2019 "Good Grief" camp brings support to grieving kids

This July, Regional Hospice and Palliative Care (RHPC) hosted it’s annual “Good Grief” summer camp for children aged 6-13 who have experienced the death of a close family member.

The four-day summer camp took place from July 15th – 18th at RHPC’s Center for Comfort Care and Healing in Danbury, CT.  The 15 campers, with the support of trained facilitators, explored their feelings, practiced new confidence-building activities and connected with one another in meaningful ways.

Special activities for the children were arranged throughout the week.  This included a visit from Nadine’s Animal Friends, where the children got to wear a python around their necks!  They also participated in yoga, gardened, played with a therapy dog, watched a movie, did arts and crafts, and took a field trip to the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding horse farm in Brewster, NY, where they learned how to care for and ride horses.

The older kids, who had attended camp in the past, provided an incredible support for the younger kids who had experienced a recent loss.

A special thank you to all the generous donors and volunteers who contributed to make this camp a memorable experience for all.  To support the “Good Grief” camp or other RHPC programs, visit MakingTheBestOfEveryday.org.