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Katerpillar Kids Camp

The Katerpillar Kids Camp is a camp designed to help children who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. For over 25 years, the camp has helped children in the East Tennessee community experience grief in a supportive environment while making new friends and learning that they are not alone in their experience with loss. This yearly event is in partnership with Mane Support, which uses horses in a therapeutic approach to grief counseling.


Katerpillar Kids Camp Dates

Here are the dates for the 2024 Katerpillar Kids Camp

Who: Children 1st – 12th grade and their parents or guardians

What: A FREE grief day camp that teaches children how to cope with the loss of a loved one through a variety of activities including equine therapy, games, music, etc. 

When: Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2024. 

Location: Mane Support in Roane County; transportation will be available.

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Katerpillar Kids Camp FAQ

You or your child may have some questions about attending camp. Not to worry! Read our Camp FAQs page to find out what you need to know before camp begins. 

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Volunteer at Katerpillar Kids Camp 

At Katerpillar Kids Camp, many volunteer positions are available. From clinical group leaders to panel members and camp counselors, we invite you to apply to help at Katerpillar Kids Camp and make a difference for those in need.

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Volunteer FAQS

Have questions about the volunteering process or the responsibilities of a Katerpillar Kids Camp volunteer? Check out our Volunteer FAQs.  

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More Volunteer Opportunities 

If you’d like to continue making a difference when camp is not in session, consider volunteering at Covenant HomeCare and Hospice or through our network at Covenant Health. 

About Mane Support

Mane Support is a nonprofit organization that ministers through equine-assisted grief counseling to children, youth, teens, and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one or other types of trauma.  Horses can play a special role in the healing journey. Therapists and equine specialists of Mane Support are certified through EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association). In addition, they have experience, degrees and certifications in the fields of equine training and management, child development, and thanatology (understanding issues related to death and the grief process). All Mane Support activities are conducted on the ground; there is no horse riding. Mane Support is located in Roane County. 

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