Children learn to cope with losing a loved one at day-camp

Children learn to cope with losing a loved one at day-camp
70 kids between ages 5 and 18 attended Camp Good Grief at the Willson Hospice House in Albany. (Source: WALB)
70 kids between ages 5 and 18 attended Camp Good Grief at the Willson Hospice House in Albany. (Source: WALB)
Experienced and trained counselors talked with the kids in small groups about how to grieve. (Source: WALB)
Experienced and trained counselors talked with the kids in small groups about how to grieve. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Hospice brought dozens of children to a camp to teach them how to handle losing a loved one.

70 kids between ages 5 and 18 attended Camp Good Grief at the Willson Hospice House in Albany Saturday.

Experienced and trained counselors talked with the kids in small groups about how to grieve.

At the end of the day, the kids released butterflies in memory of the person they lost.

"We have a number of children who have very different losses," said Jennifer Stephens with Phoebe Hospice.

"(It) kinda made us all bond together, people we've never met each other before, we kind of got closer together as people," said Frederick Wimberly who attended the camp with his sister.

The activities today included sharing memories of their loved ones, and understanding they're not alone.

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