Mission Statement

The mission of New Morning Grief Camp is to provide love and care to the people of Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas by offering bereaved children, teens, and their families a safe place where they can grieve the loss of a loved one due to death or a non-death related event and share their experience as they move through the grieving process.
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Join us on our 2013 adventure!!
2013 Grief Camp session dates are as follows:
Thursday, July 11th through Sunday, July 14th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Transportation and lunch will be provided.
The 14th will be Family Day!!
Registration deadline is June 1st.


Training for New Volunteers:
Saturday, June 15th from 11am-3pm at Stepping Stones For Life Facility
341 Blacksnake Road
Dysart, Pa
Clearances can be handed in at training or the first day of camp

Directions to Dysart:
Take 17th Street to 13th Avenue
Turn LEFT on 13th Ave
Turn RIGHT onto 18th Street (PA 36)
Continue to follow PA 36 for 4 miles
Turn RIGHT on SKY LINE DRIVE
Bear LEFT on Black Snake Road for 3.26 miles and arrive at 341 Black Snake Rd on the Right

Alternate directions:
Follow 36N all the way out of Altoona, go up the mountain that's 36N towards Ashville/Patton. You will have passed 3 blinking yellow lights by the time you get to the top of the mountain.  After you reach the top you will now go down the mountain.  Yes, its a big roller coaster ride.  At the bottom of the mountain you will be entering Ashville.  As you come into town, you will see signs for Prince Gallitzin State Park and Route 53.  Turn right on 53 and go exactly 3 miles.  Turn right onto Blacksnake Rd.  You will see blue and white storage sheds on the right just before Blacksnake Rd.   House is the 5th on the Left.


For this camp, we will be using Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), which is using horses as part of the “learning team” to solve problems, interact with others (horses and people), to rediscover and redefine personal life-skills and learn to build positive relationships.
EAL facilitates a wide range of emotional healing – building self-esteem, self-awareness, socialization skills, and relationship skills – as well as cognitive growth such as task focus, following instructions, creativity, and verbalization.


To learn more about EAL, follow this link:
http://eagala.org/Information/What_Is_EAP_EAL

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