​Are you looking for a way to help a grieving child or teen? Western Reserve Grief Services is hosting grief support camps in scenic natural settings this summer to support children coping with the death of loved ones.

Led by trained grief support professionals from Hospice of the Western Reserve, they combine art, music, play and nature exploration to help with the healing process. The camps bring together children, all of whom have experienced the death of a loved one, in a safe, supportive environment. All camps are open to the community and offered at a nominal cost (scholarships available).

“In an atmosphere of comfort and trust, the camps offer children a chance to learn about grief and new ways of expressing feelings, and to honor their special person,” said Karen Hatfield, Team Leader, Counseling. “We start as strangers and leave as friends.”

To register or request an information packet, call 216.486.6838. For a comprehensive list of community bereavement resources, visit www.hospicewr.org/griefandloss.

One-Day Camp
Common Ground (ages 8-14)
In collaboration with Common Ground - The Cindy Nord Center for Renewal
14240 Baird Road, Oberlin, OH 44074
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is a one-day camp for children ages 8-14 who have experienced the death of a loved one; register by June 28.

Three-Day Camp
Red Oak (ages 6-13)
9057 Kirtland-Chardon Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
August 7-9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.This day camp is for children ages 6-13 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Pick up and drop off times will be determined; register by July 20.

Family Event
At the Beach (all ages)
Mentor Headlands
9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060
Saturday, July 28, 3 - 5 p.m.; register by July 20.

Hospice of the Western Reserve is grateful for the philanthropic gifts that make the camps possible. The 2018 program is supported in part by the Leonard Krieger Fund of the Cleveland Foundation and the Goldner Family. If you would like to help grieving children and families by making a donation to the Together We Can camp program, please contact Bonnie Robbins at 216.383.5258 or BRobbins@hospicewr.org