Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bereavement camp for kids

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2009
Barton HealthCare System
Denise Sloan Smart

Children’s grief camp returns in August

South Lake Tahoe - Grieving children will get some much needed emotional help at “ Camp Sunrise : Children’s Bereavement Camp” Aug. 28 through 30 at the Galilee Episcopal Camp & Conference Center, at Zephyr Cove.
Thanks to the Barton Hospital Foundation, Barton’s Hospice of the Lake/Valley and El Dorado and Douglas county schools, children attending Camp Sunrise receive grief education and support through a variety of fun-filled activities and programs. They also receive positive direction in working through bereavement issues, leaving them with a positive outlook for the future.
Trained councilors will be available to help the children all weekend.
Camp Sunrise is limited to children ages 7 to 14 who have experienced the loss of a family member and who reside in El Dorado or Douglas Counties .
With loving support, grieving children share their experiences with acceptance as they move through the healing process.
Support for parents and caregivers further enhance the grieving child’s journey back to health.
There is no charge for children to attend, as costs for Camp Sunrise are underwritten by generous donations from the community.
Pick up applications in the Barton Hospital Foundation office at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 600, South Lake Tahoe or online at
Application deadline is June 15. For more information, call 530-543-5614.

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