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2023 Bereavement Camp Helps Kids Who have Experienced Death of Loved One

GREAT BEND, Kan. – Grieving is difficult for everyone, especially children. Memories Matter Bereavement Camp is a 1-day camp experience for kids ages 5-12 who have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other loved one. Each child will have experiences that can help them understand grieving is necessary for healing.


Created and directed by hospice grief counselors, the camp is free of charge and offered by The University of Kansas Health System in partnership with Great Bend Rec.


The camp will help children understand that grief and mourning are natural reactions that are not one-time events, that children grieve differently than adults and all feelings are OK.


To help promote healthy grieving, trained counselors will guide campers through a variety of activities designed to provide healing for the body, mind and spirit. Activities will include music, art, games and puppet shows.


If you know a child who has experienced the loss of a loved one, you now have a way to help. Memories Matter Bereavement Camp will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023. Advance registration is required.


For more information or to register, call Home Health and Hospice at 620-792-8171. Space is limited.

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