Twenty-five excited campers descended on the Clemson Outdoor Lab April 25-26 for the 2015 Edition of Camp Sunburst. This was a chance for children who have recently faced the death of a loved one to play, learn, remember and grieve with children who have had the same experience—and mentors who can help them heal.
Campers joined in with archery, hiking, games, boat rides, art, as well as four group sessions concerning grief. In the evening, they read together The Dream Tree, relating the changes a butterfly experiences to their life changes. After the story and discussion each camper chose a stuffed animal (donated by local schoolchildren) to take home. On the final morning the whole camp gathered to release butterflies to remember and celebrate the ones they loved.