Camps help children cope with grief

If you know a child who is coping with grief related to the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other close family member, we would like to share some of the summer grief camps for children available in our area.

At a grief camp, children participate in a variety of activities that can be helpful to work through the emotions of grief.

It’s also often helpful to be in a group setting with other children experiencing grief, which makes kids feel like they’re not alone in what they’re feeling.

Here’s a list of children’s grief camps in northeast Ohio.

Summit County

Grief Care Place Children’s Camp – ages 5-15 years
Adell Durbin Park, Stow, OH
July 17, 18 and 19

For information and registration, call 330-686-1750 or visit http://www.thegriefcareplace.org/

For information and registration, call 330-665-1455.

Mahoning Valley

Good Grief:  Camp Frederick – ages 9 – 15 years
6996 Millrock Road, Rogers, OH  44455
July 28, 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1 and 2 (overnight camp)

For information and registration, call 330-227-3633 or visit http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/jun/23/free-camp-offered-for-grieving-youths/

Cuyahoga County

Cornerstone of Hope Camps

Camp Lionheart –  ages 7 – 17 years
Camp Oty’okwa, Hocking Hills (Hocking County – south of Akron)
July 28 – Aug. 3 (overnight camp)

Camp Erin – ages 8 – 17 years
Camp Marengo (Morrow County)
Aug. 9-11   (overnight camp)

For information and registration call 216-524-4673 or visit http://cornerstoneofhope.org/page/camps-and-retreats.

Lake County

Hospice of the Western Reserve’s “Together We Can” Camp
Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland-Chardon Road in Kirtland
(have pick up/drop off locations in Cleveland and Warrensville Heights)
Aug. 6-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

For information and registration, call Karen Hartfield at 216-486-6042.

Wayne County

Hospice of Wayne County –ages 7 – 12 years
2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH
July 22 – 26, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For information and registration, call 330-264-4899.

Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties

Community Hospice –  ages 8 – 14 years
Camp Wanake, Beach City
July 8 – 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For information and registration, call 330-493-0126.

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