Fifty children attended the Sea Star Program’s Camp Good Grief last weekend at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp.
Held by TrustBridge Health Bereavement Centers, the program was provided for grieving children ages 8 to 17 from Palm Beach County and Broward County.
The free of charge, three-day/two-night camping experience included outdoor activities, games and organized cooperative activities, music and art.
Campers also enjoyed support and friendship as they shared their stories, while having the opportunity to identify ways to cope with loss and change, improve self-esteem, learn to recognize and validate feelings, identify safe ways to express grief and recognize that having fun is still a part of life.
“We’re thrilled that these children were able to experience this wonderful camp,” said Bishop W. Oshea Granger, Chairman, Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and Hospice by the Sea Foundation. “We’re hopeful that through their shared experience, they can help each other find a ‘new normal.’”
“We are also grateful to our many donors, including the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, who made this healing experience possible. We’re so thankful for their support.”