Because KIDS Grieve

Because KIDS Grieve

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February 21-22, 2019 Grant Writing Class
Hosted by Nampa Police Department
Camp Erin, part of Kids Count Too would like to thank Magic Valley Bow hunters! The Campers had such a great time learning shoot bows from you!
RichardandDontay Lewis had a blast at camp this weekend and dontay is already asking if he can come back next year
Thanks to KIND bars for their awesome donation for the campers and volunteers!

We are a non-profit organization of volunteers who provide support services to children, teens and families experiencing grief through loss of loved one.

A Special Kind of Grief Support…
• A child’s grief is different than adult grief. According to Dr. Alan Wolfelt, of the Center for Loss & Transition, it happens more sporadically, in doses. Children will also express their feelings through creativity more often than through words.
• Children grieve and re-grieve. Regardless of when a loss has occurred, children tend to revisit the grief experien

Operating as usual

01/08/2023

“I’ve had a lot of questions since my dad died. The one I keep asking is: Are you watching over me? Are you proud of me?”

Recovering from a loss takes time and it has been shown that having a sense of community is essential to help children get back their lives. Our day camps aim to do just that, provide security, create friendships and build confidence in a world without their loved ones. We create a safe place to share memories and experience feelings of loss.

Becausekidsgrieve.raiseitpro.org

12/23/2022

Kids 2 Kids begins 2023 with an evening grief group on the 3rd Friday of the month-- Jan. 20 and with a new time--6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Our Theme for the evening is "Surprise, Shock, Panic". What was it like for you when you first heard your loved one died? What were your first thoughts, words? What are some of the thoughts and feelings in the following days, weeks?

Our craft project will be making a Scream Box!

12/14/2022

Useful Ideas for a meaningful Holiday Season from our friends at NACG.

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 10/31/2022

The BKG memorial garden is getting a new wall. The old wall has been removed. The new posts are in place. Stay tuned to the next step of the new wall.

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 09/25/2022

Thanks for the over 50 attendees at the conference

07/30/2022

The August 22 K2K Grief Group will provide discussion on coping skills for the 4th phase of grief when children encounter "Magical Thinking". In this phase, sadness often raises some questions about moving through grief sometimes thinking "I should be through this by now," but it is a time to consider that this may be a low episode of the grief journey and time to reach out for support to move forward. Join fellow travelers on this evening for a safe place to explore your grieving experience with a supportive group

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 07/02/2022

July's theme is the phase of grief that deals with sadness and depression

05/10/2022

Thank you for all of those who shared this message during Idaho Gives. We raised $1870 for this year--the most since we began working with Idaho Gives. We are so grateful for the Giving Community.

Timeline photos 04/30/2022

See the Because Kids Grieve link on the Idaho Gives post.

A little can go a long way when we get together and give together on April 29 - May 6 for Idaho Gives! Join the movement this year and support Because Kids Grieve.

Any child old enough to love is old enough to grieve. 🤍💔

This year, we're asking all of our volunteers, donors, and community members to:

🤍 Contribute however you can

🤍 Share your contribution with 5 friends asking them to match your donation or share our mission

idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve

04/20/2022

Because KIDS Grieve

Subject: Help Us Make History

Dear Friends of Because Kids Grieve,

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of your community's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach our goal of $2000 and 100 donors! We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give! On May 2nd - 5th, visit https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve and make a donation to us and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in your community. All giving will end at 11:59PM on May 5, so make sure to get your gift in on time!

Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, let us know. ([email protected]) Thank you in advance for your generosity to our organization!

Click on this video
https://youtu.be/tRV4VP-67pc

Because KIDS Grieve We are a non-profit organization of volunteers who provide support services to children, teens and families experiencing grief through loss of loved one.

04/09/2022

Twin Falls Kiwanis Club President, Suzanne McCambell presents a $500 check to Jim O'Donnell, BKG Board Member following a presentation Jim gave to the club at it's March 24th meeting. .
Thank you Kiwanians for your generous support. The funds will be used to complete the building of the Memorial Garden at the DKG Center, 459 Shoup Ave. in Twin Falls.

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 03/08/2022

BKG Winter Day Camp featured local author, Laurie Copmann, read her wonderful book to the campers. Then, she provided an art project to the campers illustrating the meaning of the story. The day included a trip to Jump Time, flowers provided by Fox Floral and Albertson's Store and instructions by Horticulturist, Roy Galindo, to make a bouquet of flowers in memory of the loved one being grieved. The day concluded with a lighting ceremony and community celebration of linking a web of yarn together. A group picture with the Parents/Guardians and campers ended the wonderful day.
The next event is Monday, March 28, Kids 2 Kids evening grief group at 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Registration for the Camp Erin South Idaho Summer June 10-12 weekend camp is open now at https://becausekidsgrieve.org/what-is-camp-erin/

03/08/2022

BKG Winter Day Camp excitement galore! Who can pass up drumming your feelings on the Journey of Grief? BKG South Central Idaho Regional Director, Tiffany Eckles leads the group in exploring feelings and emotions kids have experienced on their grief journey.

A New Year's Resolution for Grievers - Whats your Grief 12/31/2021

A New Year's Resolution for Grievers - Whats your Grief

Wise words from our friends at What's Your Grief

A New Year's Resolution for Grievers - Whats your Grief I resolve to take you with me into the new year and then every day after that. I’ll hold onto memories of you, each a separate thread connected to our life together. I’ll jumble them up into a ball, so I’m not constantly getting tangled in the past. […]

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 12/19/2021

Making Holiday Memories filled the Because Kids Grieve Center with kids and 13 adults decorating the center's tree and crafting bulbs in memory of our loved ones. Sugar cookies were a great item to lend artistic talents and take home. Come by our center at 459 Shoup Ave after 5 pm to see the outside lighting on the building.

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 12/19/2021

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 11/15/2021

Kids 2 Kids Birthday celebration and remembering our loved ones. The afternoon was filled with creating memory butterflies as a symbol of our Hope through the grief process. Tulip and Daffodil bulbs were planted in our memorial garden and harvest theme decorations with gourds and corn stalks completed the day.

11/04/2021

🥳🥳 K2K Birthday Party November 13th! 🥳🥳 Join us for a special afternoon as we honor and celebrate our loved ones.

Please RSVP that you’re coming at [email protected]

11/02/2021

Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November (the Thursday before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving). This time of year is a particularly appropriate time to support grieving children because the holiday season is often an especially difficult time after a death.

Children's Grief Awareness Day seeks to bring attention to the fact that often support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child. It provides an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need.

In 2021, Children's Grief Awareness Day is Thursday, November 18.

Because Kids Grieve will Kick-off the focus on children and teen grief with a Kids 2 Kids Birthday Celebration on Saturday, November 13, 12 Noon to 2 pm.

It's a time for all of us to celebrate our loved one's birthday.
Lunch provided at 12 noon. (register at 11:45 am)

CRAFT ACTIVITIES
 Illuminating HOPE—Creating a Butterfly of Hope
 Honoring your loved one by planting flower bulbs in the BKG Memorial Garden
 Holding on to Hope Art Activity
 Sharing with others memories of loved one

All activities are Free.
Let us know you’re coming at [email protected]

10/14/2021

Blue Lakes Rotary Club Board Members presented a check of $1500 to Because Kids Grieve board members, Jim O'Donnell and Revis Turner for fencing that will be erected around the BKG Memorial Garden at the BKG Grief Center, 459 Shoup Ave, Twin Falls. The Memorial Garden will be designed for children and families to place plants and stone memorials to loved ones. There will be 6 stations for the phases of the grieving journey and places for quiet moments to remember a loved one. The fence will be erected sometime this Fall.

Home - 09/08/2021

Home -

🏕 Camp Erin Day Camp will be September 25th in Meridian, Idaho! This FREE camp will be from 9 am - 5 pm with a parent session from 1 pm - 5 pm.

Visit our website for registration forms and more information! Hope to see you there!

Home - Because kids Grieve is dedicated in helping families cope with the loss of a loved one. We deal primarily with the children; however, the entire family is important in the endeavor of healing a child’s grieving heart

08/22/2021

Beckam Quigley raised $370 at Main St Market in Twin Falls for a donation to Because Kids Grieve. Thanks Beckam for your creative initiative!

08/13/2021

🍁BKG will be hosting the 7th Annual Fall Bereavement Conference September 24th! The conference will be from 9am to 4pm and we have great speakers from Judi’s House/JAG Institue.

🍁The cost of the conference is $40 (which includes lunch). The registration deadline is September 15th. To pre-register for the event:
https://becausekidsgrieve.org/contact/.

08/11/2021

Camp BKG at Trinity Pines Camp in Cascade, ID was a huge success with over 50 registered campers along with a 12 volunteers enjoying the food, discussion topics and recreational activities.

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 07/10/2021

Missed Grief Camp last year? 2021 Camp BKG will be held August 6-8 at Trinity Pines Camp in Cascade. Registration open until July 15. Don't miss this opportunity to make new friends and spend time with others who have lost someone close. Trinity Pines Camp in Cascade is a fantastic place to continue your journey of grief.

Register today--https://becausekidsgrieve.org/what-is-camp-erin/

and don't forget to click on the health form when you are finished registering. https://becausekidsgrieve.flipcause.com/secure/your_details_more_info/Nzg0MTA=/48922

There is no cost for campers and transportation is provided with stops in Pocatello, Twin Falls and Meridian.

07/03/2021

Downtown Twin Falls Main st.
Saturday Market
Art for Heart
Featuring
Because Kids Grieve
Select art made by local children for a donation that during the month of July will be donated to BKG.

Reflections on Grieving a Father - Whats your Grief 06/19/2021

Reflections on Grieving a Father - Whats your Grief

From our friends at Whats Your Grief

Reflections on Grieving a Father - Whats your Grief Before the day that your parent died, you’d never lived a single day on this planet without them. You might not have seen your parent every day or talked with them every day, but the only way you ever knew and understood this world was with them living […]

Growing Around Grief - Whats your Grief 06/09/2021

Growing Around Grief - Whats your Grief

Another way at understanding healthy healing while grieving from our friends at What's Your Grief.

Growing Around Grief - Whats your Grief In 1996, Lois Tonkin wrote a simply theory about grief, inspired by a bereaved mother she'd met. The Growing Around Grief concept still helps and inspires

Photos from Because KIDS Grieve's post 06/08/2021

Our favorite part of summer is back!

🏕Camp BKG🏕 will be Friday, August 6th - Sunday August 8th, 2021 in beautiful Cascade, Idaho!

For more information and to register go to:
https://becausekidsgrieve.org/what-is-camp-erin/

06/03/2021

We have some fun things happening this summer at the Because Kids Grieve Grief Center!

We are offering FREE gardening and nutritional classes throughout June and July where you can learn how to grow vegetables and nutritionally provide for your loved ones. Check out the dates below!

We are also working hard on creating a community garden! The vegetables will be be available to the community once the veggies are ripe and ready to be picked! 🍅🥦🌽🥬🥕🥒🧅🫑🥔

Timeline photos 05/07/2021

THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts!! Your participation, donations, and support for was AMAZING!!

With your support, we are another hugs step closer to expanding our mission throughout Southern Idaho and helping more mourning kids & teens.

If you missed , you can still help support the Because Kids Grieve mission by visiting: becausekidsgrieve.raiseitpro.org

Timeline photos 05/07/2021

LAST DAY!

It’s the final day of and we are so thankful for everyone who donated and helped spread our message.

There’s still time to help us provide:

✅ Day Camps each season of the year (or as need in the community arises)
✅ A summer overnight camp that engages kids in a safe, outdoor environment
✅ The Grieving ‘Buddy’ System... helping kids realize that they aren’t alone in their grief
✅ Crisis intervention and consultations to schools in Southern Idaho
✅ Seminars and workshops to provide education and training on grief and the grief process for community agencies, schools and families

Visit: idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve and support Because Kids Grieve!

Mother's Day After a Death 05/06/2021

Mother's Day After a Death

Mother's Day After a Death Dear Girls, You are probably vaguely aware that Mother’s Day is on Sunday. I want you to know I love the hot plate, or potted flower, or handprint, or whatever you made me. I will treasure it just as I treasure all the things you give me – […]

Timeline photos 05/06/2021

Just a little can impact so many! For , support Because Kids Grieve and help us create a safe culture in Southern Idaho, where children and teenagers who have experienced the death of someone they care about, can share their feelings of grief and loss.

🧡 $25 Provide one child for one Day Camp experience.

💙 $75 Send one child to Summer Camp Erin

💜 $100 Sponsor Kids 2 Kids Grief Group for 6 sessions

❤️ $200 Become a BKG Special Sponsor -- Listed on Camp t-shirts and social media

💚 $500 BKG purchases new building facility with generous donation

Because Kids Grieve #2 05/04/2021

Because Kids Grieve #2

Recovering from a loss takes time and it has been shown that community is essential to help children get back their lives.

Children and adults grieve very differently. Kids experience grief more sporadically, in spurts. Sometimes, in the midst of a family's grief, children often go without expressing how they are really feeling…. they blame themselves, are afraid, or hiding anger.

This is why organizations like Because Kids Grieve are so life changing for kids experiencing loss. We create a safe space for them to express themselves, heal and grow within a community of families just like them!

Visit: idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve to support us this year, and share with a friend!

Because Kids Grieve #2

Because Kids Grieve #3 05/03/2021

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🚨 3 DAYS LEFT! 🚨

There’s only 3 days of left!!! Have you made your donation?

Don’t forget to

🤍 Contribute however you can to Because Kids Grieve a idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve

🤍 Share your contribution with 5 friends asking them to match your donation or share our mission

With your generous donation, you will help us achieve our goal of creating Grief Sensitive Schools in multiple regions here in Idaho.

🔗 idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve

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Timeline photos 05/02/2021

Have you joined in on ?

It’s time to celebrate all the good going on in our communities! 🙌

You can help us expand our reach and support more kids and teens experiencing the loss of a loved one in Idaho.

Visit: idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve and support Because Kids Grieve, don’t forget to share your support with 5 friends who can match your donation or help spread the word!

We understand that not everyone has the ability to make a monetary donation at this time, please help us move our mission forward by sharing our mission and posts with your friends.

Timeline photos 05/02/2021

A little can go a long way when we get together and give together!

Join the and put Idaho on the map!! Don’t forget to when you make your donation!

This year, we're asking all of our volunteers, donors, and community members to:

🤍 Contribute however you can to Because Kids Grieve at idahogives.org/organizations/because-kids-grieve

🤍 Share your contribution with 5 friends asking them to match your donation or share our mission

We understand that not everyone has the ability to make a monetary donation at this time, please help us move our mission forward by sharing our mission and posts with your friends.

Visit: idahogives.org and support Because Kids Grieve!

Journeying with mourning children & teens.

Because Kids Grieve has day camps and after school events that bring grieving children and their mentors together. We also hold an overnight camp in the beautiful Southern Idaho hills. Kids that would not communicate or participate in group sessions end up as part of the group, smiling and opening up. What happens affects their lives for the good in contrast to the undesirable lasting effects of ignoring the grief crisis.

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BKG Winter Day Camp excitement galore!  Who can pass up drumming your feelings on the Journey of Grief?  BKG South Centr...
Camp BKG at Trinity Pines Camp in Cascade, ID was a huge success with over 50 registered campers along with a 12 volunte...
2019 Camp Erin South Idaho

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459 Shoup Avenue
Twin Falls, ID
83301

General information

Who can attend?
The camps are open to children ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one.
What is the cost?
There is no cost to attend. BKG Inc is a non profit organization and is the recipient of generous grants and donations for children to attend.

BKG Camps are not counseling sessions, although most of the leaders are counselors, social workers, hospice nurses and chaplains. The one thing we have in common is a desire to provide a safe place for children and teens to express grief and develop coping skills through this experience.
• Mentors—adults who care about kids, especially those who have experienced the death of someone close to them may volunteer to participate in the camps. Mentors participate in training and planning of each camp to provide the best possible experience for kids. Each mentor needs to have a background check documented.
• “Big Buddy”—mentors are “assigned” to each kid and will have the opportunity to be with each other throughout the camp.

How to register for a camp?
• Request a registration form by contacting the phone number or email listed below [email protected].

How to volunteer for a camp?
• There are many ways to volunteer to help in the BKG program. Contact us to request a volunteer application form.
• BKG Board Members are available to speak to interested groups on topics related to children and grief.

How to donate to BKG?
• BKG, Inc is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code, and can accept tax-deductible donations. Financial support comes from diverse sources sharing the common interest of supporting our community’s children at a very significant time in their lives.

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