Guthrie Good Grief Day Camp Registration Open

May 31, 2019

Guthrie Hospice is holding its annual Good Grief Day Camp on June 18, 19 and 20 for children ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a loved one. 

The bereavement support camp is held at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone in Bradford County, Pa. The focus of the camp is to help children with grief and bereavement through play, art, music and activities.

Good Grief Day Camp provides an atmosphere to help children understand that their feelings are normal, lets them celebrate the life of the person who has died and teaches them coping skills. “There is nothing easy about losing a loved one,” said Trudy Ventello, LSW, one of the camp leaders.

“Every year’s camp experience has been a great success and very rewarding,” echoes Pat Kirkowski, camp leader. “We knew we wanted to keep offering it to the community.” This is the camp’s 20th year.

There is no fee for the Good Grief Day Camp. The camp is supported by the efforts of Guthrie Hospice and Bradford-Sullivan Counties Office of Mental Health. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call Guthrie Hospice at (570) 265-8615.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from a twelve-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., Troy, Pa. and Cortland, N.Y., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers offering 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities in Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at seven convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.