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Camp Good Grief and Journey

Gearing Up for Camp Good Grief

When we lose a loved one, we all grieve in different ways. The loss of a loved one can be particularly difficult for children and teens.

Each summer, Albany Community Hospice hosts its annual grief camps for children and teens. Camp Good Grief is for children fifth grade and below, and Journey is for youth/teens sixth-12th grades.

The camps allow children and teens to grow and grieve together. Camp participants engage in activities and small group sessions to help them learn about and discuss grief with their peers. Experienced, trained counselors, who are prepared to deal with bereavement issues, will assist campers throughout their time at the camps.

The children will participate in small group activities, such as crafts, group sessions and games to help children express their grief. A memorial service is also held at the conclusion of each camp day at 4:30 p.m.

Dates and Times:

  • Camp Good Grief (Grade K-2) June 19, 1-5 p.m.
  • Camp Good Grief (Grade 3-5) June 21, 1-5 p.m.
  • Camp Journey (Grade 6-12) June 26, 1-5 p.m.

There is no cost for participating. The camp is most beneficial to those children and teens who:

  • have lost a loved one in the last one to three years
  • have a realistic memory of the person who died
  • placed significant importance on the person who died

The camps are available to any child or teen in the community who has experienced the death of a loved one. For more information, or to receive an application, contact Cheryl Nance or Tim Olds at Albany Community Hospice by calling (229) 312-7050.