Guthrie Hospice is holding Good Grief Day Camp on June 13, 14 and 15 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 kids understand that their feelings are normal and lets them celebrate the life of the person who has died and also to learn 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 18th year.
There is no fee for the Good Grief Day Camp. The camp is supported by the efforts of Guthrie Hospice and Bradford County’s Human Service Development Fund. Pre-registration is necessary by June 9. For more information or to register, please call Pat Kirkowski at (570) 265-2525 or Trudy Ventello at 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 an 11-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., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 22 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.