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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.