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When a child experiences the loss of a loved one, they need help dealing with the strong emotions of grief. Camp Brave Heart is a bereavement camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one – a grandparent, a parent, a sibling or a friend.
The free three-day camp combines grief support with fun of a recreational day camp. Camp counselors experienced in child and adolescent grief lead fun-filled activities to help campers learn from each other about grief and ways to cope with loss. Even if the child seems to be adjusting well to the loss, many children still have concerns they may not feel comfortable sharing for fear of causing sadness to family members who are also grieving.
Camp Brave Heart is for children ages 6 -16. Most importantly the experience allows children to explore and share their feelings with other children who have experienced a loss – helping them to understand that they are not alone in their experience.
Camp activities will include:
August 7 -9, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Thursday
Location: First United Methodist Church, Paris, Texas
Cypress Basin Hospice is the only non-profit hospice serving Lamar County. Cypress Basin Hospice has offered support since 1986 throughout Northeast Texas for those patients and their families who are undergoing the effects of life-limiting illness. Care is given in the patient’s home, nursing facility, assisted living, or hospital. In addition to Camp Brave Heart, Cypress Basin Hospice offers a wide range of grief support programs to families and individuals, whether or not they are Cypress Basin Hospice clients.
If you know a child who would benefit from Camp Brave Heart, please contact Cypress Basin Hospice at 903-577-1510 or 888-429-2966, or go to www: cbhospice.org.