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GriefCare Place offers bereavement camp

6/19/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of The GriefCare Place
STOW — Children ages 6-10 and 11-14 are invited to join with others who have experienced the death of someone they love at Heart-to-Heart Boot Camp offered by The GriefCare Place.

Participants in the three-day camp will explore feelings, memories and ways to cope with the hurts and challenges that the death has brought. Tools will be given to express grief and ease the pain in everyday life. Activities, art, books, play and therapy dogs will be incorporated into the program.

Shown above are children at a previous camp.

Leading the team that will facilitate this camp is Mike Johnson, MA.Ed., LPCC, a therapist with Shelter Care. A special introductory session will be held the first day for adults who bring the children and care for them during all the adjustments. Nancy Carst, L.I.S.W. C.T., a bereavement specialist from Akron Children’s Hospital, will focus this time on how to help the children.

Heart-to-Heart Boot Camp will take place June 30, July 1 and July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Adell Durbin Park, 3300 Darrow Road. The Millennium Fund of Akron Community Foundation provided partial funding for this camp, allowing participants to attend free.

For information and registration, contact The GriefCare Place at 330-686-1750 or visit www.thegriefcareplace.org.

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