About Camp Braveheart

Camp Braveheart is a Christ-centered camp designed to meet the unique spiritual and emotional needs of youth who are walking the journey of grief after the death of someone they dearly love. By understanding the grief process, the campers learn how to identify their feelings and how to express them in healthy ways.

The feelings of being all alone and no one understanding are defused when, not only do they realize God’s presence in their lives, but they are with others in similar circumstances. Being fearful, anxious, angry, exhausted, lonely and paralyzed by guilt are overwhelming, but normal emotions of grief.

June 20-25, 2022
Campers Check in: Monday at 2:00PM
Check out: Saturday at 10:00 AM
Training for all volunteers is June 18-20, 2022

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Cost: $375
Initial Deposit: $100
Final Cost: $275 due by June 6, 2022

Scholarships are available by contacting us

Camp Director

Martha Furman, LPC, LMFT

Martha is the President of Braveheart Grief Ministries, Inc. She developed and has facilitated this camp since 2008. Martha is in private practice at Total Life Counseling, Inc. and facilitates grief support groups for Gentle Shepherd Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia. She is a graduate of Clemson University and received her degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary. She and her husband reside in Salem, Virginia.

Goals of Camp

The goals of camp is to provide strategies to create an environment for healing and adjustment by:
1. Knowing they are not alone by building support from others walking the same journey;
2. Understanding the grief process;
3. Establishing a vocabulary to express their emotions;
4. Learning healthy coping skills to manage this difficult season in life; and
5. Providing a safe place to express their grief in order to bring healing into their lives and adjust to their new normal.

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Children honoring the life of someone special - help donate to support a child attending camp

Provide a Scholarship

Every child that attends camp has the opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special in their lives. You can help support a child by donating towards our scholarship fund. Each year we need $60,000 to ensure everyone that wants to go to camp can go.

Braveheart Grief Ministries, Inc is a Virginia non-profit corporation and charitable foundation that sponsors the Camp Braveheart program under the direction of its Director, Martha M. Furman, LPC, LMFT.

Volunteer to Help

Camp Braveheart needs volunteers who have a heart and desire to walk alongside and listen to youth who are on this grief journey.

The requirements to volunteer are to love God with your whole heart, love kids, love the outdoors, be fun, and committed to serving others. For more details check out the Volunteer Details.

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