Free grief support day camp begins Aug. 10
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 24, 2018) – Arbor Hospice and Arbor Hospice are accepting applications for Camp Good Grief. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2018 at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, located at 7300 Hickory Ridge Road in Holly. The camp is open to any child dealing with grief, regardless of whether or not their loved one received care from Arbor Hospice or Arbor Hospice. To register, visit www.hom.org/camp/. Applications are due no later than June 29.
Camp Good Grief is a free, one-day camp for children ages 8-17 who have lost a loved one. Led by grief professionals, trained volunteers and Camp Ohiyesa staff, campers will enjoy fun and adventurous activities including a team-based obstacle course, arts and crafts, canoeing, zip lining, music, pet therapy and more. The camp gives children the opportunity to address their feelings of loss, remember their loved ones and create friendships that last long after camp is over.
Lunch and a snack are included with registration.
Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to register early. For questions regarding camp activities or registration, call Jackie Morris at 313.578.6328 or Cindy Palmer at 734.794.5177.
About Arbor Hospice
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Arbor Hospice (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 6,500 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701.