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Phoebe hosts Camp Good Grief for hospice children

More than 50 kids attended the emotional event. More than 50 kids attended the emotional event.
The camp is not only a place for kids to have fun, but a place for them to talk. The camp is not only a place for kids to have fun, but a place for them to talk.
Jennifer Stephens Jennifer Stephens
At the end of the camp they hosted a memorial service for lost loved ones. At the end of the camp they hosted a memorial service for lost loved ones.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Phoebe hosted "Camp Good Grief" on Saturday for children from the Wilson Hospice House. The day provided a lot of fun activities, and allowed the kids to find support while grieving.

More than 50 kids attended the emotional event.

Camp Director Jennifer Stephens said the camp is a place for young people to open up in a place, and feel comfortable grieving.  

"They've had a great time getting to know them today and sharing their thoughts and their feelings and talking about the person that they lost," said Stephens.

Stephens said she can relate to the kids here. When she was 15, her father passed away. 

"Something that I didn't have the opportunity to do when I was 15 years old," said Stephens.

The camp is not only a place for kids to have fun, but a place for them to talk.

"They have an opportunity to share their thoughts, their feelings experiences," said Stephens. "And to spend the day in therapeutic and fun activities."

Stephens says that every kid here has experienced something different. But she has this advice for all of them.

At the end of the camp they hosted a memorial service for lost loved ones.

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