Camp Dragonfly

Hospice of Central PA offers this special weekend camp for children, ages 6-15, who are grieving the death of a family member. Camp Dragonfly offers a safe environment where children can openly express their feelings and have fun. Facilitated by trained bereavement counselors and volunteers, Camp Dragonfly is made possible through the generosity of the Kline Foundation, McCormick Foundation and the Pollock Foundation. It is free of charge for all participants, but campers and camp volunteers must apply in advance.

For more information or to request an application please call (717) 732-1000 or download the application using the link below. Camp weekends run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

Please click here for a flyer.

The deadline for camper applications is May 1, 2019.

  • Teen Track (ages 13-15) Available at Camp Hebron
  • Parent/Guardian Session (Sunday) to Learn About Childhood Grief
  • Group Sessions to Help Children Learn Healthy Ways to Cope with Loss
  • Adult Buddies Provide Companionship, Support and Supervision
  • Horsemanship Program! (Camp Hebron location only)
  • Fun Camp Activities (It’s okay to smile or laugh when you are grieving.)

Please click here to view photos from our 2018 event.

Camp Dragonfly Dates

  • May 31 - June 2: Camp Swatara, Bethel, PA
  • June 7-9: Camp Hebron, Halifax, PA

Camper and Volunteer Applications

Please click the below links for a fillable PDF application. Completed camper applications should be sent to Completed volunteer applications should be sent to

2019 Camper Application

2019 Volunteer Application

2018 Camp Dragonfly Campers
2018 Camp Dragonfly Campers