Camp Good Grief
In Southeastern Michigan, Camp Good Grief will be held August 9, 2019 at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa. Camp Ohiyesa is located in Holly on Fish Lake, and offers a variety of camp activities. Acres of groomed fields and natural woods for play. Parents can trust that the adventures at Camp Ohiyesa are led by a well-trained camp staff, whose number one focus is their campers. Visit the YMCA camp website.
Applications are due June 28, 2019. Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible. For applications and more information, parents or guardians should call Jackie Morris, 313-578-6328 or Cindy Palmer, 734-794-5177. There is no charge for Camp Good Grief. Lunch and a snack are provided at no charge.
Camp Good Grief is a day camp for children ages 8-17. The experience combines fun and adventurous activities with grief education and emotional support, all facilitated by Hospice of Michigan grief professionals and trained volunteers.
At Camp Good Grief, children will find comfort in the knowledge that there are others who have experienced a similar circumstance and can relate to the way they are feeling. At Camp Good Grief, children have the opportunity to address their feelings, remember their loved ones and create friendships that last long after camp is over.
How does a grieving child benefit from an experience like Camp Good Grief?
- Grief can be a lonely experience for a child. Camp Good Grief allows a grieving child to be with other children who share the same feelings and learn that they are not alone.
- The feelings that come with grief can be intense and overwhelming, and some children may question if they are “going crazy.” Camp Good Grief helps children understand that the way they are feeling is normal.
- Grieving children have an opportunity to address their feelings and remember their loved ones through a variety of activities including arts and crafts, physical activities, team-building and canoeing. Throughout camp children are encouraged to express their feelings in ways that are constructive and can help them heal.
Camp Good Grief Staff
Camp Good Grief is staffed by caring and qualified Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice grief professionals and trained volunteers, along with the experienced staff of the Camp, who guide the children through activities at their respective locations.
Camp Good Grief Activities
- Canoeing | Zipline | Arts and Crafts | Rock Climbing | Music Therapy |