A Happy Week For Grieving Children

. November 30, 2018.
Children from around the country who have experienced the death of a loved one spend a week at the 2018 Experience Camp in Maine
Children from around the country who have experienced the death of a loved one spend a week at the 2018 Experience Camp in Maine.

This summer, August 25-30, at Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, MI, boys and girls from the Midwest and beyond will come together to spend a week at the sixth Experience Camp. Experience Camps provide free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1.5 million children are living in a single-family household because of the death of one parent. Grieving children are at higher risk than their non-grieving peers for depression, anxiety, poor school attendance or dropping out, isolation, behavior problems, lowered academic achievement, drug and/or alcohol abuse, incarceration or suicide. Experience Camps seeks to help these children by providing positive camp experiences. Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief. Camp is currently accepting referrals and applications for boys and girls entering grades 4 – 7 in the 2019-2020 school year.

Visit experience.camp or call 860-850-0397
to learn more and access the application.