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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Grief Camp Planned for Youth
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Overnight Camp Scheduled for Children Who Have Lost a Loved One

A unique two-day camp in Livingston County is being offered this summer for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. The camp will combine traditional summer activities with age-specific grief support for children and teens.

Ted and Jane's Camp Courage is an overnight camp and will be held July 21-22 and July 28-29, at the Howell Nature Center in Howell. Camp Courage is a collaborative effort of the Ted and Jane Von Voigtlander Foundation and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice. This free program is open to children in the community from ages 6-17.

Children can attend Camp Courage to participate in a combination of outdoor activities, creative arts and music activities. All activities are designed to help campers express and share their grief with peers in order to help them cope better. Campers also will take part in a special memorial ceremony to remember the person who died.

Session One – Ages 13 to 17
Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 a.m. to Sunday, July 22 at 11:30 a.m.

Session Two - Ages 6 to 12
Saturday, July 28 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, July 29 at 11:30 a.m.

Howell Conference & Nature Center
1005 Triangle Lake Road
Howell, MI 48843

There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. Space is limitedso register early by contacting Claudia Nafsu at 517-540-9125 or
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