2021

PANDEMIC PANDA VERSION

2021 Camp Amanda

CURRENT UPDATE

~ WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ~


At this point in time, with COVID-19 numbers low, and with the State of Washington and Oregon phasing toward fewer related COVID-19 restrictions, we believe we will be able to offer Camp Amanda in person this year with some size limitations and safety modifications in place to keep children, staff, volunteers and families safe.  


Because a majority of children attending camp come from Walla Walla County (WA), and because Camp Amanda is held in Umatilla County (OR), we are closely monitoring the current phases in both Walla Walla County, and Umatilla County and will provide more information as it becomes available.


Feel free to contact Walla Walla Community Hospice for more information or to receive an application when they become available.


This will be contingent on Umatilla County and Oregon state moving and remaining in Phase 2 or 3 at the time of Camp Amanda 2021.


We will follow all CDC, Walla Walla County Health, and Umatilla Health Department recommendations and requirements.


Our goal, as always, is a safe and positive camp experience for all involved.


We Hope To See You At Camp Amanda 2021!


http://www.wwhospice.org

509-525-5561


JULY 23, 24 and 25, 2021

 Camp Kiwanis Umatilla County, OR


SOME CURRENT OREGON RESTRICTION FOR CAMPS

OREGON PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT  GUIDANCE

WALLA WALLA COUNTY  HEALTH DEPARTMENT PAGE

CHECK OUT THE RESOURCES AND VIDEOS BELOW FROM OUR 2020 VIRTUAL CAMPA AMANDA

2020

PANDEMIC PANDA VERSION

A Virtual Camp Amanda

This Year Is Just Different…

This years Camp Amanda could not be held due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Typically this time each year we would be making plans to hold Camp Amanda in the beautiful foothills of the Walla Walla Valley at Camp Kiwanis.




This year is a little different.  This year our grief support will be both virtual and in the form of a drive-in movie at the Milton-Freewater Drive In. It was great to see everyone at the Drive-In and get to share some information about Camp Amanda and provide you with information regarding grief support.  Thanks to Mike Spiess for allowing us to have the event at the Milton-Freewater Drive in!  What a fun night!

It Was Great To See You At The Milton-Freewater Drive In!

Join Us At The Scavenger Hunt!  Good Information and Free Stuff

Hope to see you on Saturday at 10:00 AM at the Hospice Office Parking Lot for the Scavenger Hunt.  The Scavenger Hunt is going to be a blast!  We will be following social distancing rules, so you will never even have to get out of your car!  Get some good information on grief, grief support, and Camp Amanda.  And… you will get some free stuff just for being part of the scavenger hunt.  YOU DO HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE SCAVENGER HUNT.  Click on this link to get all signed up!

Let’s Go Live Friday on Facebook!

Want Some More Information?

Friday from 6:00 PM until 6:30 PM join Tim Meliah, Mental Health Specialist LIVE ON FACEBOOK!  Tim will answer all your questions related to childhood grief, or just grief in general.  When it comes to grief there are no dumb questions!  Log on, even if you don’t want to ask Tim a question, maybe someone else will ask that question you really wanted to ask.

Becky and LeRoy Skit Showing How We Can Support Each Other

If you would like to learn more about Camp Amanda, please click on the Walla Walla Community Hospice link and you will be directed to their webpage where you can get more information about Camp Amanda




If you would like to watch any of our on-line videos that discuss the following topics:

 

    Camp Amanda History (Dr. Jack Shannon)

    All About Camp Amanda (Luci Berg Camp Coordinator)

    Camp Amanda Overview (Tim Meliah)

    Kelly’s Story (A Parents Point of View)

    Marcus (A Campers Point of View)

    Lazer (A Campers Point of View)

    Krystal (A Parent & A Counselors Point of View)

    Kaci’s Story (A Camper who later returned as a Counselor)

    Tim Meliah on The Stages of Grief

    Tim Meliah on Anger

    Tim Meliah on Sadness and Depression

    Tim Meliah on Guilt

    Tim Meliah on Resolution




If you would like to take a look at the skit shown at the Milton-Freewater Drive in on Thursday night, click on this link.  The skit surrounds two friends, LeRoy Phartface and Becky Britches who support each other through a time of grief with the help of Amanda the Panda.  It shows the importance of just having someone to talk to.  A shoulder to cry on,  A light in the darkness of grief.


We hope that we will see many of you next year and Camp Amanda.  Remember, Camp Amanda is held the last weekend of July.  You can sign up for Camp Amanda through Walla Walla Community Hospice.


Please be safe, social distance, wear a mask in public, wash your hands, and remember, just like grief, we will get through this pandemic together.


Good Grief!


Check Out Our On-Line Videos…

Some Memories Below Of Last Years Camp Amanda…

We Can’t Wait Until The Pandemic Is Behind Us And We Can

Make New Memories at Camp Amanda!