Serenity Hospice and Oregon Park District host summer camp for bereaved kids


OREGON — Serenity Hospice and the Oregon Park District will be hosting a one-day summer camp for bereaved kids ages 6-17 on July 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nash Recreation Center in Oregon.
The camp is geared toward children who have experienced the death of a significant loved one.
“The camp will allow kids to connect with others who are their own age and who has experienced the death of a loved one and also enjoy a fun day of traditional camp activities,” said Cathy Warren, Serenity’s Bereavement Coordinator.  “Studies show that these types of camps can be instrumental to kids as they work through their grief.”  
The Oregon Park District is hosting the event at Nash Recreation Center in Oregon and some of the activities the kids will be able to participate in are swimming, racquetball and the new game phenomena “pickleball.”
These normal camp activities will be interspersed with activities organized by Warren and her team of volunteers including making memory boxes and the releasing of butterflies.  
A meal and two snacks are included and the cost to attend is only $10, scholarships are available if this is a problem.   
“Serenity is a resource in our community,” said Warren.  “And this is just another way that Serenity is able to serve and accomplish our mission of helping all people, whether or not they were a hospice family.”  
For further information or to register, call Warren at 815-732-2499.

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