Hos­pice chil­drens’ camp pro­vides healing, sup­port

Maryland Independent - - Community -

Hos­pice of Charles County re­cently held their an­nual Camp Sun­shine event cre­at­ing a fun and mean­ing­ful day for sev­eral chil­dren through­out Charles County.

Campers are chil­dren be­tween the ages of 6-12 who have re­cently ex­pe­ri­enced the loss of a loved one. In ad­di­tion to crafts and games, campers cre­ated a mem­ory box for their loved one and talked about their loss in a sup­port­ive healing cir­cle.

This year’s healing cir­cle in­cluded spe­cial guests Bo­gie and Ba­call, ther­a­peu­tic dogs owned by Doug and Gail Manuel of Trin­ity Memo­rial Gar­dens. Ki­wa­nis Club of Wal­dorf, Chick-fil-A, Utz and New Life Church helped make the day suc­cess­ful.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Camp Sun­shine or be­reave­ment sup­port ser­vices, con­tact Hos­pice of Charles County at 301-861-5300.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Chil­dren of Camp Sun­shine, a Hos­pice of Charles County day camp for chil­dren, smile at New Life Church in La Plata where the camp was held.

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