In an effort to help brighten the lives of children who have recently lost a loved one, Hospice of Chesterfield County is sponsoring a one-day bereavement camp for children ages five to 12 in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties who have experienced loss.
The 13th annual “Camp Sunshine” is being designed especially for young children who have experienced a death in the family and would benefit from a program using planned activities to help them cope with this loss. The program is open to all recently bereaved children in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties including those whose families were not served by Hospice.
The camp will be held at the Chesterfield Family YMCA on SC 9. beginning at 6:30 p. Friday, June 24 The Friday night lock-in will include activities like movies, games and activities designed to help children deal with loss.
On Saturday, June 25 Camp Sunshine activities will include outdoor games and a pool party, the camp will conclude on at 3 pm. This year, Children are not required to stay the night if they do not want to do so.
There is no charge for the camp, supplies, or lunch. Family members will need to provide transportation for their child or relative to attend “Camp Sunshine.”
For more information about the camp, please call Melonie Adams at 623-9155 or 1-800-572-9322.
Hospice is a program of care and supportive services designed to help terminally ill persons live as comfortably and as fully as possible during the last stage of their life. The Hospice organization focuses on the maximum comfort and care of the terminally ill and provides support through an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy and volunteers.
For more information about Hospice of Chesterfield County, please visit the Hospice office located at 700 W. Blvd. in Chesterfield (623-9155) or our office in Cheraw at 160 Second St. (537-2008) or toll free at 1-800-572-9322.