Hospice creates summer safe space for grieving kids

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Hospice of Wichita Falls will soon provide a free safe place for kids who have lost a loved one to show their emotions. To further this goal, Hospice of Wichita Falls is enrolling students in Camp Grin Again.

The nonprofit organizations. which provides care to patients and families in the Texoma area, provides physical and medical care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and provides emotional support for loved ones during the difficult time.

The camp is for Kindergarten through 8th graders who are grieving a recent or not so recent loss. The support groups are opened to children handling any type of death not just for families who have used Hospice services. 

The week-long half-day camp will allow children to participate in fun games and activities and create artwork to express their feelings.

The camp’s curriculum is based on acceptance, validation, guidance and creation. Each focus in the program is specified to build confidence for students to express and experience a wide range of emotions and affirm the unique quality of each individual’s grief in a safe environment.

Through collaborations and communication, campers can work through painful days of mourning that came with new family dynamics that follow passings and equip them with skills and abilities to serve children throughout their lives.

The camp will be from July 9-13 from 8 a.m. to noon, but the deadline to register is July 2.

Camp Grin Again will be held at Our Redeemer Luthern Church.

For registration for Camp Grin Again, click here. 

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