Children dealing with the loss of a loved one have a place to go this summer thanks to Hospice of Michigan.

Camp Good Grief is being held June 16 at Camp Newaygo. It is a free all day camp for kids ages 8-17 who have lost a loved one.

The camp allows the campers to be surrounded by people in a similar situation, and have been faced with similar circumstances. It is open to any child dealing with grief, not just children whose loved one was cared for by Hospice of Michigan.

Campers will have the opportunity to decorate a lantern and let it go in memory of their loved on during a walk. The hike will also include guided meditation to teach children about coping skills and lessen their anxiety, and get in touch with their emotions.

Campers can also enjoy other standard summer camp activities like kayaking, hiking, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, and other recreational activities.

The trained volunteers and camp staff at the camp are lead by grief professionals.

To learn more about Hospice of West Michigan and Camp Good Grief, click on this link.

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