairn derives its name from “cairns” that have been used for hundreds of years to mark a trail or path. These cairns represent a trail marker that guides one through uncertain times in life. At Camp Cairn, each camper has the opportunity to remember and celebrate his or her loved one and to connect with other children and students who have experienced loss.
Camp Cairn is focused on assisting children and teens as they grieve the loss of a parent or loved one. Campers will share their stories with other campers; they will learn that grief is a normal part of living; and they will learn and practice skills to manage their grief. With the assistance of the camp staff and trained counselors, campers will be assessed and will set individual goals for the three-day camp.
Located in the rolling hills of West Georgia, Woodland Christian Camp & Retreat Center [+] is a 400-bed facility providing people of all ages a refuge for recreation and renewal, a place to find balance. The wooded natural setting and beautiful lake creates an environment that encourages reflection and relaxation. Camp Cairn's programming will take advantage of the natural setting and Woodland's excellent facilities. Woodland operates multiple summer camp programs and host retreats for nonprofit groups during the year.
Camp Cairn has been developed as a new “focus camp” to meet the needs of grieving children and students in our community. Camp Cairn will be housed in Woodland’s Heritage Camp [+]. To learn more about Woodland and it's programs, visit www.woodlandcamp.org [+].