Chameleon’s Journey is an overnight grief camp at Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, SC for children and teens (ages 7-16) who have lost a significant person in their lives. It’s a place where kids who have suffered tremendous loss find their “tribe” — others who understand exactly what they’re going through because they’ve been there. It’s a place where they can relax and have fun, and not feel guilty about enjoying themselves. Lisa Verrier-Christy, member of the Cabarrus Quilter’s Guild, has experienced a lot of lost. This past January, she went to a guild meeting where they were discussing ways to give back to the community and Lisa had a wonderful idea. She had recently completed her thesis on childhood bereavement and had Chameleon’s Journey on her mind. She knew it would be an amazing treat (and a unique gift) if each camper had his or her own quilt to have at camp and then take home as a reminder of their weekend. Lisa pitched the idea to HPCCR and (naturally) received approval. And thus, the challenge began. Lisa Verrier-Christy and her many workers made beautiful quilts and donated them to the kids at Chameleon’s Journey. Here are some of the quilts: Watch your mailbox for the winter issue of The Crier to learn more about this year’s Chameleon’s Journey experience.