Family Day Camp Offered for Grieving Youth
Saturday, October 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Triple C Camp
Charlottesville, VA – September 27, 2013 – Hospice of the Piedmont announces the 2013 Journeys Fall Family Day Camp. This camp is being offered for children and teens (ages 5 to 18) and other adult family members who are trying to cope with the death of a loved one. There is no charge to attend; the program is provided as a public service and is funded by donations and grants. Children and teens should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Journeys camps provide a safe and supportive environment that gives grieving children, teens, and parents the opportunity to discover that they are not alone and their feelings are normal. Through a mix of artistic, athletic, and therapeutic activities, families have fun and – by spending time with other bereaved families and working through their feelings – begin to heal.
The fall camp will be held on Saturday, October 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Triple C Camp in Charlottesville. The day’s activities include scrapbooking, music expression, high ropes adventures, outdoor games, grief education, lunch, snacks and a meaningful closing ceremony.
For an application or more information about camps or ongoing bereavement groups for children, teens, and parents, call the Journeys program at Hospice of the Piedmont at 434-817-6900 or 1-800-975-5501 or visit www.hopva.org. Transportation may be available for families in need.
Event Highlights – Journeys Family Fun Day Camp:
· Place: Triple C Camp, 920 Camp Road, Charlottesville
· Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
· Time: 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
· Call 434-817-6900 or visit www.hopva.org to register
About Hospice of the Piedmont
Founded in 1980, Hospice of the Piedmont is the only community-based nonprofit hospice organization serving Central Virginia. We serve the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Nelson and Augusta. Hospice of the Piedmont provides professional, compassionate care to terminally ill patients and their families, plus bereavement support for community members coping with the death of a loved one. Hospice of the Piedmont is committed to providing care and support services to all members of our community regardless of their ability to pay.