West Michigan Kids to Gain Valuable Grief-Coping Skills at Camp Good Grief

Registration now open for Hospice of Michigan’s free one-day camp

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 6, 2019) – Hospice of Michigan, the state’s original and largest hospice provider, is accepting applications from now until Thursday, May 30 for its annual Camp Good Grief, which will be held on Monday, June 17 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Camp Newaygo, 5333 S. Centerline Rd. in Newaygo, Michigan. The camp is open to any child dealing with grief, regardless of whether or not their loved one received care from Hospice of Michigan. To register, visit hom.convio.net/camp.

Camp Good Grief is a free, one-day camp for children ages 8-17 that combines a variety of fun activities with grief education and emotional support. All activities are facilitated by caring and qualified Hospice of Michigan grief professionals and trained volunteers, along with the experienced staff at Camp Newaygo. Throughout the day, campers will enjoy fun and adventurous recreation including arts and crafts, rock climbing, canoeing and other team-building activities. The camp gives children an opportunity to address their feelings, remember their loved ones and create friendships that last long after camp is over.

Campers will also participate in special activities meant to aid in the healing process, such as gathering around a healing circle to write a letter to their loved one and making memory boxes in their honor.

Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included with registration.

Space is limited and those interested are encouraged to register early. For questions regarding camp activities or registration, contact Katie Gedraitis at kgedrait@hom.org or 231.845.3423.

About Hospice of Michigan
A nationally recognized leader in end-of-life care, Hospice of Michigan (HOM) is the original – and largest – hospice in the state. A founding member of the NorthStar Care Community, the nonprofit delivers the highest quality of care, raising more than $5 million each year to cover costs for the uninsured and underinsured. HOM offers a broad range of services to enhance the quality of life at the end of life. HOM also provides grief support and counseling, as well as caregiver education and support. A member of the NorthStar Care Community, HOM also provides palliative care through NorthStar Palliative Care, pediatric hospice care and compassionate support services through Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children, and education programs for physicians and health care professionals through the NorthStar Institute. The NorthStar Care Community also includes Arbor Hospice. In total, NorthStar Care Community members serve nearly 6,500 patients annually across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. For more information, call 888.247.5701