Hospice to host free Kids Grief Day Camp

Hospice of Kitsap County is inviting kids who live in Kitsap County to a Kids Grief Day Camp.

The free day camp is for youth ages 3 to 18, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. Organizers promise a fun and safe event for kids who are experiencing grief and loss in their lives.

When families face the death of someone they love, all members of the family cope differently, if they are able to cope at all. The Kids Grief Day Camp will be a place where kids will meet others in their community facing loss, get the tools they need to deal with their everyday lives, and have some fun too.

The camp will offer kids coping skills, remembrance arts and crafts, and games and activities taught by licensed counseling professionals from Hospice of Kitsap County. Organizers note that painting is one of the activities, so youth should wear appropriate clothing.

The day camp takes place at the Silverwood School, located at 14000 Central Valley Road NW, Poulsbo. A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 25; sign up by contacting Hospice of Kitsap County at 360-698-4611. If needed, parents or guardians of young children are also invited. A release form is required for children without a parent or guardian; call for details.

For more information, contact Pam Marsing, director of counseling and bereavement services for Hospice of Kitsap County, at 360-698-4611.

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