OREGON — Serenity Hospice and the Oregon Park District will be hosting a one-day summer camp for bereaved kids ages 6-17 on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 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. A meal and two snacks are included and the cost to attend is only $10, scholarships are available if this is a problem. This is the second camp being sponsored by Serenity and the Oregon Park District. Even if your child attended the last camp, they are invited to also attend this camp.
“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.”
If you have further questions or would like information about registration, please call Warren at 815-732-2499.