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By Jay Polk - bio | email

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Every year, thousands of children lose a loved one. And often they feel like they're alone in dealing with their grief.

This week, Phoebe Putney Hospital is hosting a camp to help those kids.

Camp Good Grief includes fun activities such as games and presentations from the Parks at Chehaw.

It's for Elementary school children.

A similar camp called Journey is for Middle and High Schoolers.

Both camps serve the same purpose, to help kids recover emotionally while having fun.

"I think it makes all of us feel better because we're talking about how we felt about it...talking about how we feel now," said Kody Stetter, a 10 year old from Albany.

The camps have been running for more than 10-years and will come together tomorrow for a memorial service for the lost family members at the Potter Community Center in southern Dougherty County.

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