A camp nestled away in North Scituate is providing relief to kids coping with grief.

Camp Braveheart, run by Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, opens its doors for two days each year, for children and teens who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

"I did lose two family members due to cancer. That had a huge impact on me." - Akaylah Paturzzio, Camper

While the 120 kids at the camp all have different stories, they've all experienced loss. The camp aims to help them work through their grief, alongside 80 volunteers who have walked in the same shoes.

"Many of the volunteers have actually had their own losses as well. Their journey has led them here." - Sarah Cordeiro, Camp Director

Emily Rose Smith, a 17-year-old volunteer, lost her father to liver cancer four years ago. She started coming to the camp for three straight summers as a camper, and now, in her fourth year, works as a leader.

"It just ended up being my favorite thing to do every summer. I can just help people who are also grieving, and I can make new friends and I can just have fun."

She also made a friend while attending the camp. Briana Gibbons, 16, lost her grandmother.

"I met Emily and she's the only person who really understand what I'm going through."

Camp Braveheart is in its 12th year, and has the typical arts and crafts, but also provides ways for campers to honor their loved ones with activities to memorialize them.

But beyond the activities, whats most important for these campers are the connections they're making and the support they're receiving.

"Meeting people who have been through something similar that I've been through is rare. I've already made two friends!"

For more information on Camp Braveheart, click here.